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June 11, 2011

Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and feed him as long as the fish supply holds out. But create a collective, and every man will learn how to feed himself for a lifetime.

Sometimes, you can really find treasure troves around, this time in a book by Thomas and Brown. It does matter that my coming across this particular book was, in itself, an example of a collective, in their words (We call this environment a collective. As the name implies, it is a collection of people, skills, and talent that produces a result greater than the sum of its parts.) You can find educational contents wherever you look, as you can find suggestions, advice, learning tips. You do it informally, by yourself, perhaps with the help of some virtual friends you (never) met; or you do it in more formal environments, educational ones. Does it matter? Not really, as far as each one of us learns and helps others learn.

DThomas & JSBrown (2011). A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change. CreateSpace (140 pp.)

Note: both citations from chapter 4; I cannot give you exact page numbers, as I’m using the Kindle version (silly Amazon, even taking the citations out is a pain (no copy/paste)).

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