KQED’s Michael Krasny interviewed Milton Chen, executive director emeritus of the George Lucas Educational Foundation and Edutopia, earlier today– and now you can listen online. Chen’s new bookEducation Nation: Six Leading Edges of Innovation in our Schools (Jossey-Bass Teacher) outlines some of what he sees as the important edges in 21st century education. Predictably, some of the callers, and many of the commenters on the KQED site, fall back to unhelpful either-or arguments: play vs technology. Thankfully, Chen doesn’t make the same mistake.
Also in the interview is Tina Barseghian, who runs KQED’s new website on technology in education, Mind/shift.