Sunday, March 12, 2017

To learn, start by asking a question.

I was inspired to make this cat by the infographic below by Sylvia Duckworth which poses a sharp contrast between school and learning: curiosity is not always a priority in school, but it is essential for learning ... and cats are very curious creatures.


To learn, start by asking a question.



Here's what it says:

SCHOOL    LEARNING
promotes starting by looking for answers    promotes starting with questions
is about consuming    is about creating
is about finding information on something prescribed for you    is about exploring your passions and interests
teaches compliance    is about challenging perceived norms
is scheduled at certain times    can happen any time, all of the time
often isolates    is often social
is standardized    is personal
teaches us to obtain information from certain people    promotes that everyone is a teacher and everyone is a learner
is about giving you information    is about making your own connections
is sequential    is random and non-linear
promotes surface-level thinking    is about deep exploration

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