Learning Fragments #1

#Fragments: not complete work, but working thoughts.

You cannot control what someone thinks, but you can create space for them to think.

But ‘thinking’ is not as free as we may think: we are constrained by the invisible walls of dominant narratives and cultural context.

Learning may require the fracturing of previous certainty, and hence is a violent act.

There is an inherent and necessary tension between ‘what i think’, ‘what we think’ and ‘what people tell us to think’, even when we are all talking about the same thing.

Hence: learning is often an act of meta-narrative, or storytelling, upon multiple divergent perspectives.

We easily fall into a trap of measuring conformity, when what we wish for is capability.

Nothing is more true that what i believe to be true, even if it’s not true.

Hence: learning is as much about belief as it is about retention.

About julianstodd

Author and Founder of Sea Salt Learning. My work explores the Social Age. I’ve written ten books, and over 2,000 articles, and still learning...
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