Sunday, February 27, 2011

It is people, it is people, it is people!

Ui mai koe ki ahau he aha te mea nui o te ao, Māku e kī atu he tangata, he tangata, he tangata!
"Ask me what is the greatest thing in the world, I will reply: It is people, it is people, it is people!

People and learning are unconditionally linked. There is no doubt about it at all. Here at Learning at School Conference in Rotorua all teachers and educators of all sorts are the living proof of that.

Although this is a wonderful annual conference which I was very lucky to attend, I have learned most from people and networking. The breakouts and keynotes I participated in were of a high quality and well prepared - some next posts will come soon highlighting the presentations I went to- but I have to admit what I have more appreciated was meeting people as conversations lead to learning, and sometimes you can learn so much more with someone in half an hour than in a class environment for 2 hours.

I want to thank Core Education for organising such a huge conference despite the terrible earthquake in Christchurch that happened the day before. I also want to thank Vince Ham and Michael Winter from Core Education for helping the 2010 eFellows to attend this conference.

Read the next posts about what I have learned

à suivre….

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1 comment:

  1. I see you're about to start the online facilitation course too. Hopefully in English :) All the best re getting back to normal as a country and community post-quake and see ya round! Clarissa