21st Century Thinking: What we are Learning about Learning

The underlying theme of this thread is that the 21st century will be the “intelligent century”. The reason is already clear. We know a lot more about how humans learn than we used to know. And we have much better tools to enhance our learning capacity.

So what does this mean for education? A lot” First, it means that schools will no longer be the sole — or even perhaps the major — place where learning happens. Schools cannot keep up with less expensive and more flexible platforms that offer folks what they need to know now.

The learning which is taking place socially is also purposeful: we have more control over our lives now, and we learn so that we can collectively take action, often driven by values and humanitarian concern.

This means that one can offer value by curating what one can and needs to learn online. Like what we do here.


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