Are human beings an impossible species to educate? Can we ever achieve a perfect paradigm of education? James Gee would argue that we can never achieve perfection, because human beings can act extremely stupidly. Our minds, thoughts and hearts are in a perpetual state of what you see below:
All of the inner turmoil swirling both inside & around us lead to limitations on how smart we can be and even more importantly how smartly we can actually solve problems. However, there is hope on the horizon and in my white paper linked HERE, I argue that although these conflicts swirl around and inside of us, the knowledge communities we have formed at the grassroots level provided hope & commitment towards using our smarts.
What do you think? Do you think Twitter chats and other grassroots, educator-led communities are leading us to become smarter problem solvers?
Full reference of James Gee’s (2013) book The Anti-Education Era: Creating Smarter Students Through Digital Learning contained in attachment
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