Entitlement

I had the privilege of interviewing Lawrence Lessig at the NetHui 2011 event in Auckland a couple of months ago.  I've blogged my reflections about this previously, including the links to the presentation that Lawrence gave, in which he explored the concept of 'entitlement' as it applies in an increasingly digital world, where freedom of access to information, including the ability to re-use and re-purpose that information is regarded as a fundamental 'right'. Lessig uses this argument to promote his views about traditional forms of copyright, and the use of a creative commons license as an alternative. 

In the video above which has just been edited from that interview, I asked Lawrence to explain a little further his ideas about the concept of 'entitlement' as it might apply in educational settings, and how the traditional 'hierarchies' we experience in our education system might be being challenged or having to adapt.

What impressed me most was his illustration of how young students at Havard Law school are treated from the beginning of their course, and how this might apply across all educational settings – releasing a new sense of creativity and thinking among ours students.

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