“Disorderly play celebrates—and develops—impish, creative qualities in people. Disorderly players rage against the world. They take liberties; they go to extremes. They challenge the best-laid plans of everyone, including, sometimes, their own.”
“The truly great advances of this generation will be made by those who can make outrageous connections, and only a mind which knows how to play can do that”
“Why is the activity of making so important to the process of learning? When you make something in the world, it becomes an external representation of ideas in your head. It enables you to play with your ideas and to gain a better understanding of the possibilities and limitations of your ideas.”
“ If you want to have a culture of playful learning and experimentation, you need adults to have embraced a culture of playful learning and experimentation before you can expect that we might try to make it happen in schools.”
The world faces global challenges, which require global solutions. These interconnected global challenges call for far-reaching changes in how we think and act for the dignity of fellow human beings. It is not enough for education to produce individuals who can read, write and count. Education must be transformative and bring shared values to life. It must cultivate an active care for the world and for those with whom we share it.
We have paid almost exclusive attention to the car, equipping it with all sorts of fantastic gadgets and an engine that will propel it at ever increasing speeds, but we seem to have forgotten where we wanted to go in it.