Education, Games, and Peer Learning

I was on Amazon.com this weekend looking at some reading material and in my recommendation area pops up Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us from Dan Pink. It’s out toward the end of December. That visual prompt made me bop over to Dan Pink’s website, just to see what’s up. There are several good entries on the blog but one really pulled me in. It’s a video of James Paul Gee, a professor at Arizona State.

A program called Edutopia asked him to speak on several topics on the future of education. He describes many of the ideas that I run through this blog: kids aren’t necessarily falling behind in education, reading and writing are increasing, and adjustments can reap huge returns (the kids are ready for it). But Edutopia was new to me. It’s a George Lucas (Star Wars fame) foundation which provides many great resources to teachers and students. I’ll check it some more and share any unique ideas. In the interim, check out this video of James Paul Gee.

http://www.edutopia.org/media/videofalse.swf

About benleeson
My name is Ben Leeson. I currently work for a large financial company in IT. I went to school at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. I graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration concentrating in HR. Professor William Brown taught me and I enjoyed his classes; even acquiring an appreciation for just about all things HR. I didn’t pursue a job in that field after college but I’ve kept up with it. This blog will further my fascination with all things HR. I hope to grow my knowledge of the area through thoughtful writings and spirited feedback. I will attempt to have a fairly routine style so anyone reading can come to expect certain segments. Please excuse my incorrect grammar and occasional misspelling.

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