Education’s failure of imagination.

Corning has thrown down its updated vision of the future of touchscreen technology: A Day Made of Class 2.

Amazing imagination. 

So why aren’t we doing the same in edcuation, making big picture visions of what is possible? 

We in education talk a lot about what is broken, an affliction of modern thinking said G. K. Chesterton: we only know good because we have a withering knowledge of evil. We don’t talk so much about what is possible except in narrow, disconnected ways as, for example, how to collaborate using Google Apps and how to make iBooks. 

So we have nothing to move towards. Instead we move away from and that is not at all the same thing.

Time to start drafting a new story for ourselves…


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