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People consider that you are asking stupid questions when …
… that question that can be answered by using Google.
While easy to do, consider this – by simply finding the answer straight away, it removes the opportunity for dialogue, for discussing, and learning…
For example, I want to know what HTML5 is. I could go to Google, (or Bing, or any search engine) type the four letters and one numeral in, and get an abundance of results.
However, if I ask someone, there are a number of outcomes:
Do you see what happened there?
The easy solution was to Google the answer. Simple, easy & fast.
However, by asking someone, I engaged in dialogue, and when the person started explaining the answer, the dialogue started becoming rich, and each interaction created new richness.
People communicating,and sharing ideas, thoughts, knowledge, concerns is, actually, a pretty great thing. :O)
I would love to hear what your experiences are?
Oh, and by the way, if you like this post, share it with others.
Never underestimate the importance of a journal club (or similar). Different people, different understanding, different perceptions. Result? An increased knowledge for all involved.
I love nothing more than someone asking me a question when I have time to answer. I love it even more if I don’t know the answer and am given an opportunity to educate myself.
Excellent comment. I love what you’ve said.
(Am thinking philosophically about education and learning. I am submitting my doctorate thesis soon and embarking on a new learning experience)
There is nothing more rewarding than learning. I found myself in a rut with my research. When I stopped “doing” and started “learning” the results flowed. Have some posts on it. Eureka moment / curiosity posts.
Wow – it sounds like we are on the same wavelength. I agree with you totally. Learning is incredibly rewarding. That’s why I write this blog. Always discovering new things, and writing about it helps me learn things “better” 🙂
Love the diagram! I also love an opportunity to engage and explore verbally (with pictures!). After all my first school report ended with ‘Wendy is a chatterbox…….’!
Ha – thanks Wendy. It’s amazing the things one does to relax after getting home from work at 10pm. :O)