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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Advent of Google means we must rethink our approach to education --- We have a romantic attachment to skills from the past which are no longer relevant on a curriculum for today's children

Free Range Learning posted on Facebook:

The algorithms that make Google possible are not taught to children. Instead, they are told: "Google is full of junk." In school examinations, learners must reproduce facts from memory, solve problems using their minds and paper alone. They must not talk to anyone or look at anyone else's work. They must not use any educational resources, certainly not the internet. When they complete their schooling and start a job, they are told to solve problems in groups, through meetings, using every resource they can think of. They are rewarded for solving problems this way – for not using the methods they were taught in school.


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