Why do we send our kids to school?
What is schools purpose and what is the role of technology?
For hundreds of years we’ve sent our kids to school and rarely ask these questions. Yet we seem to have arrived at a point where the purpose of school seems to be content transmission and testing. In fact, a $multi-billion commercial industry depends on this exact purpose.
The result is that technology is being deployed to reinforce this purpose, encouraging the deskilling of the teaching profession and driving ever more standardisation in approach and output.
The purpose of education is being driven by the assessment. During this talk Graham asks his audience to consider what would happen if this was the other way around.