Sebastian Thrun: 'Fear-based' testing regimes stunt innovation
- Ahead of a meeting with U.K. Education Secretary Michael Gove, Udacity CEO, Stanford professor and Google Glass creator Sebastian Thrun says "fear-based" testing regimes stunt innovation by relying on an outdated education system based on 17th and 18th Century ideals.
- Thrun says that term-based education limits learning, that more creative formats would better motivate students and that adults changing careers or industries could be better served.
- The Stanford University professor sees no reason why education shouldn't be a lifelong process that, like gaming, is fun, rewarding and provides a sense of accomplishment.
From the article:
... "The education system is based on a framework from the 17th and 18th century that says we should play for the first five years of life, then learn, then work, then rest and then die. I believe we should be able to do all those things all the time," said Thrun. "The UK has been extremely active in rethinking education, and has been through a crisis like the US and Germany, but they mustn't stop innovating." ...
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