Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

Rethinking the role of young people in a rapidly changing world


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e21 Symposium, e21 Consortium, Ottawa, via Zoom, Panel, Oct 29, 2021.

Panel at the e21 conference. I participated as a commentator; you can see my contribution beginning at 28:54 after the main speaker. Mostly what I talk about here is how to think about young people (specifically, not as defined by age, but as defined by experiences, which vary a lot across people). I argue in favour of autonomy for young people - and identify programs which focus on innovation and entrepreneurship as just another way of telling them what to do. And I argue that if we want to support young people, we should make sure they have the resoruces they need to bring their ideas to fruition.


Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada
stephen@downes.ca

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