Knowledge Spiral

This is such an interesting coincidence. I blogged about Sharing Ideas a couple of days ago. I think there is a great benefit to sharing knowledge too.

1. On Thursday, Valerie, Eileen and myself were discussing a prototype on Visualization of Ideas. Valerie mentioned the power of Fibonacci series and their relationships to several occurrences in nature.

2. On Friday, there is a mention about Fibonacci series in one of our discussion forums.

3. Since I already Googled Fibonacci, I posted a couple of links to our group and mentioned the strange coincidence of a common theme across two very distinct conversations.

4. Today a friend from our group sends me a link to Phylotaxis.

You will notice that in each step, the knowledge is augmented a bit. It is an interesting case of how Knowledge Spirals are created. Here is the link to Phylotaxis. If you are part of this, now it is your chance to augment and distribute this little knugget.

Some one asked me yesterday why I am so free with sharing knowledge. I told her that I am selfish. I noticed that whenever I share knowledge, I seem to get richer with others pitching in and telling me a bit more.  That is the reason to Tweet, Blog and post on Facebook. Little knuggets create more value than the effort spent on sharing them.

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Knugget is not really a word (I think). But it is kind of cute. You know what I mean.

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3 thoughts on “Knowledge Spiral

  1. Jerome Bruner championed the notion of learning being in a spiral. http://www.infed.org/thinkers/bruner.htm
    This was notion was later developed at the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero.
    Later, when I was a designer for the game Math Heads, I was researching effective methods for teaching adolescents math strategies. The team at the Lawrence Hall of Science pointed out that the Fibonacci series provided a conceptual framework for students to begin to find strategies for identifying mathematical patterns as well as linking mathematical patterns to their visual representation.
    Here is a link to a Flash animation explaining the Fibonacci series
    http://www.textism.com/bucket/fib.html

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