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Living in the age where "knowing" may be obsolete

March 12, 2013 by EDEN Secretariat  

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Interview with Sugata Mitra by Steve Wheeler

The media and education worlds have been buzzing over the last few days about the work of a quiet, unassuming Indian born professor. Born in Calcutta in 1952, Sugata Mitra started his academic career in computational and molecular science. His later research also encompassed biological science and energy storage systems. Mitra has also researched diversely into areas such as medicine (Alzheimer’s disease and memory research) and psychology... Read full post

Sugata Mitra: The child-driven education | VIDEO

March 4, 2013 by EDEN Secretariat   Comments (0)

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Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education -- the best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.

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Let's Make Literacy Attractive: an Interview with David White

October 4, 2012 by EDEN Secretariat   Comments (0)

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'The absolutely vital about education is that people who are getting it have to want it.' Motivation is the key for learning and David White, former Director at the European Commission's DG Education and Culture, is motivated to learn. Watch him responding to 3 questions in this interview:

 

Learning Knowledge and Wisdom for All in Late Modernity - Bob Fryer's keynote speech

October 2, 2012 by EDEN Secretariat   Comments (0)

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Bob's inspirational speech steered up talks on learning methodology and if there is a 'right' way of learning in today's society. He later elaborated some of his concepts left out from the speech in an interview (see his interview here on EDEN's blog below).

Keynote Speech, 2012 EDEN Annual Conference, Porto on 2012.06.07

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Hacking Your Education - Dale Stephens' keynote speech on unschooling

October 2, 2012 by EDEN Secretariat   Comments (0)

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It all started with the theme drop-outs and formal education. Dale, the youngest keynote speaker of all times in the history of EDEN Conference talked about unschooling as a new way of learning. Watch and share your opinion: is this the end of education?
Dale J Stephens talked at the EDEN 2012 Annual Conference in Porto. This and other keynote speeched were streamed live online.

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The importance of reinventing education: Gard Titlestad

September 26, 2012 by EDEN Secretariat   Comments (0)

This mini-interview with Gart Titlestad, Secretary General of ICDE - International Council of Open and Distance Education, was made in Porto at the EDEN Annual Conference 2012. The discussion went around the theme: Open Learning Generations - Closing the gap from "Generation Y" to the mature Lifelong Learners. 

 

Improve informal education to reach people outside universities: Gyula Hegyi

September 26, 2012 by EDEN Secretariat   Comments (0)

This mini-interview with Gyula Hegyi, Member of Cabinet of Commissioner László Andor, Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion European Commission, was made in Porto at the EDEN Annual Conference 2012. The discussion went around the theme: Open Learning Generations - Closing the gap from "Generation Y" to the mature Lifelong Learners. 

 

Generation Y: No Assumptions: Sally Reynolds

September 21, 2012 by EDEN Secretariat   Comments (0)

This mini-interview with Sally Reynolds, Managing Director at ATiT (Audiovisual Technologies, Informatics & Telecommunications), was made in Porto at the EDEN Annual Conference 2012. The discussion went around the theme: Open Learning Generations - Closing the gap from "Generation Y" to the mature Lifelong Learners. 

 

 

Technology Divides and Builds Bridges: Morten Paulsen

September 21, 2012 by EDEN Secretariat   Comments (0)

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This mini-interview with Morten F. Paulsen, President of EDEN, was made in Porto at the EDEN Annual Conference 2012. The discussion went around the theme: Open Learning Generations - Closing the gap from "Generation Y" to the mature Lifelong Learners. 

 

 

I Am a Sort of Guinea Pig for Principles that I Have Advocated

May 2, 2012 by EDEN Secretariat   Comments (0)

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In our series of interviews with keynote speakers at the 2012 EDEN Annual Conference, Steve Wheeler sat down with David White for a chat.

 

David White is Honourary Director General at the European Commission, and is a passionate believer in lifelong learning. Ahead of his keynote speech at this year’s EDEN conference, to be held in Porto, I asked him some questions about his life, his passions and what he believes about technology supported education. Here is the... Read full post