Quotes:

“It was unbelievable to me that I had never been taught to think, and I had never been taught to learn (post-college).”  – Adam Setser

“Ultimately learning is others-focused, not self-focused.”  – Thane Ringler

“The entire purpose of education is to prepare you to be a better leader.”  – Adam Setser

“We have totally focused on the rational mind and let go of the intuitive mind, and wisdom really only exists in the intuitive mind.”  – Adam Setser

“An 8-year-old in ancient Greece would have been more logical than a 40-year-old now on Facebook.”  – Adam Setser

“The Andy Griffith Show is my life.”  – Adam Setser

“Nothing teaches us quite like failing.”  – Thane Ringler

Links:

YouTube video on kid making case for cupcake
About Face – Col. David H. Hackworth
The Lost Tools of Learning – Dorothy Sayers
The Far Side of Complexity – Thane’s blog post
Invitation to the Pain of Learning – Mortimer Adler
Make It Stick – Peter Brown

 

Timeline:

7:30 – Intro to Learning Episode
10:35 – Philosophy on Education
22:30 – Classical Education Methodology
31:00 – The Benefits of Learning
38:30 – Transition from Philosophy to Application
41:45 – Practical Learning Tips
56:00 – Why you should learn