What if... 3 ideas from Hawaii
Viktor Venson and I spent last week at the Punahou School, the largest independent school in the country. Our visit included a "Future of Learning" panel discussion with "Planetwalker" John Francis and educational innovation expert Tony Wagner.
That conversation yielded several interesting "What if's." Here are my three favorites.
"What if schools were to grow outside of their campus walls? What if there were a 'walking culture'--what might students and teachers learn from walking the world outside of campus that they couldn't learn by staying on campus?"
"What if every student maintained a question journal? And what if, every once in a while, we asked students to circle one of her questions and pursue it?"
"What if there were a virtual reality 'library' that allowed learners to mix and remix possible futures? And if a learner found one possible future appealing, what if the program would tell that learner, 'If you like this, here are some ways you can get to this future...'?"
Each Wednesday we share a "what if" scenario. These are not suggestions as much as provocations.
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