Reality check: Prototyping environments and finding good peers
We are learning junkies, because that's how we survived. We managed to learn
before the formal education kicked in, through the environments and the peers.
Studying sometimes does not provide a learning environment, but a huge amount of data
which is not to be confused with learning.
Design an environment needed for
a skill needed, such as:
Studying abroad designing an environment
to boost your
-critical thinking: revise old stereotypes as well as start thinking critically of your own culture.
-the ability to create social ties
Both skills needed, specially in times of mobility and interconnectedness.
Find some peers.
Education has it's dangers:
- Get stuck in a subject bubble: when only your fellow researchers can
understand what you're talking about. When studying is
is exciting there is a risk
to become biased and to start collective polarisation amongst your fellow
The trick which works for me: to mingle as much as I can with those who studying subjects different from
mine and work in a different field. If I'm
loosing the ability to explain to them what I'm studying and why it is exciting, it is a stuck-in-a-bubble alert.
The weaker is the connection with a peer better the alert works, because close friends and family tend to love or hate what you're doing, so the feedback might be biased.