….. This intimate relationship between learning and unlearning was first manifested to me when I became aware for the first time, 25 years ago, of my illiterate mother’s mathematics and knowledge. This article is basically about comparing our two worlds: the world of my “illiterate” mother and the world of my “literate” self. My fascination with this comparison has been a main inspiring element in my thinking and work for the past 25 years. She continues to be an invincible treasure for me every time I find myself in a situation where I need to look at things from a radically different worldview. It is a fascinating story about how learning and unlearning are intertwined as integral parts of growth and understanding.
(thanks to Dougald Hine for tweeting this)