Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Kay & Papert throw Rep. Lynn Woolsey under the bus #edchat

If ever there was an example of what the phrase, "square peg in a round hole," illustrates it is this clip from the 1995 Congressional Hearing on technology in education:

Interesting how Kay an Papert play off each other here to on one hand advocate not providing 1:1 in our traditional schools citing how information access in school libraries has not increased literacy rates while at the same time advocating for 1:1 environments.

Also, the teacher training comments by Woolsey display real cognitive dissonance on her part. "Are you expecting teachers to leave their classrooms, go home, and learn on their own?" What! Teachers can learn on their own? Incredible.

1 comment:

Mrs. Tenkely said...

Not what I expected to hear from those gentleman, and at the same time exactly what I expected.