Why are we (as humans) so slow in learning about Sustainability?
Here we will delve into the issues of thinking in a systemic way, Action Learning, how to study more effectively & we look at really understanding what Sustainability is.
of this chapter, by Delia Fernandez, Sept 2011
In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning -- creating conditions where kids' natural talents can flourish.
indoctrination and distraction
Pinky is a brilliant innovator in the field of education
... here introducing us to Illich
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Ken Robinson in his talk "The dynamics of Creative Education" tells us that there are three key terms: Imagination, Creativity & Innovation
Ken Robinson en su charla "Las dinámicas de la Educación Creativa" nos dice que hay 3 términos claves:
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Most of us by now know there is something VERY wrong with the current education system.
Yet it is, in fact, a very good example of a brilliant design that is achieving precisely what it was set out to do: produce mildly literate & replaceable workers for the industrial revolution, that wouldn't have the skills or inclination to question the system.
If we don't quite understand it's history or functions we are not likely to change it anytime soon, and we can see this in the difficulties experienced in all systems of 'alternative education' which really don't question the basic premise of the conventional system.
We hope here you can find lots of resources about why or how to re-design the education system, starting with the basics.
You will find that it's a centuries-old conversation we need to get up to date with, & start RE-DESIGNING, together:
not letting young humans follow their own interests & passions is SOUL, HEART & MIND-DESTROYING,
and we desperately need people who are connected to their souls, hearts & minds, all at the same time.
The natural way of learning for humans is action-learning (called 'playing', 'art' or 'the scientific method' depending on what age & interest-area you're at: we explore whatever WE are passionate about & create) & we need to put all our efforts to figuring out how to totally re-design the system so that free humans can decide what they learn when they want to, at any age they choose.
It's quite a challenge, even just understanding the concept, never mind putting it into practice.
One of the most challenging designs (especially transition designs!) currently facing humanity :)
but the rationality which produced it
is left standing,
then that rationality will simply produce another factory.
If a revolution destroys a government,
but the systematic patterns of thought
that produced that government are left intact,
then those patterns will repeat themselves ..
There's so much talk about the system.
And so little understanding.
(Robert Pirsig, Zen & the Art of Motocycle Maintenance)