Something about New School

Over the past few weeks, as part of a writing project, I’ve been trying to reconcile some ideas about teaching and learning that I’d formulated a few years ago, with some of the shifts that have been happening since — mostly with regard to web 2.0 and especially with the rich new conversations that have been occurring about this new information landscape — and through that landscape.

I’ve been trying to factor it all down to my customary three bullet points, and I think I’m nearly there — though it’s going to take more than one slide with up to three bullet points each. This diagram is my attempt to bring it together in front of my own eyes. It seems to me that putting it out here is a fitting thing to do on this first day of 2008.

This is the third version of the diagram based on gracious suggestions already received!
Click to see enlarged First Version Click to see enlarged Second Version Click to see enlarged Third Version

I started writing a long explanation, but then came to realize that it may be more useful to just put it out there and ask some of you to respond in any constructive way that seems appropriate.

This is not meant to be definitive in any way, just a conversation starter. The issues are nowhere near this simple and the barriers are never this clear. The overlap between the pedagogies of school 1.0 and school 2.0 are important in critical. But breaking it all apart and putting labels on it seems like a useful way to better understand it all.

Your constructive criticisms are welcome.

Added Later:
There is certainly a lot of School 2.0 happening inside of today’s schools. It’s happening as a result of visionary, inventive, and courageous administrators and teachers. There will also remain a good deal of School 1.0. The lecture won’t die.

Author: David Warlick

David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.