Random Acts of Learning….

This video comes from the Philadelphia Opera Company’s Random Act of Culture. A flash mob of singers transformed the mall on day with the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s Messiah.

What an amazing experience to be there! I love the idea of random acts of culture…. I wonder how we could implement this with education. Random acts of learning? Flash mobs with an educational purpose?

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3 Responses to Random Acts of Learning….

  1. This is great! Here’s a similar piece, with much different results. Legendary violinist Joshua Bell played for almost an hour in a DC Metro station: Too busy to stop and hear the music. The video is priceless. Why do some random acts of culture take off, while others crash and burn?

    I love the idea of flash mobs with an educational purpose. Perhaps send a text to everyone in school alerting them to lunchtime renditions of Romeo and Juliet?

    • dobbsep says:

      I’ve seen that Joshua Bell video. So sad, but so true. It makes me wonder about context. I wonder if the things we learned in school would be viewed differently if we somehow put them in a new context (took them out of “school”). Perhaps learning would be relevant in a new context….?

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