Quick Look: John Seely Brown on Interest-Driven Learning and Importance of Play

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At last week's Digital Media and Learning conference in San Francisco, author John Seely Brown spoke about how the Montessori educational approach could be recast in today's network age. In this interview, he elaborates on the idea. "You capture a kid’s interest, let the kid explore that interest through making things—in a safe environment—and give them the freedom to fail while trying to perfect the thing they’re building."

3.1.12 | As the leading thinkers and do-ers meet this week at the third annual Digital Media and Learning conference, Spotlight talked with DML2012's keynote presenter John Seely Brown, self-proclaimed "chief of confusion," and one of the most enlightening thinkers on nearly any topic.

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