EP0 What is Learning?

By Cameron Jones

The 55 Minute Question is a show inspired by questions, and the thinking that follows them. It is a show that is loosely inspired by a quote attributed to Einstein: that to solve a problem, spend 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, and the remaining 5 minutes on the solution. The 55 Minute Question is a show that believes what education needs now, more than ever, is big ideas and a space to try them on. Because as Chris Phillips writes in Socrates Cafe, and Gord Downie sang, “life is not a dress rehearsal.” This is our life.

In Episode 0, Cameron Jones and Stephen Hurley explore the concept for the 55-Minute Question podcast, some of what grounds their thinking and what they hope to dig into this season.

As a starting point, they tackle the need for more philosophical thinking in our education conversations and begin their journey by looking at what we really mean when we talk about learning.