Learning is what makes us human. Our ability to adapt and change has given us an evolutionary advantage when facing adversity or threats. While this is particularly relevant in this pandemic, I wonder how this crisis will impact our learning institutions.
One of the elements sorely missing from this current pandemic induced crisis are better stories. In our obsession with data, and our focus on numbers, we’re missing the larger role of narrative. Without narrative, we remain lost in the wilderness of confusion and chaos.
Move fast and break things? Is that not the pandemic strategy we’re now seeing in action? Of all the buzzwords from the pre-pandemic world, disruption may be one of the few that remains constant and demonstrates longevity. It remains a desirable ability, a force to understand, and a process to heed.