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Taking inspiration from nature to optimize learning processes


As long as I can remember I have always loved sunflowers.

They have always been my very favourite of flowers.

They have heart and are more than just a pretty face. I like things where the closer you get the more interesting they become.

Sunflowers are exactly that!

They provide fuel

They provide food

They can even extract toxic ingredients from soil!

Highly intelligent, turning towards the light all throughout the day, they also optimize space for maximum production (more about that in a future post). The list can go on and on, but the cool thing is, they can do all of that simultaneously, like a well-oiled machine.

What if we could work in such an optimized way? What if we could learn like that too? Instead of just focusing on one learning outcome, what if we were to design learning processes to incorporate three, four or even more learning outcomes all at the same time?

Some might say that only leads to mediocre, watered-down results, but I can tell you (even if I'm slightly biased!) there is nothing mediocre about a sun!

So here's to taking inspiration from nature!

What part of nature inspires you?


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