Why assume ‘traditional’?

This blog post originally appeared on the Education Innovating blog run by Education Evolving from 2010 to 2011. It has now been merged into our main blog.

We wrote yesterday: In the current discussion about improving education the consensus is to build on traditional school. The initiative proceeds on the assumption that learning can be significantly better without school being significantly different. It assumes school in its traditional form, with courses and classes, teachers ‘delivering education’.

For a good illustration of the state of affairs, click here.

It’s a Microsoft “We See” ad for software. It shows a classroom, a blackboard -- and no computer.

* Image: Microsoft 'We See' advertisement, (c) Microsoft 2009