Came across this really neat video of how we perceive time and how it influences the kinda of person that we are and how we relate to others. At the End he also makes a interesting statement about education and video games. One of the things that he mentions is that most kids become adults they have played 10,000 hours of video games.
A TED video that is watched said that if you spend 10,000 doing anything you become a expert at doing this. Most kids also spend 10,000 hours in school by the time they become a adult, so you can say by the time a child is a adult they have a good education and are well educated in video games.
One of the points this professor makes is that kids have become rewired for interactive learning, you put them into a classroom where they have to sit there and listen to a teacher. They go 'that's boring' and one statistic is one child drops out of school every 9 seconds in the US.
So if we took traditional school teaching and reworked it so the same knowledge is presented in a interactive way, would students become eager to learn again.
In any case this is good food for thought, recommend that you watch it, he is a not bad white board artist also.
Icarus by Russell Chong
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