Get great games into schools

I’ve repeatedly said that games are not going to save neither the world nor education. This doesn’t mean, however, that I don’t think games can be very relevant and valuable in schools. They most certainly can. It only means that they shouldn’t...
We’re the stupid ones!

We’re the stupid ones!

Most people working within education are probably familiar with the widespread notion, that during the recent decades, students have been growing less and less intelligent. Students today, it is said, are simply dumber than they used to be. To me, this is nothing but...
Break down the walls

Break down the walls

When looking at the way we structure educational systems, I’m always immediately struck by all the artificial borders we have  created in and around schools, effectively walling off education from surrounding society. When children enter primary school,...
The simple beauty of a duck

The simple beauty of a duck

As already stated, yesterday I had the pleasure of participating in the very inspiring “NEXT KIDS TECH 2011″ conference hosted by the LEGO Foundation in Billund. Besides “just” participating in an exciting conference, I was struck by the...

Jamming in education

I never stop thinking about the perils and challenges of contemporary education, and the pivotal component of my overall mission is thus contributing to improving education. How can this be done? This is a silly question, as it somehow indicates that it can actually...

Leave the map behind

The other day I watched with admiration as the tireless adventurer, mountaineer and author Jon Krakauer along with actor/director Sean Penn talked about the inspiration for writing and filming the book “Into The Wild” (which is a marvelous story for a...