Week Two of CEP 812 asked us to dive into an honest and exciting book written by James Paul Gee entitled The Anti-Education Era: Creating Smarter Students through Digital Learning that poses many questions and strikes up several challenging thoughts. I was asked to write a response based on Gee’s explanation to answer the big question: What limitations prevent us from solving big, complex problems smartly?
In my response linked below, I answer the big question with information from one of Gee’s chapters, Flight from Complexity. Check out my response to see how society runs from complexity in search of something simpler for their own benefit rather than solving our world’s complex problems.
I leave you with this powerful quote for pondering.
“More and more in our highly competitive societies, it is each of us for ourselves or our families alone. And we often fail alone when we could have succeeded together.” -James Paul Gee, The Anti-Education Era
Gee, J. P. (2013). The Anti-Education Era: Creating Smarter Students through Digital Learning.
Image: James Paul Gee, The Anti-Education Era, January 25, 2014 via Google Images, Creative Commons License