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Changing Schools, Changing Knowledge: The Agenda

I’ve had the privilege of being on Steve Paikin’s The Agenda several times over the last few years. Steve is an informed and provocative interviewer, one of the best I’ve encountered covering the education sector. Earlier this year, I had an opportunity spend time on Steve’s program talking about how changing knowledge needs and structures are influencing the development of new learning systems and models. The interview is below:


  1. Esther Jackson wrote:

    The interview was thought-provoking. I thought the interviewer’s statement was interesting about there not being such a great need to know something if it can be found on Google. I do agree with him about the need to be able to function at a higher level of Bloom’s Taxonomy than comprehension, for example (Conti & Kolody, 2004, p. 188). Since we are living in a time when we are so heavily dependent on technology being accessible, it can be a little crippling. However, I am wondering if the basic knowledge the interviewee agrees is needed when leaving high school is somewhat vital to advancing to a higher level.

    Esther J.


    Conti, G. J., & Kolody, R. C. (2004). Guidelines for selecting methods and techniques. In M. W. Galbraith (Ed.), Adult learning methods: A guide for effective instruction (pp. 181-192). Malabar, FL: Krieger Publishing.

    Monday, November 25, 2013 at 3:48 am | Permalink
  2. Anthony Llano wrote:

    So I’ve been following George’s writing and recorded presentations for several months now, and this is certainly one of the most insightful and engaging 20+ minutes thus far. It’s also quite accessible for non-academics (corporate types like me) who are increasingly interested on this topic, including potential impact on people development, recruiting, retention, etc.

    Thank you!

    Tony Llano
    Deere & Company
    Moline, Illinois, USA

    Monday, November 25, 2013 at 4:42 pm | Permalink
  3. gsiemens wrote:

    Thanks Tony for your kind words!

    Monday, November 25, 2013 at 5:09 pm | Permalink
  4. Thanks for sharing your interview, George. There were a number of great messages and ideas shared for how we need to think more about learning and education (formal & informal). Putting students as at the centre of the learning experience is key – yet often forgotten. A very relevant issue that a number of higher education institutions are struggling with.

    p.s. My #sxswEDU bingo card is full – what do I win? ;)

    Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 11:38 am | Permalink