Educational Theory

Resources for featuring interesting ideas and trends in education and learning.


Learning is about more than content or pedagogy or technology. It involves the uniting of these forces to create a learning experience where content knowledge is presented through technology using a pedagogy that best fits the subject matter.

More on the importance of the blend between the three areas - Dr. Z

Essential Question - What is the Purpose of School?

Sir Ken Robinson on the Purpose of School from Carl Anderson on Vimeo.

A few of the key points from the audio broadcast above:
  • Unprecedented changes are sweeping the world.
  • The work that we do has shifted.
  • New technology creates new challenges and new opportunities.
  • Creativity has to be seen as the new literacy.
  • Education systems inhibit creativity.
  • Standardization is being driven by economic concerns, which is ironic, considering the drive for innovation in business.
  • We can’t predict the future, but we can anticipate it.

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