George Papendreou talks at ICICTE in a spontaneous visit

As George Papendreou talks at ICICTE in a spontaneous visit, he critiques the predominant imperative in much of the legacy of aducational systems. He praises Chralie Chaplin’s critique of the Fordist society, bringing strange and exciting resonance with Simon’s keynote on going beyond MacDonaldised approach to education!

He speaks well, drawing on his own experiences, such as the way that television as a technology, was adopted for one way use, broadcast not two way communication.

He suggests ten ideas about how technology and education might take us:

1 The digital distribution of knowledge brings a sustainable wealth for us all. The access that we all have now to so much knowledge

2 if we are drowned in to much the knowledge we have access

3 how will we find and assess the knowledge we have access

4 how important is the knowledge we have access

5 how will we combine and synthesise the knowledge we have access

6 how to employ the knowledge we have access to

7 educational establishments should become centres of innovation: not just  products but also social tools

8 How will we form curricula: what shall we teach, what is on the agenda?

9 how we will learn collectively; to develop learners as citizens of the one world we are building

10 Technology can empower, we have such great capabilities: how do we help to empower and develop a sence of co responcibilty on how we govern our world?

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One Response to “George Papendreou talks at ICICTE in a spontaneous visit”

  1. […] For example, I was tweeting about George Papandreou’s speech at ICICTE, and how he was evangelising the need to empower people to understand and use technology, and the need to educate them about how to evaluate information and judge its authenticity. It was just reportage; this guy might be Greece’s next Prime Minister — his father was, so there’s precedent — and it was interesting to hear what he had to say about the intersection of education and technology. Asher summarises the key points here. […]

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