Submissions: Doodle Your Learning Journey
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We teamed up with Anya Kamenetz, author the new free ebook The Edupunks’ Guide—which is all about the many paths that learners are taking in this new world—to challenge GOOD readers to doodle their learning experiences. We received great submissions documenting the various ways to learn, from internships and conferences to travel and Twitter.
Take a looks at the submissions above and vote on your favorite entry below. Voting will close on Monday, September 19. The winner will receive a GOOD T-shirt and see their infographic displayed on GOOD.is.
Although attending school is all about doing learning, the lessons and experiences that have shaped my life the most are those that never involved a classroom, textbook or a computer.
Death is the cruelest, most honest teacher to ever appear before me. Sometimes it's the loss of something that wakes one up to what is truly important in life. For me, the loss of friends and family reminded me that I am so much more than who I may be playing at, and that life is too short not to go after your dreams.
The (other) best teachers I've had are actually the ones who didn't necessarily know the answers. Instead, they were the ones to tell me to ask questions, and that learning anything will require hard work. In fact, every individual I have made the acquaintance of has been, in some fashion or another, a teacher of something.
A monstrous "Thank You!" is in order then, to all of those individuals who have, simply by being themselves, taught me to be myself. Being myself means becoming aware of myself, and has not always been the easiest lesson to embrace. I am without a doubt the greatest barrier to my own personal evolution than anything else ever could be. Learning who I really am has been a path to both beginnings and endings of friendships, yet each person has been like their own little gift to my world.
One of those most important lessons that never came from a classroom is to love your body. Look at it; its unique subtleties in shape, how beautifully it functions, and all the possibilities for experience it holds. And it really is the small things that count. A small smile, brief embrace, thoughtful words, a beautiful place. They're like the pollinators; small intentions doing me a big service.
So the journey has really been about acceptance. Accepting that the lessons put before me in form of persons, situations, dilemmas, challenges, opportunities, etc are there for my benefit. Accepting that making mistakes does not imply failure, and embracing that while transformation can be painful, it is absolutely worth making the journey for.
This map is my own personal worldwide learning journey.
This glory of thoughts are some of the MOST important things that have progressively happened to me and my business in the last 5 years after i dropped out of art school.
This assignment made me think a great deal. So much so, that I'm still thinking about it, and unsure that my doodle accomplishes a complete learning map. I did go through a fairly traditional education path, but knowing what to keep in as learning and what to leave out was tricky.
I consider every aspect of my life a point upon my learning journey, and this submission will be one step along the way as well. Learning is a journey which never ends.
I will continue to think on this theme, but here's what I have so far for the deadline.
check out other doodles and such at scottoskin.com.
'Outside the curricula' is a compilation of experiences that has influenced my learning outside the conventional system.