“A troubling fact about teaching is that there is no established set of professional practices that have been proven to work independent of the particular actors involved and the particular time and place of the action.” – D. F. Labaree (2004). The trouble with ed schools (p. 53)
“We should not forget that not only understanding, but also misunderstanding is a necessary and useful condition in communication”. – Lotman, Y.M. Universe of the Mind. A Semiotic Theory of Culture, (p. 80-81)
“Human are not something natural that then develop technology: both coemerge. And in fact technology comes from behind. It is within the (back of the) human, and it arrives by chance” – David Wills. Dorsality: Thinking Back Through Technology and Politics.
“L’homme se découvre quand il se mesure avec l’obstacle. Mais, pour l’atteindre, il lui faut un outil. Il lui faut un rabot, ou une charrue.” “Humans find themselves when they measure against obstacles. But to engage the earth, we need tools. We need a spade or a plough” – A. de St-Exupéry. Terre des hommes.
“No field of inquiry grows in the absence of perceived anomalies; neither does the individual develop in a non-problematic environment” – S.L. Brown. Towards a Pedagogy of Confusion,