By Mario Tokoro, Luc Steels
The objective of this booklet is to post multidisciplinary discussions that give a contribution to bettering the schooling of kids and adults of every age anyplace in the world. those advancements needs to be based on good proposal out academic methodologies and regulations and a greater figuring out of human studying. they could contain details expertise (e-learning, web, broadband) yet merely as a help software, no longer as an lead to itself. The publication identifies elements that give a contribution to the present difficulty in schooling, that's now felt in the course of the international. It experiences on a few cutting edge initiatives that supply desire for the longer term, and surveys contemporary leads to cognitive neuroscience, synthetic intelligence, and academic psychology. This quantity additionally examines the aptitude makes use of of broadband and mass media in aiding schooling.
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Tokoro : Consider the bottle of water here in front of me. When I talk to you in another space about a bottle of water, you are not able to see this one. But if there is common ground, for example because we are in the same space, if I can show this bottle to you, then you know what it means. The information has become knowledge. It is no longer an abtract sense of a bottle of water but a real one. I don’t have to say that the bottle is made out of glass, is standing on the table, with the cap still on it, not open, etc.
Perhaps broadband can help but we need to understand much better how computers can be used in a collaborative setting. Mogi: Children are always inspired by other children. They enjoy learning something together rather than being told by adults. The behaviour of children is easily transmitted to other children. Perhaps we can create a new experiment: If we would have free use of broadband technology, we could transmit the behaviour of children in Reggio Emilia, Italy to a kindergarten in Tokyo.