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Stephen Downes

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This seems right: "the problems are ideological. Culturally we don't value education; we don't like 'smart people;' we don't trust or like teachers; we certainly don't trust or like professors. Furthermore, as Ken Robinson has suggested, we have a limited view of intelligence and creativity. We conceive of learning as a rational process, when rationality is clearly a poor articulation of how cognition actually works."

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