Funny how our busted weird messy unwieldy code constructions resemble… every other human endeavor over a certain (tiny) size. Erin Kissane.
Education is what people do to you and learning is what you do for yourself. You’re not going to be on top of mountain all by yourself with a #2 pencil… What we need to learn is how to learn. I don’t like the word ‘futurist.’ I think we should be now-ists. Focus on being connected, always learning, fully aware and super present. Joi Ito
In a postindustrial society, understanding is reached through negotiation between the individual and his or her culture. Intelligence thus becomes communal, creative, and communicational, reflecting an ability to bring relevant “knowledge to bear on a novel situation” and a context in which “understandings can only be apprehended and appreciated if they are performed by a student.” The productive exchange between teachers and learners… is interactive, surprising and challenging as the exchange between performance artists and their audiences. Hannah Higgins, Fluxus Experience (via bobbyjgeorge)
Learning is permanent for all of us regardless of age. Curiosity feeds the desire to know. The call to teach stems from the pleasure of transmitting life: neither an imposition nor a power relation, it is pure gift, like life, from which it flows. Economic totalitarianism has ripped learning away from life, whose creative conscience it ought to be. We want to disseminate everywhere this poetry of knowledge that gives itself. Against school as a closed-off space (a barrack in the past, a slave market nowadays), we must invent nomadic learning. Raoul Vaneigem, 2009
We have been trained or conditioned by society to see children in a certain way. There is a different way to see children. To get rid of preconceived ideas about childhood. About certain things we do about judgement of the child. Criticising the child or looking at the child as someone inferior or someone small. Silvia Dubovoy (via bobbyjgeorge)