Do Schools Kill Creativity?

TED

Sir Ken Robinson

"Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity."

CLX Connected Learning Guide

Chicago Learning Exchange

"This guide provides in-school and out-of-school practitioners with recommendations, examples, and resources for how to design, implement, and reflect on the connected learning experiences they create."

How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition (2000)

National Academy Press

"This expanded edition of How People Learn is the result of the work of two committees of the Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education of the National Research Council (NRC)"

Moving up and Down the Ladder of Abstraction

WorryDream

Bret Victor

"This interactive essay presents the ladder of abstraction, a technique for thinking explicitly about these levels, so a designer can move among them consciously ..."

Two Systems in the Mind

American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Daniel Kahneman

"Daniel Kahneman was awarded the Talcott Parsons Prize by the American Academy for his pioneering research in behavioral economics. The award, presented at a ceremony in Cambridge, honors outstanding contributions to the social sciences. At the award ceremony, Kahneman spoke on 'Two Systems in the Mind.'"

Systems Thinking in a Digital World

Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education

Peter Senge

"Peter Senge explores how we have shifted in to a new generation of systems thinking. He asks us to think about how we use technology and how that technology influences, for better and worse, the ways we communicate and connect."

Knowledge, Noise and the End of Information

Smithsonian Libraries

David Weinberger

"David Weinberger, fellow at the Berkman Institute on Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, talks about the future of libraries, museums and archives."

Why education is so difficult and contentious.

Kieran Egan

"This article proposes to explain why education is so difficult and contentious by arguing that educational thinking draws on only three fundamental ideas..."

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Learning in the 21st Century

A selection of notable ideas for learning in the current era