Access to a world of infinite information has changed how we communicate, process information, and think. Decentralized systems have proven to be more productive and agile than rigid, top-down ones. Innovation, creativity, and independent thinking are increasingly crucial to the global economy. And yet the dominant model of public education is still fundamentally rooted in the industrial revolution that spawned it, when workplaces valued punctuality, regularity, attention, and silence above all else.
It would be nice to mention the book How Children Learn, published in 1967, which makes the same claims Mitra’s research backs up.
Seoul Power: South Korea, long in the shadow of other Asian ‘tiger economies,’ is suddenly hip and enormously prosperous – so much so that it may have outgrown its thankless dream of reuniting with the North
Photos: (Top) Wonder Boyz bank member ‘K’ practices dance moves at a Gangnam studio. Ann Hermes/The Christian Science Monitor
A young woman chats on a cellphone at a cafe in the Gangnam district, which sits on the south bank of the Han River, and is the epicenter of K-Pop. Ann Hermes/The Christian Science Monitor
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