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Stephen Downes

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I'm sure this metaphor appeals to a lot of people. "Learning's 'prickliness' is the inherent discomfort it brings. As workers, parents, and friends, we are often required to step out of our comfort zone, confront challenging situations and grapple with complex concepts." But the thing with metaphors is that they don't work for everyone. The challenges of learning are right where I feel at home, for example. What some people find prickly I find soothing and engaging. Your cactus is my aloe.

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