Rethinking Education: A Learning Alliance for Lifelong Learning

Marina Garcés explores the challenges and horizons of education in contemporary societies, emphasizing the importance of learners' perspectives and experiences. She proposes a learning alliance that embraces lifelong learning and mutual appreciation of knowledge and identities.

00:00:00 In the video, Marina Garcés proposes thinking about education as an alliance of learners, exploring the challenges and horizons of education in contemporary societies. She highlights the importance of moving away from grand models and pedagogical utopias.

📚 The speaker proposes a new way of thinking about education, not just as a system or profession, but as a pillar of social, collective, and political life.

🌟 They introduce the concept of the 'alliance of apprentices' as a figure to explore the challenges and horizons of education in contemporary societies.

💡 Instead of focusing on grand models and utopias, the speaker suggests a more practical approach to addressing the major questions in education.

00:02:17 Marina Garcés discusses the need to move away from polarizing educational approaches and instead prioritize the perspective and experiences of learners.

📚 The education system is often framed as a set of practical solutions or utopian models.

🔍 The perspective of educators and policymakers dominates discussions about education.

👥 The speaker proposes shifting the focus to the experiences and perspectives of learners.

00:04:35 The video discusses how education is about continuously learning to live together and learning from one another. It emphasizes the importance of being both a receiver and a giver of knowledge.

📚 Education is about learning together and constantly improving how we live.

🌍 Living and learning together is the foundation of education and citizenship.

👥 Apprenticeships can be a valuable experience for both the learner and the teacher.

00:06:55 The video discusses the unattainability of general knowledge and the increasing ignorance in our society. It proposes that we should embrace the role of lifelong learners and highlights 5 key aspects of this learning alliance.

📚 The idea of general culture and knowledge is becoming unattainable in today's society.

🎓 We are all lifelong learners, actively seeking knowledge and wisdom.

🤝 Education is an encounter between individuals, never starting from a blank slate.

00:09:15 The video explores how education can be improved through the recognition of different identities and the mutual appreciation of knowledge and experiences.

📚 Education is a transformative relationship that embraces and redefines who we are.

🤝 The alliance of learners is based on mutual appreciation and the value we create together.

🌍 Education systems and social hierarchies intersect, impacting the value we assign to knowledge.

00:11:32 The video discusses how the alliance of learners functions through composition, creating an open composition of knowledge and life in the educational space. It emphasizes the importance of conflict and coexistence between diverse systems within the learning environment.

🔑 The alliance of learners functions through composition, emphasizing mutual respect and open forms of knowledge and life.

🌍 Education is not a unified entity, but rather a composition of diverse relationships and knowledge, which can be harmonious or conflicting.

🌱 The alliance of learners exists beyond the traditional education system and encompasses various systems and conflicts within a larger interconnected environment.

00:13:54 Marina Garcés discusses the education system and how it can be improved to create common reference points and dialogue. Collaboration and learning together is key.

📚 Education systems can be harmful or beneficial, and we can use them to create common references and shared worlds.

🤝 The concept of being learning allies emphasizes equality and goes beyond birth, gender, or social status.

🤝✍️ Learning together is a pact that allows us to say 'I learn with you if you learn with me,' fostering a common learning experience.

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