Global is Not a Test Score
Carlota Perez, global economic thought leader.
The general news has been so fraught with polarities of debate without any inspiring answers that this interview was a breath of renewal. Sometimes one needs to listen to a conversation that rises above the usual. And, yes, it has ramifications to education and not just jobs.
The first half is more of a historical perspective of the technological golden ages, the booms and the following busts. The second half of this 26 minute video then continues to build a vision, not based on taxes or cuts, but more what life should and could look like - from a "realist" position, to boot.
The education space has similarly been fraught with obsessions on test scores, both nationally and internationally; the new NCLB or ESEA as to policy ramifications in Congress; either the "stupidity or coddling" of our present-day students; teacher evaluation; and micro-conversations such as whether the flipped classroom is new and/or whether it is lecturing redux, or some other exercise that lacks context to the bigger picture.
Anyone who really want to engage in a conversation about technology and the global ramifications of it as it relates education - beyond global test scores - may want to check this out - I know I may view this more than once and explore more -
Let us know what you think.
Fred Wilson from Union Square Ventures interviews Carlotta Perez - Video Below
plus presentation Triple Helix Conference Stanford 2011