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Stephen Downes

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This is an article describing an MIT professor's redesigned school. Basically (as I read it) it's a lab experiment. "There is no such thing as too much observation for teachers, who keep track of engagement, concentration and interactions using paper charts. They also keep track of whether students are moving through curricular sequences, like counting, addition and multiplication, and how quickly." There are also no computers for students to use, the environment is lit with low-level incandescent light, and there are tree branches nailed to the brick wall. The article is gee-whiz but I find it sanctimonious and creepy.

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