I saw the following video on my colleague and good friend Tom King’s blog. It speaks so clearly to the fundamental strength of learning, especially in the absence of teachers. Watch, get inspired, do!
As I proposed a class-wide project that will engage all of us and then some, where we will explore what it means to learn, to be creative, to think, and the essence of education, I am posting the following to kick-start the conversation. My hope is that we will hammer out a collective event for the end of the semester that will focus on learning, creativity, thinking, education. That will also require using everything you have learned about marketing, discovering what else you need to learn, and finding ways of closing that gap.
Now, I am not providing these videos as a point where everything ends but rather where we start our journey to discover who we are. You will find many more thinkers who have devoted their lives to enhancing learning, education, creativity, thinking, and in general human capacity. Let us follow their lead and see where the journey takes us at the end of the semester.
As you can tell, I am a fan of Sir Ken Robinson, and for good reason. I hope you will watch the videos with care and attention they deserve, they are more about your future than my past. I also enjoyed reading the works of Edward De Bono who is a noted expert on thinking and teaching thinking. Here are a few more words and phrases that may lead you to other fertile grounds: “abductive reasoning”, “lateral thinking”, “divergent thinking”, “design thinking”.
Post comments if you like, take notes, open your mind, learn how to forget to learn more.