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  • Sina Mossayeb

    I think this hits on an understated theme. How do we look at things as a whole and as a system, not just working parts. No one could really say, this car is fast because of the tires, or you can talk into this phone because it has a built in mic. It's the entire system as a whole that even empower the specific part that people refer to as the "driver". Thanks for the share.

  • Liz Dwyer

    I never understood why folks would say they're a "right brained" or "left brained" person, or see the world solely through the learning modality they think they may have an affinity for. To that end, I love this quote: Furthermore, many assessments of learning styles were created by for-profit companies, which doesn't always make for the most reliable data. The companies sell tests and educational materials that allow teachers to assess the learning styles of their students. It benefits companies to say their system is an accurate teaching method, since they make money off every student who takes their test." That's true for quite a few things in education nowadays.

    Also, as far as the Mozart Effect, personally, I was going for the Prince and Depeche Mode Effect. Just imagine if that caught on? ;)

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    I love this post. Tailoring education to the way individuals learn is key. Have you had any valuable learning experiences in your education? I feel like mine came more from working experiences, than educational institutions!

    • Ritu Pant

      I was actually just talking to one of my team members the other day about the same thing. I feel like most of the knowledge that I have gathered that I have been able to benefit through has been through real life working experiences.

      As far as valuable learning experiences goes, since I received my high school education in a third world country - we were made to learn about the world and not just the country we live in. For example - different cultures, currencies, etc. I find it pretty sad when I talk to some of the children here and they find it surprising that $ isn't the only currency in the world. It just gave me a broader sense that there is more to the world than what we assume.

      • Alessandra Rizzotti

        So would you say American children are more narrow-minded in a way? Really interesting to hear about your international education.

        • Ritu Pant

          I don't think "narrow minded" is the way I would describe it. It's not so much the children but the education system that focuses on educating children in a way where they (intentional or unintentional) tend to lack knowledge about the world in general. But that's just my opinion based on my education there and here.