‘Chindogu’ is the japanese word coined for the art of the unuseless idea. Strangely practical and utterly eccentric inventions for a life of ease and hilarity.
Born to learn
As a part of the 21st Century Learning Initiative and drawn from the book Overschooled but Undereducated by John Abbott and Heather MacTaggart, Born to Learn is a repository of animations aimed at bringing awareness to our current global educational crisis (my words). While possibly oversimplified, and not really offering a path to solutions, I could not agree more with many of the core concepts that they set out.
However, what really struck me was that with more and more discourse like this, it is not so much that we as objective mindful beings appreciate a problem, in this case, the failings of current adolescent education, but whether we as people in control of our own destiny and the destiny of others through our influence, will risk changing the status quo.
Watch the other two in the series on their site here.
Love the light bursting through the mist on the way to my morning run.
Well worth reading this extract from a post by Lynda Gratton… Read on…
This just made me wake up right. Props to Natty for the link.