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From ICT integration to systemic transformation

Having gone PowerPoint free for the last several presentations, I decided to return to a more traditional format – largely for the ability to post to slideshare. Presentations seem to have a longer life when some type of artifact is available. I’m in Madrid, delivering a presentation on moving from ICT integration to systemic transformation. Spain currently has the EU Presidency and they’ve made education a core focus. Slides are available on slideshare.

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  1. Gary Lewis wrote:

    Thanks for the slides. If I interpreted it correctly, I particularly like the direction of slide #55 … with its grassroots component that complements reform.

    I realize the boundary constraints imposed by a conference context, but doesn’t something foundational need more explicit attention (maybe it happened in the talk)? Slide #47 shows this best. The hierarchy of objects in that slide does not exist in a vacuum, but rather has an “environmental” or “exogenous” element that critically includes things like economic and political issues. Of course, this is an old idea.

    But when we talk about educational reform or transformation, it reflects (even subconsciously) some notion of values. What kind of society do we want,and can we get there from here? I read a particularly dark, but very well-written, article today that forced me think through this question. If you’re interested, it’s Zero Point of Systemic Collapse by Chris Hedges. It isn’t easy reading, but don’t give up on it too early.

    Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 8:53 am | Permalink