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Education Futures - Arthur Harkins on Leapfrogging - 0 views

  • Leapfroggingmeans to jump over obstacles to achieve goals.
  • This process marks an extension of Vygotsky’s and Dewey’s work, while ever looking toward the future.
  • One example of Leapfrogging is Finland’s jump to wireless phones, saving that country the cost of deploying an expensive copper wire system.
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  • Kent, Washington public schools
  • now permit students to use wireless Web devices to help them access information to better pass tests.
  • Leapfrogging has become a major strategy of developing countries wishing to avoid catch-up efforts that otherwise portend a high likelihood of continued followership.
  • teaching, research, innovation, and service.
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    John Moravec: Earlier this month, I interviewed Arthur Harkins on our approach to innovating in human capital development (Leapfrog!).
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