Wednesday, June 04, 2008

More on Edupunk: Learning should be fun

Andy writes a post about how everyone's taking this whole EDUPUNK thing too seriously. Maybe that's true, but I think it's interesting how people get their panties in a wad over some people encouraging others to have fun in teaching and learning. And who are having fun themselves. Maybe it's the other people taking themselves too seriously. I mean, yes, teaching and learning is serious, and many of the proponents of EDUPUNK believe in the power of learning. But part of the fun, part of the rebelliousness, the teenagerism of this "movement" is that we believe that learning should not be just to serve the purposes of the "military-industrial" complex. It should be more than that, and it should, in fact, provide students with personal freedom, an ability to think and learn for themselves, and to make intelligent decisions about how to contribute to the world and make it a better place. And that is serious. But it should also be fun. And in that spirit, I offer the following EDUPUNK video (via Abject Learning.)