This post is in continuation or in reference with my recent facebook post about Curse Of Knowledge .
With Curse of knowledge, it looked like you can not unlearn something you already know, you can pretend to unlearn, but its really difficult. Once I realized this myself while teaching some one to code who had never done it before. It looked so damn easy to me, but for him it was heck of a big deal. Imagine, why I pity the school kids so much!
For teachers, it’s almost impossible to unlearn what they already know and teach to a fresher as a fresher.
Today, I came across a beautiful video / social experiment called “The Backwards Brain Bicycle” . In the experiment, it shows how Knowledge is not equal to Understanding. And once you have understanding of something, its so much better than having just knowledge.
Watch this short video and I promise at the end of these 8 minutes you will gain a whole lot of understanding. Understanding, I didn’t say Knowledge, because Knowledge does not equal Understanding. And what makes human a human, is understanding. Enjoy the video.
While we are getting ready to release the beta version of our most anticipated Educational Social Media CRAWDED.com, excitement is all over the room. And I am writing this trying to unlearn my own learning and teaching experiences. Because, with CRAWDED Social, we are changing how teaching is done.
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