On inspiring rather than teaching

I don’t recall ever feeling a sense of excitement over something I was told to do. As a child, cleaning my room never excited me. As an adult, paying bills and taxes never thrills me. But a playground, with its lack of instructions and open structure, can. The blank canvas of a playground demands creation in order to give it sense and purpose. A playground’s inherent lack of guidelines holds its great appeal.
From Tech, Agency, Voice (On Not Teaching) by Chris Friend, the keynote at  IPL 2018: New Learning Horizons: Digital and Hybrid Pedagogy / Nye lærinshorisonter — digital og hybrid pedagogikk on 31 May 2018 at NTNU, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.