Twitter co-founder on Computational Thinking

I’ve long been a fan of Jack Dorsey, and I came across this excellent article about an interview on Charlie Rose. Gary Stager a school reformer and Educational reformer speaks very well about Jack Dorsey. When we speak of using Computing in education, we often forget that in the words of Mitch Reznick ‘the computer…… Continue reading Twitter co-founder on Computational Thinking

Training students for the 21st Century

Education is a hugely politically loaded issue. I want to write today briefly about education. I’ve two years of experience as a tutor and Teaching Assistant in a Northern Ireland Grammar School, and continue to tutor a range of ages while I undergo my Masters studies in Mathematics. I definitely will focus on STEM subjects,…… Continue reading Training students for the 21st Century

Learning as Debugging

Recently in Luxembourg there was a talk on ‘Mathematics Education’. As always being interested in STEM and the cultivation of learning and thinking, I found this fascinating. I came across on Robert Talbert’s excellent blog, the following: Yes! As somebody once said, true learning consists in the debugging process. And that’s where the fun in…… Continue reading Learning as Debugging

Control theory in Financial Markets

I unfortunately know very little about Control Theory however what I do understand about it, is that in some sense it deals with feedback in complex systems. Since the financial markets are complex systems, and very difficult for human beings to regulate. Not to mention the huge explosion of Algorithmic Trading. Certainly it doesn’t seem…… Continue reading Control theory in Financial Markets

On Technology without Borders

As a naively minded Scientific type, I often make the mistake of imagining that merely developing technology is enough to better the world. As the developing world especially faces huge humanitarian challenges: for instance Malaria, Climate Change, HIV, and diseases such as TB, there are problems with the market conditions of the First World. Peter…… Continue reading On Technology without Borders