The community refers to an entity, mainly to a homogeneous group of people, whereas the idea of the public puts an emphasis on the relation between different communities. The public realm can be considered as the actual or virtual space where strangers and different people or groups with diverging forms of life can meet. - Stavros Starvides
will hasten/sustain/co-create the time/talent/share/connection/relationship economy
In listening to Tolle and Robinson’s convo - I heard – strip things down to what matters most.
Perhaps we stop measuring learning, and let community be our curriculum. Perhaps a focus on crowdsourcing public/people yields the best prep for uncertainty, the best experience and awakening with empathy.
Perhaps evaluation/reflection/feedback loop is more about empathy.. can I hear your heart.. than it is about measuring. But perhaps the conceptual knowledge that is clouding our vision, that we learned through public ed, et al, is to measure things, rather than to know people, and to be known by someone.
From the Essence of Connected Learning (video), poignant quotes:
at 1:50 – .. Part of what’s wrong with the current educational system… is that it’s fundamentally starting with the wrong questions… outcomes… and then everything is defined by that. It doesn’t matter almost who the kids is… - Connie Yowell
at 5:10 – The problem is effective matchmaking… it’s not so much about finding the information anymore.. but about bringing people together who want to learn together… - Mimi Ito
at 7:15 – It’s about expertise that’s widely distributed in our society and culture, and the fact that anybody can help somebody else get better at something. - Mimi Ito
more on public/common spaces
To follow authority has many advantages if one thinks in terms of personal motive and gain; but education based on individual advancement and profit can only build a social structure which is competitieve, antagonistic and ruthless. This is the kind of society in which we have been brought up and our animosity and confusion are obvious. - Krishnamurti