Learning architecture #dtk12

And the problem is that, like a lot of design professions, we got fixated on the idea of providing a particular kind of consumer product, and I don’t think that needs to be the case anymore.

Alastair Parvin: Architecture for the people by the people, TED

Clothed in the vestments of “architecture,” at its core, this talk is more universally about design thinking. And while I know that I have trained myself to suffer/benefit from the affliction/blessing I call “How-Does-This-Apply-To-School-And-Education?,” Parvin’s talk has profound implications for those in education who are willing and able to think about our design challenges for Education 3.0.

How have we in education gotten fixated on the idea of providing a certain kind of structure and experience called “school?” How might we examine and re-examine those fixations and “lead up” to what could be better for our learners and our citizenry?

How are you willing or not willing to rethink what we do as “school?” How might we use our knowledge and wisdom as learning architects to reconsider what we do and how we do it?