Full Interview: Cathy N. Davidson on Evolving Education

Various authors, CBC, Sept 03, 2011
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Full half-hour interview on Canadian public broadcaster CBC with Duke University professor Cathy N. Davidson. According to the interview page, "She believes that how we learn is a relic of 19th century values, and if it has any chance at relevancy, must embrace aspects of our digital lives that are normally shunned by scholars – technology, collaboration, and yes, even distraction." I'm wondering whether CBC was unable to find any Canadians who hold these views, or whether they're just part of the publicity mill for Davidson's new book Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn. Yeah, the latter. That doesn't mean that the interview isn't worth a listen.
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