Episode 114: Wikissori

It’s been a while since we’ve delved head first into the chaotic classrooms of the American education system. In the eyes of Sir Ken Robinson, deficiencies here present one of the most pressing problems for our world, and it’s time for a paradigm shift. Kevin and I pulled out all the stops on this one, even inviting Shawn “Motherf–king” Brackett to lend his expertise to the discussion. I daresay we solved the education problem, people. Seriously. Ask John Dortmunder.

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One Comment on "Episode 114: Wikissori"

  1. Headgrinder
    05/03/2012 at 8:06 pm Permalink

    After I heard this podcast, I re-listened to this podcast:

    http://www.freedomainradio.com/DesktopModules/UltraNewsArticle/Read.aspx?Portalid=1&ArticleId=2188

    Between the two, and my own experiences, I think the best possible style of school would be one which teaches indirectly in that the students have projects perhaps even with real world value but which requires them to use math, science, etc to complete. Thus, they would not merely be memorizing information for its own sake, but learning information and seeing how it is useful and valuable at the same time.

    I think the key to truly learning and being ‘intelligent” about a subject is simply being interested enough in it to want to learn it.

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