Why are humans so stupid? This is the question James Paul Gee attempts to answer in his book, The Anti-Education Era: Creating Smarter Students through Digital Learning, (2013). While he focuses on several issues in his book, my essay reflects on the term he calls “frozen thought,” which is a byproduct of human created institutions.
In my essay I focus on the current technology use policy in my district and how we have had to work through the difficult process of unfreezing a policy that is out of date. Gee puts forward some very intriguing ideas, but with the right awareness perhaps humans can be smart after all.
Gee, J.P. (2013). The anti-education era: Creating smarter students through digital learning. New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan
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