This looks interesting but intimidating! What path did you take to get acquainted with this system? Was there a site or podcast that you felt constituted a good introduction to the concepts?l82start wrote: i have been looking into and inspired to do some self education by the trivium education system (aka "classical education") this site gives an overview but there are many other good videos and pod-casts on the subject available out there as well, http://www.triviumeducation.com/ it is essentially the method to teach people the necessary critical thinking and reasoning skills to learn any other subject with relative ease, and is the polar opposite of the memorize and regurgitate method of education used in modern schools throughout the world..
Thanks, Reub. That's a good piece. I'd seen a mention of this on my Facebook feed earlier. Before this, I'd had no idea that these ideas were being used in actual classrooms.Gumby wrote: Everyone is talking about Kahn Academy after last night's 60 Minutes broadcast...
60 MINUTES: Khan Academy: The future of education?
The idea of "flipping" the classroom is interesting. The idea presented in the video is that students learn the initial material at home by watching videos then perform actual classwork while they're in school with the instructor there to mentor them through it. (Versus the classic "listen to the lecturer during the day, do homework at night, get stuck, ask parents for help" pattern.) It's an interesting idea. I'll be looking forward to seeing how that works in practice. It's a pattern that could only be enabled for widespread use with this kind of tech.