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Rethinking Education via The Economist

CJ Westerberg, September 6, 2012 2:51 AM

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Looking at Learning:
Pattern Matching & the Human Brain

Naveen Jain, of the The World Innovation Institute, an advocate for entrepreneurship and creativity in education to solve world issues, provokes further interest in the relationship between learning and brain research advances. Interviewed by Laura Tyson, professor at the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley, the short video below acts as a trailer to a continued conversation.  The event was sponsored by The Economist magazine.  

Jain posits that the skills we are learning will essentially be obsolete in five to ten years.  We have to learn more how we learn, and challenges us to think deeper about why some students will spend hours solving complex problems on the World of Warcraft yet  . . .

 . . . check it out in the 3 minute video below. 

How Kids Learn Through Video Games featuring James Paul Gee video

Learning Math:  The Symbol Barrier by Dr. Keith Devlin

The Math Salon


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