Death of the Classroom,
are out! No more classrooms! Dont build them!"
these sound like the words of a radical outsider? Schank is no outsider
to the educational establishment. He is the director of Northwestern
University's Institute for Learning Sciences. He holds three faculty
appointments at Northwestern, as John Evans Professor of Computer
Science, Education, and Psychology. Previously, he was professor of
computer science and psychology at Yale, a visiting professor at the
University of Paris and a faculty member at Stanford.
"We should spend about 1/3 of our day at the computer, 1/3 talking with others, and 1/3 making something."
are the environmental implications if learners are spending 1/3
of their day at the computer, 1/3 talking with others and 1/3 making
Computer-based learning is best suited to an individual work station, not a classroom. Talking or social learning lends itself to small, coffee shop-like spaces, where learners can gather informally. Learning by "doing" can happen in a wide variety of environments, including gardens, science labs, technical shops and dance studios.
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