Monday, March 19, 2012

Engaging (higher education) students in learning now and in the future

John Seely Brown (JSB)

the Digital Age calls for mash-ups, customization, multi-tasking, data mining, and collaboration by difference."

"Asking “are we preparing students for the interdisciplinary approach necessary to solving grand challenges?,” JSB advocated for entrepreneurial, playful approaches to learning. He celebrated the creative problem-solving represented by design practices, which bring together thinking and doing (“head and hand”), provide an environment where it is OK to fail, and engage in peer and collective critiquing to promote new perspectives. "

Full article by Lisa Spiro, the director of NITLE labs, editor of the Digital Research Tools Wiki, and author of Digital Scholarship in the Humanities blog. You may find her on Twitter as @lisaspiro.

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