Friday, May 17, 2013
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Tyson Gersh: Neurotastic - teaching learners to educate through web-based media and improve access to education worldwide
The popular proverb states that you “remember 90% of what you teach”. Despite the wisdom behind these words and their theoretical potential, such conceptualizations of learning prove difficult to implement into standardized educational curriculum. How can educators teach students to be the agents of their own education and endorse a model of learning centered on peer-to-peer education in the face of decreasing school resources? Using a novel curriculum being piloted in Ann Arbor, MI as a case-study, this talk will explore the utility of web-based media and the theme of social justice in modern public educational institutions.