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The anti-education era : creating smarter students through digital learning

Author: James Paul Gee
Publisher: New York City : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
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Today's schools are eager to use the latest technology in the classroom, but rather than improving learning, the new e-media can just as easily narrow students' horizons. Education innovator James Paul Gee first documented the educational benefits of gaming a decade ago in his classic What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy. Now, with digital and social media at the center of modern life, he  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Paul Gee
ISBN: 9780230342095 0230342094
OCLC Number: 797334641
Description: xv, 240 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Orwell's question: why are humans so stupid? --
How to be stupid : Short-circuiting the circuit of human reflective action ; The limits of human memory ; Mental comfort stories ; Lack of context ; Lack of experience ; Pitfalls along our search for status and solidarity ; Words gone awry ; Lack of agency ; Institutions and frozen thought ; Fact-free stories that sound good ; Imagined kin ; Lonely groups of one ; When not to trust experts ; Evading knowledge ; Flight from complexity --
How to get smart before it's too late : Inclusive we: how we can all get smarter together ; Big minds, not little minds ; Mind visions and new, better worlds ; Synchronized intelligence: getting our minds and tools in synch ; Interlude to forestall possible misunderstandings ; Getting smarter before it's too late.
Responsibility: James Paul Gee.

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For educators and parents of young people today, this book shows the benefits of digital learning and how it can engage children in meaningful learning that will bridge inequality instead of creating  Read more...

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"A compelling case for reframing methods of teaching and learning."--"Kirkus Reviews""""Jim Gee is one of the great thinkers of our time. His book, "The Anti-Education Era, "explains how we can all Read more...

 
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