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Facts are free

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 2 March 2010

 


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Facts are free
WeblogGurteen Knowledge Log
Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 117
Posted DateTuesday 2 March 2010 21:29 GMT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen
Linkshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P2PGGeTOA4 
CategoriesEducation
PeopleDan Brown , Father Guido Sarducci 



I am not so sure I am comfortable with the style of this speaker Dan Brown on the theme An Open Letter to Educators but I have learnt over the years to try to overlook the presentation style and focus on the content. I may not like his style but although Dan is only 20 years old he is already a minor YouTube celebrity with over 100,000 subscribers and 2 million page views to his credit.

Two messages jumped out at me:

  • "Society no longer cares how many facts we can memorize because in the information age, facts are free."

  • " Education is about empowering students to change the world for the better."
The first point is clearly a somewhat similar message to my recent post on Father Guido Sarduccis Five Minute University. Interestingly, Dan claims to have recently dropped out of school as his "schooling was interfering with his education". I think he will be one of the first of many!




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