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Education as a public act has tremendous power

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 22 August 2012



Education as a public act has tremendous power
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Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 146
Posted DateWednesday 22 August 2012 08:25 GDT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen
Linkshttp://www.socialmediatools.ca/2012/06/06/making-your-learni ... 
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http://projectinfolit.org/st/weinberger.asp ... 
http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/david-weinberg ... 
PeopleDavid Weinberger

This is a wonderful little video post from David Weinberger where he talks about the tremendous power of Public Learning.

This is what he says in conclusion, starting at 3:43 :

In the knowledge network ... the idea is ... that all learning should be in public and be something that makes the public better.

It improves the public. The act of learning, the act of education or teaching are done in public so that others will learn from.

And this idea of education as a public act has tremendous power, tremendous benefits, because it makes the entire network, the entire ecosystem smarter.

If we can apply this within our businesses, our educational system and beyond then our own knowledge network will become much smarter, much faster.

I agree with David. The potential to transform the world through open, public learning is huge and I beleive there is no stopping it.

If you don't know of him, David is a very interesting guy with some very deep knowledge and insights as to the nature of knowledge and learning. He has had a huge influence on my thinking on organizational conversation and my knowledge cafes.

I have put together a YouTube playlist of some of his more interesting videos.

If you are interested in Knowledge Management, the Knowledge Café or the role of conversation in organizational life then you my be interested in this online book I am writing on Conversational Leadership
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