How to Learn

Diana Laufenberg: How to Learn? From Mistakes

This is a great TEdx video, and it’s fascinating.

Imagine if we as a society truly understood the difference between training and education.

Imagine if we had an education system that challenged students.

Imagine if we had faith in the ability of children, if we had high expectations for children and then supported them to get there.

While in some ways, home education is the perfect place to provide an education like this, I miss the synergy that can sometimes happen when children are working together, bouncing ideas off each other, learning together. Sometimes this can happen in schools, but it isn’t happening as often as it should, so that isn’t the solution. The problem is that we are so often educating, as in parenting, in isolation. We are not always connected to each other or to the wider community.

I’m not sure I’ve got answers. Sometimes I think I’m not an answers person, just a questions one. But sometimes, questions are important.


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