Tuesday, 28 March 2006

Re-inventing the Wheel

"The biggest impact will be to change the point of view that education is something we can and should deliver. Education comes from learning, not teaching. The worlds best teachers are not repositories of knowledge, but skilled navigators who lead young minds to discovery and understanding. Learning is about reinventing the wheel, and may all children have the opportunity to do so”

Nicholas Negroponte: Digital Visionary

Warmest regards from the desk of.....

Chris Allott McPhee (CAM)
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I just liked this quote on the bottom of CAMs emails - it makes me think though of this concept of 'reinventing the wheel'. I have always thought of reinventing the wheel as something you shouldn't have to do all the time if it works well why fix it someone has already done it before - lets just save ourselves a lot of time & effort and use what is already there. I guess this is true, for me, in the every day sense of doing 'stuff' especially administrative stuff. But from a learners viewpoint i guess it essential to reinvent the wheel in order to be able to construct your own understandings & if you didn't have this opportunity you would lose the ability to be creative and come up with new & different ideas.

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