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Great Minds on Learning

Dec 11, 2023

The theory behind generative AI as a transformational tool for learning.

This episode, the last in the current season, was recorded at the Online Educa conference in Berlin and focuses on Generative AI. Since the release of ChatGPT in November 2022, the learning world has been mesmerized by the potential benefits and...


Dec 4, 2023

We don't need no education? 

This episode explores the transformative ideas of three influential late 20th-century educational theorists. Each began with a flourishing career in teaching but ultimately left the classroom behind, driven by a growing disenchantment with the educational system. Their collective...


Nov 13, 2023

The pioneers of alternative education systems.

This episode covers a group of 20th Century thinkers and educationalists in both Northern and Southern hemispheres who developed a variety of alternative visions for schools. Inspired by enlightenment figures like Rousseau, and the German Idealists who came after them,...


Oct 30, 2023

Marxism and education.

This episode examines the impact on learning of a thinker, Karl Marx, who had a revolutionary effect on the world in general. In the name of Marx and his collaborator Engels, politicians of the 20th Century created regimes that were utopian in some cases, highly repressive and even murderous in...


GMoLS5E27 Marxists with Donald Clark

Oct 30, 2023

Marxism and education.

This episode examines the impact on learning of a thinker, Karl Marx, who had a revolutionary effect on the world in general. In the name of Marx and his collaborator Engels, politicians of the 20th Century created regimes that were utopian in some cases, highly repressive and even murderous in...