The wisdom knot is a “symbol of wisdom, ingenuity, intelligence and patience.”

The Wisdom Knot

In the culturally inclusive instructional design I teach, one group facilitated a discussion on religious discrimination. They played the following video below. I found it an extremely touching presentation on the blending of faith based practices through multicultural expressions.

The wisdom knot is a “symbol of wisdom, ingenuity, intelligence and patience.” An especially revered symbol of the Akan, this symbol conveys the idea that ‘a wise person has the capacity to choose the best means to attain a goal. Being wise implies broad knowledge, learning and experience, and the ability to apply such faculties to practical ends.'” from http://www.adinkra.org/htmls/adinkra/nyan.htm

The wisdom knot is a West African symbol of wisdom often weaved into Adinkra cloth. “Adinkra (ah-DEEN-krah) cloth is a hand-printed fabric made in Ghana. Developed by the Ashanti people, Adinkra cloths were traditionally made for royalty to wear at religious ceremonies. Through the years, people have also decorated the cloths to tell a story or to express their thoughts or feelings.” from https://www.pbs.org/wonders/Kids/cloth/cloth.htm

My Experience with White Fragility

Dr. Brett H. Cook-Snell talks about White Fragility

As I teach a course in instructional design and technology on culturally inclusive instructional design, I try to model what I teach. This video was made for my grad students in having courageous conversations.