Saturday, 19 November 2011

Let's bring classrooms into the 21st century

I agreed with much of Rupert Murdoch's Keynote Address to the Foundation for Excellence in Education Summit. It reminded me of Conrad Wolfram's TED talk, which highlighted that there is far too much emphasis on hand computation in traditional teaching of mathematics. As Sir Ken Robinson says, schools kill creativity. Listening to Robinson's 2006 led me to his excellent 2010 talk and made me think more about how I should teach, and what I should teach.

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