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With Traditional Schooling Increasingly Obsolete, How To Learn Without Being Taught

larryalobo Wrote: Jun 25, 2012 11:29 AM
Traditional school model is in trouble but we try to improve it - charter schools, great teachers (in traditional roles) flipped classrooms. This viideo shows how children can learn with their own curiosity - Ssites as Khan Academy, with a good set up and direction, kids can learn lots on their own with what we have and can put online. Teachers should become tutors, coaches, and not as much dispensers of info but need to know the information. They should be skilled in technology and how to combine information from different disciplines, project management, give a direction to knowledge gathering. It should be learner focused

It’s odd how many people take my skepticism about college and try to twist it into an opposition to learning. But like the quote often attributed to Mark Twain, “I never let schooling interfere with my education.”

Here’s a radical idea worth contemplating: that school is not the best way to learn. Let me count the ways:

School fragments knowledge in the name of specialization. The problem that I run into most when advising businesses and...