The Joy (and Laughter) of 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.

Cameron Jones and Stephen Hurley convene for some laughs…literally. An exploration of the importance of recognizing the joy and learning inherent in the play of children, and how we can make that a more intentional part of the way we look at schooling.