Educ: Knowing vs Doing LO6978
Thu, 25 Apr 1996 13:05:49 -0700

Replying to LO6949 and the thread in general-

> Schools should move from passive learnign to active learning, so
> that students can learn by doing. Active learning has been shown to
> be more effective than passive learning, and can be accomplished via
> lab-type exercises, case studies, team-projects, etc.
> Keith Walker

I think the title of this thread shows that a crucial distinction is not
being made; namely that "knowing IS doing and doing IS knowing". There is
no knowing without doing, without embodiement. Keith's post helps ground
my assertion

Knowing and doing cannot be one without the other. This is one of the key
points made repeteadly by Varela and Maturana. Action is embodied
knowledge and true knowledge requires embodiement.

According to Nonaka, Senge fails to aknowledge this in his project.


roberto reichard

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