Every so often someone comes out with the idea that we don't need knowledge (or teachers or even schools). For example, Sugata Mitra, writing in the Times Education Supplement, says:
If we make the curriculum not of things we know but of things we don't know, there will be little to teach and much to learn. We call this a self-organised learning environment (SOLE).
Now, I was thinking of responding to this, but as I think Tom Bennett did a pretty good job in SOLE: Snake oil learning experience?, I don't think I'll bother. After all, I have a lot on my to-do list, and if I responded to every example of this sort of thing I'd never get anything done at all.
cross-posted at www.ictineducation.org
Terry Freedman is an independent educational ICT consultant with over 35 years of experience in education. He publishes the ICT in Education website and the newsletter “Digital Education."