Hacking Culture…

 71 184125595 E35271069D MI’m sitting in a session being led right now by David Thornburg. He’s talking about his experiences as a cross-culturalist, living in both the U.S. and Brazil. He says that culture is…

When you know and are your own culture deeply enough and confidently enough, and then can take another culture and hack it to make it part of you, then culture lives.

I’ve been engaged by many conversations here at NECC, and much of it has led me to believe that technology is not the linchpin for affecting better and more relevant learning. I believe that the linchpin is to understand the experience that our children have in the information landscape that technology provides. If we go at it by trying the master the technology, then we’re going to continue to miss our target, because there is no way that we will understand the technology in the same way that they do. We’re wired differently.

I think that we need to understand their experience, and then hack it, like Thornburg is talking about hacking culture. We need to understand that culture and hack it for teaching and learning.

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Author: David Warlick

David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.