I'm intrigued to know if there was an incident that prompted your first statement? :-)
Love the idea of 42, it really resonates - unconventional learning/education is one of my passions. Head exploding with ideas now though! Thanks for sharing.
I read it somewhere.....that article was indeed stimulating.
Certainly a first look in the mirror each morning is good for a laugh (or a cry, depending on your mood...).
Thanks for the link to the article. Food for thought. The idea of 42 is interesting and certainly we don't all learn in the same way so different models are needed. I don't think I would care for it as I was always very frustrated during group work at university. It seemed I was all too often one of the few in the groups who cared about the final product (and did much of the work). And, as an introvert it made group work exhausting.
But, more importantly, I do wonder whether 42's unseasoned fellow students grading the work will grasp and discuss the complexities of life decisions and the challenges of meeting ethical standards in this process-solving method. A lack of the ethics seems to be a particular problem in far too many businesses.
Similarly, do the students understand or learn that depending on the business culture they enter (and every work place has one), independent thinking may cause sometimes chaos and frustration for all concerned? I've seen it in my own workplace where young people want to quickly move in directions the organization isn't yet prepared to go fiscally, culturally, or, sometimes, ethically (see my point above :)).
This, to me, is where the value of well-rounded liberal arts education can do a good job of preparing students not just for a job/career, but for life. But it seems to be fading into the sunset.
(Sorry for the long comment. I got on a roll.)
Don't be sorry! I love your long comment and appreciate you taking the time. One of my concerns is that the savvy technical people will have a great deal of power - will they use it wisely? But I do like the idea of collaborative work but breadth goes by the board here it seems....The young people I know are idealistic and very concerned with ethics. I want to see what happens next!
While loving new thinking in education, at the same time all I could think is how glad I am not to be in the classroom in the picture.
So little personal space.
Thank you for going 'on a roll', Mary. You bring up a few really important issues.
Even some Art Schools look a bit like this now! It was interesting that this article was under the heading Business, not under Education...
I love the idea of "learning outside the box". looking back at my own life, most of my learing actully happened with ME in charge of it...not a teacher....and with education being so utterly expensive in the USA, i can see the potential for sure...:-)
And yes....when i can step back far enough out of situation, i see how ridiculous i am capable of being! It is all quite laughable, indeed. Luckily, those who love me, put up with me, in spite of me!
Ridiculous indeed, starting with: typing learing instead of learning.
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