Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Book Review: Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology

Collins, Allan & Richard Halverson.  2009.  Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology:  The Digital Revolution and Schooling in America.  Columbia, NY:  Teachers College Press.  176 pages.

“We are not going to fix education by fixing the schools.  They have served us very well in the past, but they are a 19th-century invention trying to cope with a 21st-century society” (p. 142).  This is the conclusion that these authors make.  This text, focused more on K-12 than post-secondary education, lays out some very interesting arguments for the implementation of life-long, multi-generational learning experiences that are the antithesis of our current public school system.

I found many interesting ideas in this book, which in many ways mirrors my own thoughts about our current educational system.

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