The book describes how learning has organically spread beyond the perimeter of schools, and enumerates the challenges that the education community faces in light of this huge cultural change.
From the book:
“The primary difference between the teaching-based approach to education and the learning-based approach is that in the first case the culture is the environment, while in the second case, the culture emerges from the environment — and grows along with it. In the new culture of learning, the classroom as a model is replaced by learning environments in which digital media provide access to a rich source of information and play, and the processes that occur within those environments are integral to the results.”
From the book’s website:
By exploring play, innovation, and the cultivation of the imagination as cornerstones of learning, the authors create a vision of learning for the future that is achievable, scalable and one that grows along with the technology that fosters it and the people who engage with it.
Be sure to register first. If you can’t listen to the interview live, it will be recorded. Either way, it should be a fascinating conversation.