Sunday, October 21, 2012


Every person has a desire and something he is curios about. We have our own interests that we would like to create and then share. In our lives we have plenty of time to do the things we desire and we will do them without a pay back or contract. This what we call the design for GENEROSITY..

People usually will give more and more for what they desire than if we have a contract with them and have punishment. Actually it is said if you want someone to do less of something then add a punishment.

This idea of generosity might be related to education.. If we formed groups in school and give the students right to choose which group and area they are interested in, we will get high results of creative things.
We also can use these generosity assignments and activities to help us in our daily study, we can use them to as models clarify ideas and show the students how this good creative information is being shared. And they can also create and share theirs.

But down the road we might be encountered by THE KIND OF GENEROSITY. We see that we have two different paths in were we put donate our time.
The first path is that we create and share things that has a communal value. This kind of work is important to the participant yet it doesn't solve crucial issues.
The other path  is the path in which we create and share things with civic value. These kind of shared documents is very important in our lives and it helps us to solve problems.

This idea might lead us to what Keamen have said "Free culture get what they celebrate" That means  we have to reward and appreciate the people who use and donaite their time to cognitive surplus. 

This kind of work... This kind of Generosity is what will change the world..


  1. I like your idea of modeling examples to students to help encourage the culture of generosity in your classroom. Could be especially effective if you use examples from students they know to help them realize that they too can make a difference.

  2. Nour, good point about allowing students to choose groups that interest them. So many things are structured and so few choices given to students that we can hardly be surprised when they are unable to make creative choices on their own.