If only education were this easy

Slate recently ran an article that featured illustrations of how artists from the late 1800s imagined life would be in the year 2000 (Click here for the full post).  While some of the illustrations were somewhat far-fetched or whimsical, the one that depicted a “futuristic” educational process (below) was quite interesting.

I’ve been reflecting on this image a lot recently, especially in light of a wonderful presentation by Universal Design experts Michael Conn-Powers and David Rose earlier this week.  Students in the 2000s certainly have different things to learn (as compared to students in the 1800s) – but thankfully they also have different ways to learn as well.  I’m looking forward to working with PBS Kids as they tackle Universal Design issues in their newest Ready to Learn project.


Image Source: Wikimedia Commons


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