The future of education?
Khan Academy changes the rules
- Duration 5:17
- Date Mar 14, 2012
Khan Academy changes the rules
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He's not as one of America's top TV docs but now the neurosurgeon is bringing attention to something.
You never heard -- medical mistakes are a good thing.
Doctor Sanjay -- is practicing physician at Emory university hospital and author of the brand new book Monday mornings and he probably found himself on the right networks -- Okay so tell me about this book it's it's fiction but not really correct yeah if -- for twenty years and -- -- medical.
So we'll have always been fascinated by this the sort of insiders only gathering in hospitals where we're doctors hold each other accountable for their mistakes.
Is -- about lawyers there are administrators being in the room.
There's -- saying look you screwed up.
Let's let's teach -- not to do that again and everyone else that's listening.
As well can learn from those mistakes it happens happens and hospitals in these -- can be tough meetings as you might imagine to attend.
But you know I found them as some of the most indelible things that I seen over the last twenty years do you position.
And so you say that actually good things can come out of these medical mistakes that the first and it comes to my mind -- not practice yeah.
In India and the thing Gretchen that this isn't in lieu of the malpractice system and that that's still exists obviously and and also people may lose privileges because he administered in the hospital.
Are aware of this that this is about you know health care professionals themselves to be in the is a -- three sort of said after the show.
Let's close the doors no one else is invited let's talk about the show up what what right what went wrong.
And let's be -- let -- you know no holds -- And what would come out of that is is this an opportunity you know we this is a unique thing in some ways the hospitals but as I was writing this I thought you know could could this potentially work it working hard to do.
An important because there are probably hospitals may be doing things wrong as a whole hospital right do they share.
-- -- it is possible to hospital -- Absolutely well some of that sometimes you get publications that come out of this because something happens and they decide you know what that's something that the general.
You know medical community should knows what's -- a Paper -- it and share it.
But you know that that's exactly the point is that the if you get the mistake like this is made people may do it all along thinking I didn't realize that was a mistake and no one ever called me up for that.
So you know -- out and make sure everyone else knows -- mistake as well says I do what I'm thinking about every pitches did this happen did it really -- how far did you go to make sure this was tracked back to people like is it doctor brown laying.
Coming -- we start reading between the lines and.
I don't think so I mean the funny thing is I think that this.
Obviously it's a huge world out there -- -- a lot of these stories in these types of things have happened in the story that I've made up or are you know there's their fiction stories.
And I had to make a decision to write this inspection Bryant gets in I've written nonfiction the past but.
I thought in order be as candid as I wanted to be with this is needed to be -- was about implicated anybody in particular or hospital in particular.
But I just wanted to show a real peek behind the curtain here.
It's obviously Anderson because now it's gonna be turned into.
A TV show yeah yeah but.
I wanna -- on this next fascinating topic that because from time to time you're also -- sixty -- yeah yeah and this past Sunday you pitched a story about the con academy KH eight again.
A fascinating way to teach our kids now in a better way in your mind what -- I think so I have three kids -- -- this -- -- -- implementing with them.
That the basic premise is this say you know if you look at classrooms that -- wears a teacher really spinning his or her time in front of a blue and from a black board.
With textbooks if you could flip the classroom in some -- so what is considered homework.
You do at school you do it this way in which is concerned school work to do at home so so lectures you -- watch at home on -- -- And then when you get to the class the next day you can actually do the problem sets with the teacher actually being able to help -- that -- the -- spinning his or her time.
With students as they're doing problem -- isn't as opposed -- from the blackboard.
It's also focus -- -- ideally how do you know you've learned a topic how do you know you've mastered something are ready to move on.
To the next grade the next object and that but that that's what's focused and the gates foundation pick up on this and -- this some big money -- but Google gates yeah I mean this guy literally started this out of his in his closet -- -- -- small house in making these questions.
And then try to -- cousin of his.
He put on YouTube and he saw a lot of people started to watch these videos.
And he thought you know as their way to build a world class education online that's where he says he wants in the free world class education.
To anyone anywhere and.
Any indication any.
In public school districts may be tuning in looking and maybe some lessons -- taking some notes on under the academy -- there's it's -- pilot and a bunch of school districts now around the country mainly in California but also in the in the Washington DC area so.
I think it's starting to catch on we talked to -- to the teachers unions about this -- as long as their teachers are trained.
They think is a good supplemental tool for the classroom so it's not meant to displaced teachers for example so I think so as I mentioned just in the anecdotal case of one.
I have three kids and and you know I've -- I have them starting to watch his videos and raise you one question you can duck this question if you want but if you had a choice between hanging out Anderson Cooper.
Well Wolf Blitzer who would you choose.
-- Everything that's not much but they have to come at well not much better but a lot of -- -- about -- a -- on my.
On the question -- -- -- the -- and a.
I don't look at -- -- sentence if in your in your multifaceted career continued success and this is the new book Monday morning -- expect.
-- appreciate against -- you got --