Does the information age free us to pursue learning centered on individuals and not institutions? Does each of us have a part to play in the possibility of education? Can a broader definition and responsibility for education bring us all closer together? Those are questions tackled in this short film by “soul biographer” Nic Askew. We commissioned Nic to help explore the underlying thinking of connected learning. Here is what he had to say in his introduction to the short film:
This film is about the possibilities of change in education. As are the others in the series. ‘Everyone’ is a film rich with substantial notions. Ideas and observations that are held loosely between the opening and closing notions;
opening / ‘the march of the formal educational curriculum is at a very different pace from how kids interests develop.’ This might lead you to wonder about your own pacing in the world? And the painful, and perhaps unrecognized, implications of being out of synch.
followed by [SUBSTANTIAL NOTIONS ETC …]
closing / ‘a sense of fulfillment, belonging and purpose are possibly more important than the knowledge being cultivated.‘ This might open the gates to question the very point of education.
Use this film to provoke conversation.
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