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2010-11-09 We Are The Network: Are there Human Limits to the Performance of Organized Education?

November 7th, 2010

Are there Human Limits to the Performance of Organized Education?

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This Week’s Topic

Are there Human Limits to the Performance of Organized Education?

Improvement of organized education, the process of teaching and learning typical in public and private schools of education, has been a focus area for generations. A central premise of the seemingly never-ending debates and discussions is that children and young adults can learn far more than they currently absorb, and that the failure to do so is the result of a inadequate educational system.

What if the performance of organized education is more limited by human factors than by systemic design decisions? Are there human limits that bound the performance of organized education? Is the performance of organized education boundless, and waiting only for the right combination of process and staff to unleash a dramatic improvement? Is there a point in the continuing advancement of human understanding, global communication, social and technical complexity that human learning will reach a limit, independent of the process used to impart it?

Join us Tuesday at 12PM noon U.S. Pacific / 3pm U.S. Eastern time for an interactive discussion, and thanks for being part of “We Are The Network”!

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Best regards,

Joel

Reading links below – have fun and see you soon!

Schooling Resources, Educational Institutions, and Student Performance: The International Evidence
http://ideas.repec.org/p/kie/kieliw/983.html

Educational Performance Indicators: A Critique
http://ideas.repec.org/p/wop/wispod/1052-94.html

Higher Education: Dangerously Close to Becoming Irrelevant
http://www.openeducation.net/2008/08/12/higher-education-dangerously-close-to-becoming-irrelevant/

Is Science Education Broken?
http://www.genomeweb.com/blog/science-education-broken

Sir Ken Robinson – Changing Education Paradigms, RSAnimate
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U

U.S. Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)
http://www.eric.ed.gov/

The Vision of Education Reform in the United States: Secretary Arne Duncan’s Remarks to United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Paris, France
http://www.ed.gov/news/speeches/vision-education-reform-united-states-secretary-arne-duncans-remarks-united-nations-ed

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