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Collective Learning (9:06)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 00:47 According to Craig Benjamin, what is collective learning?
  2. 01:29 Why is the concept of collective learning introduced so early in the course?
  3. 03:41 This video introduces the argument by David Christian and Yuval Harari that symbolic language was important to collective learning. According to the video, why is symbolic language important to collective learning?
  4. 06:29 Bob Bain argues that collective learning can also lead to the spread of concepts that are a ‘virus’ or ‘glitch’, and not really useful. Given the images on the screen and the things he is saying, what is one example of a glitch, and why?
  5. 08:21 Where does Sharika Crawford see collective learning working in the world today?