Andy Carvin sees David Weinberger at NECC and experiences the Edu-Train...
Knowledge in the age of connected abundance. The solution to the over-abundance of information is more information. Connected abundance. Should we shove content into our kids' heads? Should we test them as individuals even though they learn socially? Should we imply ambiguity is a failure? Should we insist on being right?
Knowledge is an unending conversation. I mean this absolutely literally. It's not content that we all decide on. It's the engagement in the conversation. So we need to understand the context of knowledge - it depends on the discipline. We need to learn how to listen, seek ambiguity. If they're being too precise, we need to muddy the waters. And we need to love the difference in things.
Conversation, by its very nature, is a paradox. We base differences on identifying what's common. The simple act of a conversation is miraculous.