Who wants to "learn"? LO6546

GSCHERL (GSCHERL@fed.ism.ca)
Tue, 09 Apr 96 18:25:08 EST

Replying to LO6526 --

Kent Glenzer wrote:

> if a lack of connection with the joys and values of learning is such
> a big problem, why are we all on this list? why is it that the
> folks i meet in my organization and peer organizations are nearly
> 100% actively engaged in learning, and know they are?

Of what subset of the population are we? There's some figures around
about how many people are actively on the internet today. It's a very
small proportion of the world's population, or even North America's
population. It's not clear to me that the majority of people are
engaged in learning for the joy, vs to keep the job.

Let me pose these questions to you:

Of what value is all this discussion, if we're not taking it back to
our communities? If we're not sharing it with others? If we're not
engaged in pursuits that, whether you're participating or not will
continue to add value to others and the community?

Some people are actively engaged in learning because of the changing
job market, the unstable future they see in front of them. If
everything was to return to the stable era of the '50s, how many
people would continue to actively pursue learning?

Lots of questions, stemming from Kent's comments and questions.

Gary Scherling
Helping people help themselves


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