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Tinkering and Innovating in Education
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Tinkering with John Seely Brown

"Tinkering with John Seely Brown - an interview


"Power of Play
> The construct most overlooked by the 21st century is the power and importance of play. How do I take an idea and play with it, tinker with it, own it?


> You need to learn that not everything works, most things don’t. If the first thing that happens to you when something doesn’t work is that it frightens you, then you’re not going to be very willing to embrace change BUT


> if you realize that things don’t work (which is almost always) you can figure out how to tinker with things and absorb what happens. Often when you are tinkering it doesn’t make perfect logic sense, it’s something you begin to feel in your hands as much as your mind.


> Tinkering brings thoughts and action together in very powerful, magic ways." from source: http://learnstreaming.com/

ghbrett's insight:

The concept of playing or tinkering with an idea is an important one. There are often instances where resources are in short supply and one has to figure out how to make do. For me my tool kit included duct tape and coat hangers to keep an old car running. Fourth gear was held in place with a coat hanger bent to fit. Adults may refer to this concept as problem solving, day dreaming, or getting the job done. John Seely Brown is a great speaker and this is an interesting interview worth watching.

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Flickr: Gever Tulley's Tinkering School

Flickr: Gever Tulley's  Tinkering School | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it

Gever Tulley's Flickr photos from his Tinkering School workshops.

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Gever's talk on T.E.D. was the first in a long time that I had heard some one talk about tinkering. I remember my Grandfathers workshop with tools and materials to build mostly boats since he lived on a lake. Since then I have continued tinkering with objects, ideas, art, technology, education and training.

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