Information is Power, Right?

Imagine yourself in a café.

You look around a little sheepishly, but you do not see the bathrooms. Finally, off in a corner you see a little gold plaque on a door. That must be it. You proceed apace in that direction. When all of a sudden you are embroiled in an ontological debate:

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Get up, Stand up !

active_learning

Guest Blog by Vera Dragovic

 

Human (not artificial) intelligence depends on movement and an inquiring spirit from the earliest age onwards: balance, laterality (the sense of left and right and the ability to cross over the imaginary bodily axis) and the integration of the visual system with bodily movements in the real, tridimensional world are processes of essential importance for both school success and thought processes in general.

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The Call

phone1In the old days, we used to happy when the phone would ring.

In the old days, the phone was a fixed object in some corner of the house, usually next to a comfortable chair, so you could sit and chat with whoever was on the other side of the receiver. When the phone would ring, we usually knew who it might be – a friend, your Aunt Wendy, your sister in Chicago.

Or Bob.

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Knowledge vs. Information

bookGuest Blog by Vera Dragovic

Modern society too often equates ”knowledge” with ”having the information” somewhere, most commonly in an electronic format.

With the expansion of the Google search engine and Wikipedia inter alia, we seem to be getting used to being content with knowing where to find information quickly and giving up on the need to memorize (especially for the long-term) too much new information, with the exception of content needed for everyday survival, i.e., ”functioning” in our hi-tech society.

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