How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses

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The education establishment is crumbling. Times have changed and our schools need to too, radically. We should be less interested in creating good little automatons who will fit neatly into the state and/or corporate world. No, we should be more interested in unleashing the computers in the heads of our little ones.

The method described below, from what I can gather seems a mix of Socrates and Maria Montessori, two of my favorite educators, plus some other stuff.

I would have done better in school in such an environment.

(From Wired.com)

Juárez Correa didn’t know it yet, but he had happened on an emerging educational philosophy, one that applies the logic of the digital age to the classroom. That logic is inexorable: Access to a world of infinite information has changed how we communicate, process information, and think. Decentralized systems have proven to be more productive and agile than rigid, top-down ones. Innovation, creativity, and independent thinking are increasingly crucial to the global economy.

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