Episode 8

Will Richardson: Let's ask those big, existential questions

In this episode of the Meaningful Learning podcast, I speak with Will Richardson. Will is a former public school educator of 22 years and has spent the last 15 years developing an international reputation as a leading thinker and writer about the intersection of social online learning networks, education, and systemic change. Most recently, Will is a co-founder of The Big Questions Institute, which was created to help educators use "fearless inquiry" to make sense of this complex moment and an uncertain future. In 2017, Will was named one of 100 global "Changemakers in Education" by the Finnish site HundrED, and was named one of the Top 5 "Edupreneurs to Follow" by Forbes. He has given keynote speeches, lead breakout sessions, and provided coaching services in over 30 countries on 6 continents. (Come on Antartica!) He has also authored six books, and given TEDx Talks in New York, Melbourne, and Vancouver.

 In this podcast, Will and I discuss:

  • Why we so seldom ask "What do you mean by learning?" and other existential questions

  • How change in education may come from mini-schools or schools on the fringes

  • How we can turn the COVID situation into opportunities to foster curiosity and creativity in all learners

Join us for another episode of the Meaningful Learning podcast by Coconut Thinking. We hope you enjoy this episode and please let us have your thoughts and feedback. 

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The Coconut Thinking podcast brings together educational provocateurs who are re-thinking school as a concept and a space.