Short Film “Learn”

Here is a great short film by director/producer Rick Mereki. The description states the film took “3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage.”

In the film, he learns glassblowing, dancing, mountain climbing, cooking, cartwheels etc etc. You can see the learning happening and you can FEEL it emotionally. He is experiencing the learning as it happens. What’s really interesting to me is that never once is he in a classroom or taking a test.

I hear from teachers that say “There are some things that can only be learned through lecture.” I disagree. I think anything can be taught in an experiential way when the instructor knows the subject well enough and cares enough about the learner to present it that way.

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