Open Learning Forum Podcast – David Price

David PriceWe’re facing an epidemic of disengagement in schools, not just in Australia, but around the world,” says education specialist David Price. “Policy makers won’t acknowledge that the social learning young people do outside school is much more challenging, fun and immediate than in the classroom.”

Speaking at a recent Dusseldorp Open Learning Forum, David pointed to how technology is enabling our personal learning networks to grow faster, wider and more extensive than ever before. Yet schools continue to mimic a 19th century model of education and seal themselves off from the world.

David believes the solution to engaging more young people in education lies in bringing these two worlds together.

For more on the Open Learning Forum, read about the day here.