FabLab – Paulo Blikstein

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Justice from HarvardX

This is one of the best courses i’ve ever taken from MOOC platforms, it should be taught everywhere and to everyone. I may sound a bit like i am overselling this but believe it worth every minute that you’ll devote. It’s trully an investment to you and the people around you.

The new session starts in June

 

Hope you enjoy the course as much as i did.

🙂

https://www.edx.org/course/justice-harvardx-er22-1x-1

Alternative Education

This is a hot subject in our days, and one that i am interested in alot. We can see that the traditional schooling system, which was in fact created in order to produce workers for the industry, is failing, and it’s gonna go down hard.

What will emerge is not yet clear. There obviously exists a tendency (for the new school) to be more anthropocentric and more holistic skillwise and on the other hand there is a vast pressure to introduce and implement technology, even from kindergarten.

I don’t know what will preveil (ok probably the tech-solution at first because thats what is needed: skilled workers who will program the robots but long term if, at least we wanna mainted the existing sociological structure, we have to go holistic and center the man).

For sure though, there are voices against the tech-approach for many reason (isolates socially, may be possibly harmfull [wireless radiation see post https://greekprocrastinator.wordpress.com/2016/05/02/wireless-radiation-a-warning-signal/%5D). And of course there are paradigms the economical elite where steve jobs didn’t allowed tech (especially ipads) to kids
http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-why-steve-jobs-never-let-his-kids-use-ipad-apple-social-media-2017-3

elon mask who didn’t like his kids school and created a new one etc
http://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-creates-a-grade-school-2015-5

Here are two alternative education styles that emphasize the above not tech tendencies, in animation

Waldorf

 

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Montessori Method in Education

This is an explanatory video of the montessori method

Education is desperately needs a reform..maybe this will come from the past with elements from the future (video games education)
To put it in the words of Maria Montessori “Don’t look at me..look at the way that i am pointing”

And because almost anybody wants to see the results of something some known montessori students are:

jeff bezon ceo of amazon
gabriel garcia marquez writer
george clooney actor
jimi wales creator of wikipedia
larry page, sergy bin creators of google