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The quantified self movement may sound the death knell for deep thinking

Creating the time and space for rich learning experiences

University parks, Oxford — well worth a detour

Traditional curriculum models have much in common with the quantified self movement that apps like Runkeeper thrive on: they value only what they can measure.

Just as Runkeeper is limited in tracking only my route and running speed, education has not yet developed the assessment tools to capture deeper cognitive skills.

That many scientific discoveries were stumbled upon by accident is no accident at all. We all need time and space to get ever so slightly lost, to dream our way into creative thought, and to develop our richest insights. This is true of all learners, expert or novice.

Scientific breakthroughs come at the most unexpected times



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