We love this video. It features some of the most interesting people thinking about education and learning at the moment. It’s worth a watch.
Below are some of the points we found most interesting.
Professor Stephen Heppell:
“We’re probably at the death of education right now. I think the structures and strictures of school and learning from nine to three, working on your own, not working with others, I think that’s dead or dying. And I think that learning is just beginning.”
Sugatra Mitra, Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University:
“Knowing ‘something’ is probably an obsolete idea. You don’t actually need to know anything, you can find out at the point when you need to know it. It’s the teacher’s job to point young minds to right kind of questions.”
Seth Godin, American author, entrepreneur and marketer:
“There’s a very big difference between access to information and school. They used to be the same thing. Information is available online to any one of the billion people who’ve got access to the Internet.”
Daphne Koller, Coursera Founder and Co-CEO:
“Scale is interesting because it allows us to offer a high quality product at a very low marginal cost per student, which is what allows us to take people who really can’t pay for an education, and to provide them free education at the highest quality.”