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The anti-education era : creating smarter students through digital learning

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Palgrave Macmillan, New York City, p.240 (2013)

Call Number:

Cubb LB1028.5 .G416 2013

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/9931780

Keywords:

Computer-assisted instruction--United States, Digital communications, Education--Aims and objectives, Education--Effect of technological innovations on, Educational leadership

Abstract:

Contents: Preface -- Orwell's question: why are humans so stupid? PART I: How to be stupid: Short-circuiting the circuit of human reflective action -- The limits of human memory -- Mental comfort stories -- Lack of context -- Lack of experience -- Pitfalls along our search for status and solidarity -- Words gone awry -- Lack of agency -- Institutions and frozen thought -- Fact-free stories that sound good -- Imagined kin -- Lonely groups of one -- When not to trust experts -- Evading knowledge -- Flight from complexity. PART II: How to get smart before it's too late: Inclusive we: how we can all get smarter together -- Big minds, not little minds -- Mind visions and new, better worlds -- Synchronized intelligence: getting our minds and tools in synch -- Interlude to forestall possible misunderstandings -- Getting smarter before it's too late

Publication Language:

eng