"The teacher's job becomes creating context. Our job is to create a context where we can cultivate imagination, where we can honour passion and where we can help people connect their passion to the things they need to learn"
Douglas Thomas is Associate Professor in the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California where he studies technology, communication, and culture. He is co-author of the book "The New Culture of Learning", in collaboration with John Seely Brown. By exploring play, innovation, and the cultivation of the imagination as cornerstones of learning, the authors create a vision of learning for the future that is achievable, scalable and one that grows along with the technology that fosters it and the people who engage with it. The result is a new form of culture in which knowledge is seen as fluid and evolving, the personal is both enhanced and refined in relation to the collective, and the ability to manage, negotiate and participate in the world is governed by the play of the imagination (from website) - Excellent presentation.