Monday, August 07, 2006

Why do we go overboard?

Nancy White had a nice reflection on Blackboard, DOPA, and Control: Why do we go overboard? I was as interested in Chris Corrigan's passionate comments below it, triggered by the discussion of control in education. That reminded me that I've been saving his advice to graduates from around grad time, bouncing off of an inspirational post from Will and some collective genius:
"My advice would go something like this: forget everything school has taught you about what it means to learn. From now on you will grow and learn and acquire new skills and knowledge from the most unlikely places. Don’t look at the people at the front of the room for the answers, look at the four people sitting around you and engage them in a deep conversation. The answer lies there. Or if not the answer, the next question, and it is finding the next question that is going to keep you going for the next 70 years."

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