When the founder and CEO of the Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, was asked about what education should look like, his answer was refreshingly humanistic and direct. In short, if a computer can do what you are asking students to do, you’re probably teaching them the wrong things. (That is something supporters of K-12 computer science education should consider when working with schools!) Complement it with this great talk by education philosopher Maxine Greene, and consider how Greene would have responded.
February 26, 2018