It’s not easy to think for yourself when you’re constantly being manipulated. This visual thought was for a talk I gave to some young people.
“In all things, It’s better to hope than to despair…” Goethe. I saw this thought and had to draw it.
I don’t think we learn well in straight lines – at least I don’t. To learn is to understand, to understand is to explore in multiple directions multiple times. What I bring to a learning experience is different to what everybody else brings, because we have all had different experiences. Maybe our education system is too oriented towards credential rather than learning experience…
This drawing was generated as a result of a great round table discussion by Digital Colleges, hosted by IBM.
This visual thought was a result of a meeting hosted by the Forward Foundation, including Nominet Trust, Big Lottery, and a number of other social funders. It was an excellent event – and I tried to capture the what all the speakers where saying in order to revisit some parts for my own non-profit, wapisasa.
However, here’s a visual thought I captured from a speaker at the ALTC conference, Catherine Cronin, care of a quote by Joi Ito.
This thinking came from a workshop at the Forward Foundation looking at Storytelling. David Campbell took us through an excellent thinking session on the components of telling a story.
I’ve always found Stephen Downes weekly summary of all things learning tech related a source for all sorts of goodies. Here’s one of his statements that I thought deserved an visualisation.
Oh, to be a C.I.C… When we formed wapisasa, we wanted to pin the social aspects to our foreheads so that we would never lose sight of the fact that the young people come first. A Community Interest Company therefore makes sense – an efficient business with a charity heart. However C.I.C.s aren’t necessarily trusted by funders or indeed attractive to investors – so possibly its a bit of no-mans-land? We’ll have to see…
A thought captured from the Connected Courses project (connectedcourses.net) following a comment from Meredith Broussard – which struck a chord with me…