GrokInterview: Frank Edelblut, NH Commissioner of Education – Part 7 - Granite Grok

GrokInterview: Frank Edelblut, NH Commissioner of Education – Part 7

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This is the final episode of the interview that I had with Frank Edelblut this past Friday at the NH Department of Education in Concord. The topic?

Learning Everywhere – the newest idea on the idea that kids can and will learn from everywhere and in doing a lot of things (pay attention to his story about the kids learning robotics).  The traditional warehouse system of education that has been stultifying in place since it was brought over from Germany back in the 1880s/1890s (you vill educate in your zipcode und like it!) is not able to keep up with the mass customization (from the manufacturing world) and decentralization (from the computer world) and all of the changes and possibilities therein.  All this program does is to just note, and get kids credit for, that learning is not just the rote process that the status quo Educational-Industrial complex want us to believe.

This is certainly a topic close to Frank’s heart – more opportunities for kids to learn from what actually pushes their “edu-buttons”.

I hope to see more of this and as Glen Reynolds of Instapundit is wont to say “Faster, please!”.

Frank has already agreed to do more interview on this and related topics in the near future.  In the mean time, if you missed the previous segments, here is the interview in its entirety: