from Learning is more important than knowing
Javier Martinez Aldanondo
If learning is so important, then it is imperative to know how to learn. Every time I wonder how we learn, two curious things happen: First, respondents hesitate long before answering, as if they had never asked the question. And second, his answer faithfully reproduces the model acquired at school:You do a course run by a teacher, they deliver content, study … Fortunately, here too things are improving. Two weeks ago, I asked the participants in an innovation workshop learn how? and to my surprise, and quite naturally they responded ” doing “. If the process of knowledge production is called learning, better you become an expert in the art of learning because your life depends on it.But beware, do not confuse learning with study . Learning is the best exercise for the brain. The feature that makes us human is the ability to learn. In the US, there is talk of the concept of “Learning agility “(agility and flexibility to learn) as the main quality of a professional of the century.
When someone has the ability to learn, you can come to know anything. But if you get only what you know and you do not keep learning, either because you are not interested or do not have the humility to recognize that you do not know everything, you run a deadly risk. True ignorance is not lack of knowledge but refuse to learn. If you have to choose, it is more valuable the ability to learn (which generates new knowledge continuously) that cling to one to know and try to exploit it.
if you depend solely on what you know, you quickly depreciate, lose validity and value. The only remedy to avoid anquilosarte (getting stuck) is learning. For the present, knowledge is essential. For the future, learning is the key. The writer Mario Benedetti expressed splendidly “When we thought we had all the answers, suddenly, they changed all the questions.” You can not stop learning. The good news, as reflected in a recent book uncle and coach Rafael Nadal, is that everything can be learned . It is time to change ” so you know, are worth “with” so you learn, are worth “. By the way, you learn something yesterday?