More than one way to be an educated man

If there was a family tree, hard work and education would be related; but school would probably be a distant cousin. ‘Cos if education is the key then school is the lock, ‘cos is rarely ever develops your mind to the point where it can perceive red as green and continue to go when someone else says stop.

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Just another brick in the wall

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National curriculum is a video game

You can not be bad at watching a movie, you can not be bad at listening to an album, but you can be bad at playing a video game and the video game will punish you and deny you access to the rest of the video game. No other art form does this.

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Apart from the education system. Which incidentally not only denies you access to other levels if earlier stages were not passed to satisfactory level, but from the first test judges you for the rest of your life, often putting you into categories to deny you from ever achieving higher levels ever again. A bit like only showing 20 gold coins when 50 exist on the level because higher powers have deemed the other 30 too difficult for you to ever find.

Do we in fact need a “Nation of Curriculum” – something akin to MMO virtual worlds like World of Warcraft, where learners are encouraged to explore the world of education at the pace that suits the individual then sit exams (level up) when they feel ready, rather than at an arbitrary time based on the accumulative time spent in the world?

– Could be fun!
Revision of focus from process to user driven need.

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Foucault’s Six Principles of Heterotopia

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How TV ruined your life: Fear

http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/y4csg

Ever wondered why life doesn’t measure up to those youthful lofty expectations?

From love and money to fear and progress, Charlie Brooker explores a different universal theme each week as this six-part series attempts to explain where it all went wrong and just how wildly the TV and movie ideal differs from life’s grim reality.

… Who needs the oppression of organised religion!

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Describing Colours to Blind People

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Mass cooperation

http://m.wimp.com/birdflight/
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EDC MOOC response

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Importance of experience

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Are MOOCs like Disney films?

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And as if by magic, hundreds of thousands of people appear in the same place to join in with a really exciting (educational) dance routine (except, sometimes with a MOOC it’s a bit more free-style)…

The utopian vision of education brought to life through Disney high definition!

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