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Thoughtful v.5: Not Knowing

Thoughtful v.5: Not Knowing

Thoughtful, a small collection of links to inspire your thinking.

V.5. Not Knowing


One of my favorite discussions in our training is handling not knowing.

The short answer to the dilemma of not knowing the answer to a students' question is to show them how to look it up. 

The big, long, deep answer is that  adult ed teaches all of us (tutors, teachers, students alike) that not knowing things, being wrong even, is a temporary condition, and often the place where we learn the most important lessons.

Bonus, visual notes for that last article... ​

Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rzuniga/15268475448
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