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Disruptive Technologies

Student belongingness in the classroom

Dolly Boder

on 20 April 2010

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Transcript of Disruptive Technologies

students educators administrators society If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow. ~J. Dewey "What nutrition and reproduction are to physiological life, education is to social life. This education consists primarily in transmission through communication. Communication is a process of sharing experience till it becomes a common possession." ~J. Dewey History of Public Education
http://www.tubechop.com/watch/61733 What if Facebook worked like your CMS? Imagine if every fifteen weeks Facebook:
shut down all the groups you belonged to
deleted all your forum posts
removed all the photos, videos, and other files you had shared
forgot who your friends were The ideal of using the present simply to get ready for the future contradicts itself. It omits, and even shuts out, the very conditions by which a person can be prepared for his future. We always live at the time we live and not at some other time, and only by extracting at each present time the full meaning of each present experience are we prepared for doing the same thing in the future. This is the only preparation which in the long run amounts to anything. ~J. Dewey Institutionalized set of beliefs about education
1)achievement and mastery are more important than the sense of belonging
2)belonging is not a precondition for engagement but a reward for compliance and achievement
3)personal and emotional needs of students are met at home or in social relationships outside of the classroom Would Wenger get the warm-n-fuzzies from these ideas? "...Their world is much broader..." Unschooling = uneducated children raised by irresponsible 'parents' No Tests, No Books, No Classes. NO BRAINS ... Schools breed competition and greed Public schools are especially designed to train the masses not to think for themselves and just go along with the crowd and don’t make waves Can social media networks be used as a source for open content?
Or are they already?
Are the current ways we are thinking about education being driven by these tools? When America was founded, there was no public education
system. Upper-class students, the elite, often attended
English-style boarding schools, whereas the lower class learned
trade skills through apprenticeships. Radical Unschooling
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