Wednesday, February 17, 2016, The End of Education, The Future of Learning, 7:00 PM, Evanston Township High School Auditorium, 1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston, 60201.
We live at a moment in history when the world is dramatically changing. Learning is no longer about getting the right answers. It is about asking the right questions. Educating is no longer about efficiency and expediency. It is about wandering and discovering.
In what ways do the structures and aims of education need to shift? Which of our previous practices and programs must we retain to anchor us in the work ahead? And which habits and hallowed traditions will we need to relinquish so that something transformative can have the space, naturally and with urgent patience, to come into being?
FAN convenes an all-star panel of adventurists, provocateurs, advocates, and futurists for a conversation about the intersection of design, learning, wonder, and curiosity. Panelists include WONDER, By Design founding partners Christian Long, Ed.M. and Trung Le, AIA and new partner Sam Chaltain; Jaime Casap, Google’s Chief Education Evangelist; Liz Gerber, Ph.D., faculty founder of Design for America, Associate Professor of Design at Northwestern University, and FAN Advisory Council member; Michael Kosko, Career and Technical Education Coordinator at Al Raby School for Community and Environment in Chicago; and Nichole Pinkard, Ph.D., founder of Digital Youth Network and Associate Professor in the College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University.