Learning to Change-Changing to Learn

Very inspiring words by some of the world’s leading educators:

An important aspect of learning in today’s world is to consider what it means to be a learner in the 21st century. Many of today’s rapidly developing technologies provide an environment in which learning can occur. But simply being in these environments won’t guarantee that learning will take place.

These technologies can make learning more efficient, accessible and flexible. But they can also seem overwhelming, because they present us with large amounts of information simultaneously in a way that does not discriminate the good the bad and the ugly.

Some online environments present us with reality, while others use virtual representations. So a range of skills are required if we are to successfully interact with the many different ways in which information may be presented. If we’re to use online environments to help us learn, we need to be aware that they have features that can enhance our learning and others that can inhibit it.

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2 thoughts on “Learning to Change-Changing to Learn

    • Part of me does agree with you, as in order to move forward, we need to be willing to adopt new practices. Although, it does not mean that teachers and students need to unlearn the basic fundamental skills of English/Literature and Mathematics. As we grow as individuals in the 21st century, whether people, like it or not technology is becoming a realm to assist quality teaching to enhance the traits that students should be able to express as culturally informed citizens. I think it resinates more heavily if you have also watched a number of Stephen Heppell’s other educational talks. In these talks he conveys how we need to break past stereotypes and show students that schools are more than just bricks/mortar and set routines to be abided by.

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