Digital Wisdom

Browsing on the web through a pdf of 3 Chapters from “Out of Our Minds” by Sir Ken Robinson this quote jumped out

“Current systems of education were not designed to meet the challenges we now face. They were developed to meet the needs of a former age. Reform is not enough: they need to be transformed.” (from start chapter 3 – The Trouble with Education.)

Later in the same chapter the terms “Digital Native and Digital Immigrant” attracted attention and led via links to “Digital Wisdom” terms claimed by Marc Prensky who has published “Education To Better Their World” highlighting that Plan A: get a good education and a good job = happiness, and security … is not working any more … see also The RSA Animate of Sir Kens views on Changing the Education Paradigm.

The ideas behind “Digital Wisdom” and those of Sir Ken have been challenged at Digital Counter Revolution  in How wise is Marc Prensky and Is Sir Ken Robinson a Luddite and also remind us that ideas around crises in education are not new as in this 1954 essay The Crisis in Education by Hannah Arendt.

­Maybe others might feel that digital wisdom could be found in the “I Ching” see a programmers take on the I-Ching


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