Author Archives: Tryggvi Thayer

A wise and timeless parable from Seymour Papert

I had the opportunity to refer to this in a recent conversation. I’m just going to leave it here for now. Imagine a country that has a highly developed culture: poetry, philosophy, science, mathematics, but nobody has yet learned to write; it … Continue reading

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Why doesn’t Google want me to have the nice things?

One of the things that I do in my work is to encourage people to be aware of the technological changes taking place around them and try to get ahead of the change; to think about future possibilities for education, … Continue reading

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Who said, “If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.”?

This is arguably one of the most referenced Dewey quotes about education on the Internet, as well as in various other places. It’s an interesting and thought provoking statement that seems relevant to contemporary discourse. Remarkable that Dewey would have … Continue reading

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Hypothetica does foresight – an illustrative hypothetical case of CHAT analysis

This is part two of a two-part article. See part one, Technology foresight and organizational change: A CHAT perspective, here. For the sake of illustration, let’s consider what the application of Engeström’s extended CHAT framework to a technology foresight program (TFP) … Continue reading

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Technology foresight and organizational change: A CHAT perspective

This is part one of a two-part article. See the second part, Hypothetica does foresight – an illustrative hypothetical case of CHAT analysis, here. Foresight researchers and evaluators tell us that technology foresight programs (TFP) produce outcomes in three stages: the … Continue reading

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Four unexpected ways artificial intelligence will influence education – Are we ready for this?

Stephen Hawking recently published a brief op-ed on artificial intelligence (AI) in the Independent. In it he discusses possible implications of rapidly developing AI and the need to prepare for the changes it will bring. Media decided to put its … Continue reading

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