Justin Lincoln (facebook post)
Around the 32 minute mark in this wild loopy interview between Doug Rushkoff and Mark Pesce, Pesce says some things that struck me enough to write them down. I think they are actually very sensible.
Pesce: Guess what? Mentoring, which is kind of the core aspect here, is the most human of all human activities. The further we get into education the more we understand it is people. It is you sitting with someone who needs to know something you know or you sitting with someone who knows something you need to know. ( Note - I'd probably try to complicate that by saying it also each party leveraging what they both do or do not know. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johari_window .) In my consulting work, as I sit down with people from big businesses I say "You need to figure out now how to make sure that the people who are working for you can be spending half of their time learning the next thing that they need to learn; because that's where we're going. That's where we're all going, and that's a profoundly human activity...(Education) It's to give them the confidence and the skills, but also the networks of human beings they need, so that as they approach a task or a job or whatever, so that they can feel that they have the skills AND the resources to succeed...not that we have to imbue them with every bit of knowledge.