[direct link to the TED talk]
I was talking with a colleague about a project today. We're building an iPad add for child learning for an organization, and we're both passionate about creativity inherent with learning.
Given how quickly data and information change the specs for the tools we enroll to do things, becoming proficient at taking in and making sense of new information is a critical skill. It goes beyond just searching and sharing links.
People know so much stuff they just put "on the shelf" and keep there, as Sir Ken Robinson says at the beginning of this talk. There is a demand for talking sense into how we spend our formative years, because they help us form lifelong habits.
The talk is about 18 minutes, and he is quite funny.
The talk draws from the materials in the Zanders' book, The Art of Possibility, published in 2000. Still very much contemporary. The book contains many lessons for those of us who are eager to move beyond the mere mechanics of what is, to what could be.
Work worth doing
Finally, I am resharing Randy Pausch last lecture on really achieving your childhood dreams. If you haven't seen this video, do set aside the hour to watch it. At about minute 52, he shares his own methodology on providing students a way to learn what it's like to work with each other.
I also found that the best way to teach (and learn) something is to be engaged with people who are equally enthralled by the process of doing and the love of learning.
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