Craft Schools

What if schools (why not education in general) were run by craftspeople? As Henrietta Thompson writes, “From houses to handbags, models of consumption are changing. Increasingly, we look to borrow rather than buy to ease the pressure on our over-burdened storage units, savings accounts, and souls. But, while many learn to make do with less, […]

Of Ethics and AI

How can we use AI in education, and how should we use AI in education? These are very different questions. The former deals with our pure ability to use it (we employ software, for instance), while the latter encourages us to pause and contemplate ethical decisions related to the use of AI applications and products. […]

Effective Gifted Education?

The topic of gifted education is a frequent one in international school circles. Some schools offer a gifted programme, while others are thinking about it, and still others eschew it entirely.

Control of Combinatorial Explosion

One of the things I appreciate deeply about impactful school communities is how we treat knowledge and knowledge structures.

Terraforming

“Today, as we gaze into the future, we see that the events that took place seventy-five thousand years ago may actually be a dress rehearsal for future catastrophes.” (2)

Whither Artificial Intelligence in Education?

I’m simply looking for evidence that supports the typical assertion about why we use technology in schools, about why we spend so much of our budgets on costly information services and infrastructure.

The Siren Song of AI

The siren song of artificial intelligence (AI) is absolutely mesmerising. Witness a recent posting in Chief Learning Officer magazine by the managing director of learning science platforms at a large publishing house, who, in a passionate plea for the place of AI in learning and development, states the following: “There has never been so much […]

An Aggregation of Individuals

Senior leaders looking to effect organisational change can serve as champions of that change, provided that they go system-wide and motivate people to learn and change, create the conditions for them to apply what they’ve studied, foster immediate improvements in individual and organisational effectiveness, and put in place systems that help sustain the learning. To […]

School in an Age of Autonomous Agents With Free Will

Despite the jargon-laden title of this post, the content is about a simple matter: do we, as human beings (as educators, in our case), really know ourselves as well as we think we do?