The 55 Minute Question – S2E6 – Learning in a World of Bifurcate-Shortcuts

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.

This week on The 55 Minute Question, Stephen and Cameron discuss making the room for people to change, frequently. We wonder about impressions, and how they shape how we see others, ourselves, and our students. We ask how we can develop a capacity to see the world in the dualities and paradoxes in front of us, rather than with the shortcuts of the past.

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