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John Seely Brown describes the Global One Room Schoolhouse

Learning

If you’re in any way interested in learning, creativity and innovation, this video of a talk by John Seely Brown will blow your socks off. Seely Brown is perhaps most famous as the director of its Xerox PARC – a position he held for nearly two decades.

The talk in a nutshell:

  • The world is changing faster than ever and our skill sets have a shorter life
  • Understanding play is critical to understanding learning
  • The world is getting more connected that ever before – can that be a resource?
  • In this connected world, mentorship takes on new importance and meaning
  • Challenges we face are multi-faceted requiring systems thinking & socio-technical sensibilities
  • Skills are important but so are mind sets and dispositions
  • Innovation is more important than ever – but turns on our ability to cultivate imagination
  • A new culture of learning needs to leverage social & technical infrastructures in new ways
  • Play is the basis for cultivating imagination and innovation

We hope you enjoy the video – it’s amazing.

Photo credit: Joi Ito

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