Practicing Biomimicry to Prepare Students for Uncertain Futures

The practice of biomimicry was described and encouraged by author Janine Benyus. She has worked with inventors, researchers, designers, companies and artists who are trying to mimic nature's own designs. This post describes how we followed suit, using the wonders of adaptive immunity to guide the designs of our assessment system. Uncertain futures? Jobs that don't exist? Those sound exactly like the pathogenic microbes that emerge long after we are born. How does our body deal with such novelty? The answer is as captivating as it is inspiring. Let's bring biomimicry to the field of learning systems design! Nature is the best innovation mentor...