For educators: Knowledge and learning can come from the group, emerge there, be found to pre-exist there, be created there….

Knowledge and learning can come from the group, emerge there, be found to pre-exist there, be created there. Do educators—those whose root work is to lead out—work as much as they ought from this world view? If we do not take this world view seriously, how can we ever say we have led anyone out to the real world, a world surprising and creating and beyond our ken?

:- Doug.

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  1. On December 2, 2009 at 2:18 pm SuzanneD Said:

    Educate for me has always conveyed that I would have knowledge that someone else didn’t have. How I wish that word could be replaced by something so much more meaningful conveying a process of mutual discovery and learning rather than telling and teaching. Not only do I agree with what you have said, how I wish more educators and others would leave themselves “open” to, as we say in Open Space, “be prepared to be surprised!” Today for example, I was surprised when my 27-year old daughter picked a phrase out of something I wrote a while back and emailed me: “love this line!!!”

    It was: “undoing what didn’t work, and seeing what we don’t want to see to create what we can’t know.”

    Never would I have guessed she’d love that line. I imagine delicious future conversations with her over Christmas.

  2. On December 2, 2009 at 2:31 pm doug Said:

    Thanks Suzanne!

    Great to see you here and get your comment on my post!

    I hope your conversations with your daughter are indeed delicious.

    Too often do we forget the leading out meaning–we do need something that is less doing to and more doing with.

    :- Doug.

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