Here’s the self-shot, one-take, new keynote, The Case Against Innovation, I did for the November 2020 Re[Learn] Festival. I sure hope I’ll get to refine it in the future. That said, I’m proud of the contrarian issues raised.
Writing, recording, and editing a completely new talk is extremely hard. In order to fit within the constraints of the time allotted by the online Re[Learn] Festival, I had to cut a great deal out of the video I prepared. Here is some of what I left out of the “official” conference talk. These issues pertain to what kids and teachers can do.
Speaking of innovation and educational disruption, take a look at this bit of schlock being peddled on Facebook as educational innovation.
Veteran educator Gary Stager, Ph.D. is co-author of Invent To Learn — Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, publisher at Constructing Modern Knowledge Press, and the founder of the Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute. He led professional development in the world’s first 1:1 laptop schools thirty years ago and designed one of the oldest online graduate school programs. Gary is also the curator of The Seymour Papert archives at DailyPapert.com. Learn more about Gary here.