Videos related to learning

Every time I talk with people about learning, education and home schooling I end up pointing a set of links to them, so I decided to make them available here for future references.

The first one is Dan Pink’s video about motivation, it is about work, but the concept apply to children and learning, the other way around is true too, most of the videos can be related to work, agile, pair programming, etc…

The next one is a charismatic talk about how US education is failing:

Then there are Sir Ken Robinsons’ videos, of course, they are mandatory critics to the current education model:

Mister Sugata Mitra has made one of the greatest findings with his hole in the wall experiment about children learning and pair programming:

This is about self-learning, testing and computers:

This are very inspiring videos about courage, change and innovation, about the role of being able to take risks to be happy and go forward:

Another one about motivation on learning and thinking outside of the box:

This is about changing education to reflect how we really do science:

This is about how the children’s mind work like the scientific method:

About the hole of playing and being happy to foster productivity:

And this one is about children’s language learning:

Next a video that advocates that there is no Eureka moment, that knowledge and inventions are collaborative slow going process:

This is about exploring new stuff:

And finally an inspiring video from an educator that cares about children learning:

That is it.

The noble pursuit of ignorance

We’ve got our brains hooked up in cyberware(sort of), we have more data at our fingertips than any of our ancestors ever dreamed or dreamt of.

The big word of the moment is Bigdata, or how to search all this information. Maiden’s Prisoner starts playing in the background.

While through machine learning and pattern matching we make mechanical constructs try to emulate the most sophisticated pattern matcher of all, we deface and mechanize human beings turning them into machines unable to make inquires and search for answers.

Just numbers, prisoners to the mentality of the colonial and industrial age. Repeating the same “right answers”, learning nothing useful and being used like poor man’s hard driver in an gigantic cluster of replicated data, pieces to a dead machine. Unable to claim our rightful ignorance.

Not numbers, free-humans, let’s have minds of our own. Let’s start to convert all this data in wisdom and search for our high quality ignorance.