Are our views more shaped by what we learn online than what we learn in schools?
UNESCO’s Futures of Education initiative is catalyzing a global debate on knowledge and learning. This animated video is the second of a series. Each episode will explore a single, important issue and invite users to offer their comments and ideas.
In today’s world, where and how do people learn about science or about citizenship and civic engagement? Tristan Harris, from the Center for Humane Technology in California, says that the most important thing educating us daily is … our smartphones. According to him, there are trillion-dollar companies whose business model is to strip mine human attention through news-feeds and notifications. And no matter what kind of education we provide, around the globe cultures and beliefs are increasingly shaped by these technology firms. Are our views more shaped by what we learn online than what we learn in schools? What does this possibility mean for the futures of education?
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