Saturday, 6 November 2010

Create knowledge

You cannot really transfer knowledge. You need to create knowledge in every mind.

Just like a growing tree you need to provide directions to the tree. Remove things that shade and show where the sun is. Make sure that roots will get water. Possibly support the young tree when it is blowing. Maybe scare away the rabbits trying to eat the tree.

When the tree gets the resources it will grow. You just need to make sure resources are provided.

Do not force it. Provide & support & guide - and let the magic happen.

Sometimes we provide too much resources when trying to build knowledge. "Here, these are all the documents you need". That is the same as giving the young tree a whole lake of water. The result will be a drowned tree and no growth.

Same with too much sun.

All knowledge is created in the mind. Just like the wood in the tree. And it takes time and must happen from the inside.

Let resources be available, support the growing, show some directions and watch the tree, eh, knowledge grow.

So, do not transfer knowledge. Create and grow knowledge.

1 comment:

  1. Hey,

    as a teacher, I totally get where you are coming from, great post.