Pedagogy defines School 2.0

Jeff Utecht, The Thinking Stick, Jan 12, 2007
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Perspective on the concept of School 2.0 (yes, another 2.0) that has been going around, not to be confused with e-learning 2.0, which is something very different. "What is School 2.0? It’s a school that defines learning and knowledge not by seat time, or hours spent on a project, but by what is experienced, created, and communicated." Well, sure, but how old is this? What makes it 2.0? According to Jeff Utecht, the right (presumably Web 2.0) technology needs to be in place. Why? "We can not change our pedagogy and adapt these new taxonomies and new theories if we do not have the tools to do so." Maybe there's a story here - but I want to see a story that isn't just a retread of constructionism or problem-based learning. If it does not essentially involve a network, then it isn't new. But where is the network in all this?
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