The Art of Knowledge
Children Plagiarizing Quote
- "Children need to be given exposure to the responsibilities of being content providers from an early age. They are traditionally just consumers of information, churning out content for an audience of two - themselves and their teacher. One they are given a real audience and purpose for their own work that extends beyond the classroom walls, then we will see the concept of responsible ownership of learning rise up in our classrooms. Far from being the root of all plagiaristic evils, the Internet could yet prove to be its cure. "
This quote is really good. I do think that once kids become content providers they will inherit the ability to become free thinkers that their parents once wanted to be. There is so much repression in your thought structure in school that directly correlates to the corporate world that children, especially middle and lower class children, often find it difficult not to just go out and their steal stuff on the web. I mean if some someone is going to tell me to build a square house, I know where a ton of them are and I can go copy right off of theirs. If some asked me to be as creative as possible, I think I may enjoy that and be less likely to cheat myself.
This Ford Blog is really good. I was connected there via Terry Elliot's blog. TE has some cool things to say as well. He was also host to something called edblogger. Where apparently all the smart people in Cali got together and sat down and talked about schools and education and how blogging can have an effect. Sounds kind of cool actually.
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