The 30 second habit with a lifelong impact — STARTUPS + WANDERLUST + LIFE HACKING — Medium
The Case for Teaching Ignorance – The New York Times
She wanted her students to recognize the limits of knowledge and to appreciate that questions often deserve as much attention as answers.
in recent years scholars have made a convincing case that focusing on uncertainty can foster latent curiosity, while emphasizing clarity can convey a warped understanding of knowledge.
Discovery is not the neat and linear process many students imagine, but usually involves, in Dr. Firestein’s phrasing, “feeling around in dark rooms, bumping into unidentifiable things, looking for barely perceptible phantoms.”
Michael Smithson, a social scientist at Australian National University who co-taught an online course on ignorance this summer, uses this analogy: The larger the island of knowledge grows, the longer the shoreline — where knowledge meets ignorance — extends. The more we know, the more we can ask. Questions don’t give way to answers so much as the two proliferate together. Answers breed questions. Curiosity isn’t merely a static disposition but rather a passion of the mind that is ceaselessly earned and nurtured.
Why It’s Imperative to Teach Entrepreneurship | Psychology Today
Entrepreneurship can be taught using a similar scaffolding of skills, building upon our natural ability to imagine:
– Imagination is envisioning things that don’t exist.
– Creativity is applying imagination to address a challenge.
– Innovation is applying creativity to generate unique solutions.
– Entrepreneurship is applying innovations, scaling the ideas by inspiring others’ imagination.
Using this framework, educators at all levels can help young people engage with the world around them and envision what might be different; experiment with creative solutions to the problems they encounter; hone their ability to reframe problems in order to come up with unique ideas; and then work persistently to scale their ideas by inspiring others to support their effort.
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Writing as Making — The Synapse — Medium
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