Join us on Tuesday, January 24th, 2012, from 6-9pm, for a special presentation entitled, “School 2.0,” by Stephen J. Hughes, PhD, ABPdN, and assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

School 2.0

Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone over 100 years ago, yet would have recognised any telephone in use for most of the 20th century. It was only a few years ago that “Telephone 1.0” was replaced by mobile phones and bluetooth gadgets–the world of “Telephone 2.0.” For all our technical progress, education throughout the world predominantly follows a “School 1.0” model. Indeed, the basic features of Teacher, Learner, and Curriculum would all be familiar to Plato or Socrates were they to reappear today. However, life and work in the 21st century have placed increasing pressure on the School 1.0 model. What should young people be learning (or learning to do) to experience successful, happy–indeed interesting–lives in the 21st century? Can traditional school give young people what they need, or is it time to rethink education–to consider “School 2.0?” What does neuroscience tell us? Will the role of teachers change? What will students do? Will School 2.0 be as unrecognizable to us now as a bluetooth earpiece would be to Bell? This presentation explores the challenges faced by educators in the 21st century, and consider some promising approaches that are setting the stage for School 2.0.

Date/Time: Tuesday, January 24th, 2012; 6-9pm


Museum of History and Industry

2700 24th Ave E

Seattle, WA 98112-2099