bunker roy – credentialing via community

bunker roy bw

such a huge resonation, future credentialing – how are the people around you doing. that’s enough. in fact, if you need that piece of paper, perhaps a sign of distress/mistrust/non-legit-ness.

Take a listen, as Bunker Roy explains how credentialing could come from how well your community is doing.

literacy is not the key to change – knowledge is and people can gain skills without literacy

the illiterate are not the people who cannot read but the people who cannot learn and relearn.

read et al


the barefoot movement

the barefoot college:

barefoot college

their 5 non-negotiable values:

equality (equity?), collective decision making, decentralization, self-reliance, and austerity

The College gives little importance to urban experts with paper degrees and qualifications because most of them do not have the patience, listening skills, open minds or humility to show respect to traditional knowledge and skills and are unfit to live and work in remote areas.

coming jan 2014: by Bob Gliner: http://www.docmakeronline.com/barefoot_college.html


imagine a community such as mine, Loveland, CO.

You, a university, or a CEO of a company, come to me today, asking if Peter is a good fit, if he’s worth consideration at your establishment.

I say, most likely not. I explain to you, that currently, Loveland has 400+ charitable organizations, so one would think we wouldn’t be dealing with homelessness, our county wouldn’t be 6th in the nation in suicide rate, etc.

I say, I wonder what the heck has Peter been doing, letting that happen in his community.

imagine you come to me a year from now.

Loveland no longer has 400+ charitable organizations, but rather, one kitchen table. They have connected. They engage in ongoing conversations, conversations that matter. They’ve freed people who were homeless up to take care of their own situation. Because they question how we spend our days, health has improved, people start to believe they matter, the suicide rate has gone down….

And now, now I say to you, … yes, Peter. Peter is perfect. Whether or not he helped to change our community for good, he has been living in it. He’s associated and with people that are free and are practicing their art. Peter is gold. Peter is indispensable.


Perhaps some signs of success, some proof we might care about, of a healthy, happy community:

1/ Stop anyone on the street, and ask them what they want to be when they grow up [or something similar] and they look you straight in the eye and respond..


2/ Common use of verbiage such as

i don't know maybe i'm wrong

3/Mindset for the ongoing question of – why aren’t you sticking to it?

the it is me

4/And possibly our only credentials worth flapping about:

was quiet enough

to eudaimoniously be it..


Collecting multiple/changing/eclectic /yourflavors of successhere.

people who do things


Stephen Downes thinking on success of a mooc – is fitting.


community is the curric


india alternative schools





21 min – bunker – focus on people who are rooted in the local, ie: grandmothers…  men want a certificate.. then leave for the city when they get it
32 min – gutsy grandmothers becoming solar engineers by sign lanuage