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Learning not to know

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"Even if you think you know what you're doing, you will probably not know what could be doing. Open your mind to many new thoughts as to absorb." Chris Turner

"Knowledge is knowing not to know real."
Augusto Ricciardelli

Learning not to know seems ... paradoxical. Whenever we learned how to learn, to develop a competence, skill or specific knowledge. However, in these times of crisis, uncertainty and rapid change is becoming more common to find in new situations not foreseen, for which we were unprepared. May wonder, then, how to be prepared for what they do not know what will happen?

No longer enough just to learn to know a particular issue. We also learn not to know. Learning not to know, has nothing to do with technical or specific learning, but it has to do mainly with the development of attitudes, ways of being and to enable us to move with agility, efficiency and welfare in a reality ever changing and ever new. What can we do?

Passing of Arrogance to Humility: Recognize that we do not know. This recognition is the first step to ready to learn. Nobody sets out to learn what he thinks he knows. Recognize that we need the other. Get help, find someone who will teach us, hear other points of view, accept what is different.

Shifting from mechanical to Creativity: Many of us associate with rote learning, to study or gather information memory. Creative learning is when we set out to discover the new, to invent new possibilities, to give each experience the freshness of the unrepeatable.

Moving from Fear to Trust: If we punish mistakes, generate fear. If we accept mistakes as part of learning, building trust. And trust is the fundamental emotion that allows us to learn and move in the uncertain.

Moving from reactivity to proactivity: As human beings we are free to choose how to respond to events before us. A reactive response arising from past experiences and preconditions. Proactive action is a new action: is exercise the power of interlayer between the event and our response, our capacity for reflection and choice.
Learning not to know is to discover that "when nothing is certain, anything is possible" is to recover the wonder and mystery in our eyes, give value to every moment, every experience, every person, being unique and unrepeatable.

 Pablo Buol


The excessive emphasis on competition is the reason that is most important appear to be. But the fear of causing a bad impression is one of the worst enemies of learning. Learning involves recognizing that there are things that are ignored and activities that are not mastered. However, in most companies ignorance is interpreted as a sign of weakness and incompetence as default temporary. 


Peter Senge.


I still make many errors. The challenge is not to avoid them, but learn from them and then make another and keep learning. There is no reason to be ashamed of making mistakes if we recognize and benefit from them.


Esther Dyson.


Learning should be a lifelong process, not a process that ends when one achieves some measure of recognition. When you think you know everything you need to know, is unlikely to show truly meaningful creativity again. 


Robert J. Sternberg.


If your mind is full of knowledge, you're always prepared for anything. If you open as beginners, are available to all. In the minds of learners are the most likely, in the experts mind there are few.


S. Suzuki.


Learning is an experience that has life, breathing is an experience committed heart and soul, with goals and high expectations.


Kathleen McHugh. 


Rules for Being Human

1. You will receive a body. You can love him or hate him, but this will be yours for the rest of his life.
2. You will learn lessons. You are immersed in a full-time informal school called "life". Every day in this school have the opportunity to learn lessons. May want the lessons or think them irrelevant or stupid they are.
3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial and error, experimental. The failed experiments are part of the process as the experiments that ultimately work.
4. A lesson is repeated until learned. A lesson will be presented to you in many ways, until you learn it. When you really learn it, then you can proceed to the next lesson.
5. Learning lessons does not end. No part of life that does not contain its lessons. If you are alive, there are lessons to learn.
6. "There" is no better than "here". When your "there" has begun to be a "here", you simply obtain another "there" that again look better than your "here".

Jim Schoel




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