So one thing that I took from home is this notionthat educators don’t necessarily have to teach. Instead, they can provide an environment and resourcesthat tease out your natural ability to learn on your own. Self-study, self-exploration, self-empowerment:these are the virtues of a great education.
Schocken’s lessons here are literal and archetypal. His story reveals a path to developing capacity as a “guide on the side” and re-balancing from the model of “sage on the stage.”
And I love that he explains that we are NOT trying to replace teachers with technology.
We don’t replace teachers, by the way. We believe that teachers should be empowered, not replaced.
Do you know if there is any way I can find this course? I would like to have my 14 year old son do this. Thanks, Audrey
Audrey, have you looked at this site: http://www.nand2tetris.org? I found it by looking at Schocken’s bio on the TED site, which is linked below his first quote above – at the top of this post.
Hope that helps.