As Einstein said: A mind that opens to a new idea never returns to the same size again.It is true, so true….
We are living in a time which creativity makes all the difference! And also compassion, tolerance, resilience, trust, empathy – all this feelings are inside creativity!!!!! Be creative is be flexible!
Creativity, as self directed learning is right brained based: is a way to ‘read’ the world as a context, simultaneously and as a big picture.
Let’s take the concept of ‘planetary citizenship’ (Morin, E & Ciurana & Motta, 2003) that explains the present humanitarian movements. It is an emerging planetary civilization, nurtured by different cultures. Living in a world where all cultures will share the same life. The meaning of Think Globally (the big picture- right brain - and Act locally – left brain-!
Edgar Morin still teaches us that the brain is at the same time inside/outside system: subjective and objectively open to the world. The author says that the ‘complex thought’ is a particular characteristic of ‘h*** sapiens sapiens’.
This expression he uses because of this humanity lives in complex complementarities:
(left brain X right brain – one dominates other
Left brain is reason; right brain is emotion (or more than this)
If we know how to work with two brains together we have the complex thought.
Inside complex situations, in which in the same space and time, there are order and chaos, determinism and hazards – are called situations in which emerges uncertainty.
Complexity is not complication. Complex thought is logical but knows that thinking and imagination go beyond the logical horizons.
It is not linear but contains linearity! We can think it throughout ‘macroconcepts’
The last two centuries of our civilization, science brought several ways to keep knowledge. The more we find out the way to keep knowledge the more it is difficult to select information.
Information doesn’t mean knowledge: the way I select information, I arrange data and organize them can be creative or not!
Can become knowledge or not! Knowledge contains: science, culture, technology and all languages human being can create.
What did you do with all information you received from other courses?
As a learning leader I understand that the concepts and ideas are translations of the reality.
We translate them using different kind of languages: verbal, non verbal…..
In the past our ancestors used verbal language – its structure developed some patterns inside our mind, and until now it is so difficult be free from the old structures (noum + verb)
Language mirrors its structures in all models of life (society, culture, technology, companies, your own life) The way you prioritize your thoughts, your goals, and all things you do is reflected by the structures your language has.
In our times hybrid-languages (like Internet, for example) created non-linear structures, although cyberspace (sometimes) mirrors the human hierarchy …
In cyberspace the boundaries are fading out as fast as we can We are becoming global and having the consciousness of belonging of a world-society (unfortunately in our real world it is not happening so fast)
On www different cultures are sharing their lives!
It is complex – the world complex comes from a Latin word for hug – the one that hugs, according Morin, 2003)
In western traditions some structures are like chains that creates slavery…this space can help us to broke the chains..
I hope you like it
Luci, from Brazil