Friday, November 28, 2014

Jeff Sandefer: Transforming Higher Education

"For wisdom is a defense as money is a defense,
But the excellence of knowledge is that wisdom gives life to those who have it."
Ecclesiastes 7:12

Don't get mad, get even:

  • Current Higher Education model: "A paradigm so fundamentally flawed, we have to reject it."
  • "I'm done with traditional education."
  • Traditionally, few people went to college, most people had apprenticeships.
  • Four simple questions:
    • Who am I and where am I going?!?
    • What tools and skills will I need, and which will I master?!?
    • Who will affirm me and hold me accountable?!?
    • How do I prove what I can do?!?
  • Mixing video gaming and skill acquisition.
  • Master/Apprentice system: Eliminate teachers altogether.
  • "You can cling to this failed assembly line paradigm, based on fear and control, or you can raise your hand and become a master teacher yourself; someone who believes in Geniuses and Heroes and is willing to act a guide."
Take THAT Bill Powers....

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