Thursday, May 26, 2011

Six Short Education Quotes for Your Weekend

Jean Piaget

I think that human knowledge is essentially active.

Cathy Davidson (via Will Richardson):

Learning’ is the free and open source version of ‘education.

Overheard from a "Job Coach":

"Educators like to measure success in activities rather than results."

Gwendolyn Brooks:

A writer should get as much education as possible, but just going to school is not enough; if it were, all owners of doctorates would be inspired writers.

John Dewey:

The path of least resistance and least trouble is a mental rut already made. It requires troublesome work to undertake the alternation of old beliefs.

George Siemens:

When faced with learning in complex environments, what we need is something more like network-directed learning – learning that is shaped, influenced, and directed by how we are connected to others. Instead of sensemaking in isolation, we rely on social, technological, and informational networks to direct our activities.

Next week the Drive-thru will go on its twice-a-week summer schedule.

"Take Out" with generous permission of americanvirus

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