We make the knowledge

My quote of the day via Harold Jarche:

“Our old technology — paper — gave us an idea of knowledge that said that knowledge comes from experts who are filtered, printed, and then it’s settled, because that’s how books work. Our new technology shows us we are complicit in knowing. In order to let knowledge get as big as our new medium allows, we have to recognize that knowledge comes from all of us (including experts), it is to be linked, shared, discussed, argued about, made fun of, and is never finished and done. It is thoroughly ours – something we build together, not a product manufactured by unknown experts and delivered to us as if it were more than merely human”. – David Weinberger

Image credit: The Recorder Newspaper. Whites Aviation Ltd :  Photographs. Ref: WA-13768-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22346638

One thought on “We make the knowledge

  1. Yep. If you are going to be a true learner then you have to be prepared to make mistakes 😉 And if we expect that of the students we teach, we should expect it of ourselves. There’s nothing quite the same as taking a controlled risk and being able to laugh at yourself afterwards…My guru’s rubric would’ve called it ‘finding the humour’. Isn’t it invaluable to part of a supportive team?


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