Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
Dangerous things my parents let me do (not always knowingly): climb very tall elm trees, ride my bicycle to communities many kilometers away (I once made it to Cassleman with my brothers, a ride of some 20 miles), build bows and arrows, hitch hike (as I did going home from work at the race track very night for a year), launch rockets (one of which flew), build and float on rafts in the creek, use knives and axes while winter camping. I was also taught, as in this talk, to fend for myself, to have a healthy respect for things like fire and electricity and such, and to have known some element of risk in my life. For the better.

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Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada
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