14 episodes

What is your vision of the future of education? What stories do you have to share? What great examples and practices already exist? In this podcast, we share what we have learned, connect with others, and interview thought leaders who provoke us to think differently in education and human development. Your participation is invited! Email your stories to host John Moravec at hello@educationfutures.com.

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What is your vision of the future of education? What stories do you have to share? What great examples and practices already exist? In this podcast, we share what we have learned, connect with others, and interview thought leaders who provoke us to think differently in education and human development. Your participation is invited! Email your stories to host John Moravec at hello@educationfutures.com.

    Episode 13: Does the future need schools?

    Episode 13: Does the future need schools?

    Last March, we asked a deceptively simple question, does the future need schools? As we look 10, 20, or 50 years into the future, will ‘school’ be relevant? Our survey consisted of a simple yes/no question, together with an optional why/why not follow-up response. The responses were rich, and, in this episode, John and Kelly Moravec share their findings.
    Once you’ve listened to this episode, why not earn an hour of continuing professional education? After all, you’ve already done half the work. Just go to educationfutures.com/learn, and sign up for the Moodle course that corresponds to this episode. After you post your thoughts in response to the questions we have for you in the “sound off” forum, you can download your certificate of completion. It’s free, and it’s our gift to you for listening and for supporting us. Simply visit educationfutures.com/learn to earn your free continuing professional education credit.
    This is an open conversation, and your participation is invited! Email your stories and responses to us at info@educationfutures.com.

    • 24 min
    Episode 12: Catching up

    Episode 12: Catching up

    John and Kelly Moravec are back, catching up on what they’ve been up to the past few months. John shares his experiences having run for school board in Bloomington, MN; Kelly and John discuss a French ban on cell phones in the classrooms; Kelly shares a confrontation with a colleague over punishments for font sizes; and, John shares interesting educational research emerging around the world, utilizing an expanded World Café method — the Knowmad Café.
    Once you’ve listened to this episode, why not earn an hour of continuing professional education? After all, you’ve already done half the work. Just go to educationfutures.com/learn, and sign up for the Moodle course that corresponds to this episode. After you post your thoughts in response to the questions we have for you in the “sound off” forum, you can download your certificate of completion. It’s free, and it’s our gift to you for listening and for supporting us. Simply visit educationfutures.com/learn to earn your free continuing professional education credit.
    This is an open conversation, and your participation is invited! Email your stories and responses to us at info@educationfutures.com.

    • 26 min
    Episode 11: Diane Ravitch’s “Reign of Error”

    Episode 11: Diane Ravitch’s “Reign of Error”

    John and Kelly Moravec discuss Diane Ravitch's book, Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools, which asks the questions: Is American education in crisis? Is the education system failing or declining? What actions should we take today to ensure positive futures?
    Once you’ve listened to this episode, why not earn an hour of continuing professional education? After all, you’ve already done half the work. Just go to educationfutures.com/learn, and sign up for the Moodle course that corresponds with this episode. After you post your thoughts in response to the questions we have for you in the “sound off” forum, you can download your certificate of completion. It’s free, and it’s our gift to you for listening and for supporting us. Simply visit educationfutures.com/learn to earn your free continuing professional education credit.
    This is an open conversation, and your participation is invited! Email your stories and responses to us at info@educationfutures.com.

    • 57 min
    Episode 10: Newsbreak

    Episode 10: Newsbreak

    John and Kelly Moravec discuss recent headlines in the news of importance to teachers in the United States, looking at how Ohio is thinking about approaching professional development and how Education Secretary Betsy DeVos seems to be communicating her view of teachers as professionals. They also share what’s inspired them, including this chart of an organizational leader as a social architect.
    Once you’ve listened to this episode, why not earn an hour of continuing professional education? After all, you’ve already done half the work. Just go to educationfutures.com/learn, and sign up for the Moodle course that corresponds with this episode. After you post your thoughts in response to the questions we have for you in the “sound off” forum, you can download your certificate of completion. It’s free, and it’s our gift to you for listening and for supporting us. Simply visit educationfutures.com/learn to earn your free continuing professional education credit.
    This is an open conversation, and your participation is invited! Email your stories and responses to us at info@educationfutures.com.

    • 27 min
    Episode 9: Beyond coercive education

    Episode 9: Beyond coercive education

    We spoke with Peter Hartkamp, author of Beyond Coercive Education: A plea for the realisation for the rights of the child in education. Many children and parents experience problems with school and in politics education is an often recurring subject. Hartkamp argues that discussions on how education can be improved have not changed over the last 100 years. They focus on the details of the educational practice and do not result in the necessary and fundamental change. The underlying assumptions of education are almost never discussed.
    Hartkamp's book shows that the essence of the current education system is based on the needs of the society of 200 years ago. It describes a number of myths in education, such as: more education is better, teaching is learning, tests lead to better education, children need guidance, teachers are regarded as a professionals and children do bully. These myths cause great suffering for children and inhibit learning and development. It seems, he argues, the Rights of the Child stop at the front door of the school.
    NEW: Once you’ve listened to this episode, why not earn an hour of continuing professional education? After all, you’ve already done half the work. Just go to educationfutures.com/learn, and sign up for the Moodle course that corresponds with this episode. After you post your thoughts in response to the questions we have for you in the “sound off” forum, you can download your certificate of completion.
    It’s free, and it’s our gift to you for listening and for supporting us. Simply visit educationfutures.com/learn to earn your free continuing professional education credit.
    This is an open conversation, and your participation is invited! Email your stories and responses to us at info@educationfutures.com.
    "Inspired" music by Kevin McLeod. http://incompetech.com/

    • 37 min
    Episode 8: Big Data in education

    Episode 8: Big Data in education

    We chatted with Dr. Cristóbal Cobo, director of research at the Ceibal Foundation in Uruguay. He is an expert on Big Data in education, and he shared his thoughts in our exploration of Cathy O’Neil’s provocative book, Weapons of Math Destruction: How big data increases inequality and threatens democracy.
    O’Neil exposes the opaque, black box models that shape our future, both as individuals and as a society. These “weapons of math destruction” score teachers and students, sort résumés, grant (or deny) loans, evaluate workers, target voters, set parole, and monitor our health. In an era where we are obsessed with measurement, there are some huge implications for the world of education!
    NEW: Once you’ve listened to this episode, why not earn an hour of continuing professional education? After all, you’ve already done half the work. Just go to educationfutures.com/learn, and sign up for the Moodle course that corresponds with this episode. After you post your thoughts in response to the questions we have for you in the “sound off” forum, you can download your certificate of completion.
    It’s free, and it’s our gift to you for listening and for supporting us. Simply visit educationfutures.com/learn to earn your free continuing professional education credit.
    This is an open conversation, and your participation is invited! Email your stories and responses to us at info@educationfutures.com.
    "Inspired" music by Kevin McLeod. http://incompetech.com/

    • 42 min

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aortega.1128 ,

Very insightful and thought-provoking!

As a teacher, I have found these podcasts fascinating and have learned a great deal from John and Kelly! The two about Finland are what drew me in initially. Keep the podcasts coming! :)

Geogeek82 ,

Well Done!

This is a thoughtful, entertaining, and timely discussion of educational issues by two talented and intelligent people. Everyone should subscribe!

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