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Why Should Techies Care About Education Theory?

It's an age-old question: What's the best way to teach? These days the question is a has a new dimension: What's the best way to use technology to teach?" A recent article in "Hack Education" tackles that latter question by asking readers to take a look back at the contributions of five of the 20th century's most influential educational theorists: John Dewey (pictured here), Maria Montessori, Jean Piaget, B.F. Skinner, and Paolo Freire. In several-paragraphs summaries of the philosophies of each thinker, article author Audrey Watters puts the philosophers' influences into current-day perpective by identifying who in tech each has influenced (in Dewey's case, the Maker Movement). It's an interesting and thought-provoking piece worth a look. See on

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