Instead of reviewing the article I decided to share some thoughts inspired by it.
1) Education and ITP. The whole work of Sir Ken Robinson just made me think about how our program should be more connected with all this conversation about innovation&education&creativity. Not only for those with formal interest in education, but innovation in the way we educate is an innovation in the way we connect with each other as a society. The way we interact. In the end, no matter how deep you want to be involved in the education field, this is a subject deeply connected to our program, even if you want to create games, design installations, or create apps.
02) ITP and children&teenagers. Most of us are results of formal educational systems that tried to damage our creativity and we are here because some part of it survived. ITP is the graduate version of what Sir Ken Robinson idealize for elemental education. That somehow made me think that ITP could play an energetic role in this area. We should create more activities willing to connect ITP works and experiments with children and teenagers. Focused. Not only because they’re probably the best audience ever but also because this interaction can open exciting new possibilities in both formations – ours and theirs. That could be a powerful dialogue.
03) Just to give some examples about how can we learn from these new experiences in the education field, I selected some experiences around self-learning, technology and self-organizing systems around education.
- 03.1) Why I hope kids in Ethiopia can teach the rest of us something profound about education. (And here another step in the same quest)
- 03.2) “Education is a self-organizing system, where learning is an emergent phenomenon.” Sugata Mitra