The Future of Learning

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.” Dewey, Democracy and Education.

I’ve been thinking a lot about resilience recently.

Not as the ability to spring back up when knocked down (though that can be a good thing).

But as the ability to adapt, to look at a new situation and think about how one can apply one’s existing skills.

resilience (n.)
1620s, “act of rebounding,” from Latin resiliens, present participle of resilire “to rebound, recoil,” from re- “back” (see re-) + salire “to jump, leap” (see salient (adj.)). Compare result (v.). Meaning “elasticity” is from 1824.

There’s no jobs for life now, we are frequently told. Bring on life long learning.

Transferable skills.

Graduate attributes.

Resilience.

Buzz words.

Life long learning is an attitude.

#CLMOOC, #DS106, #LTHEChat.

The future of learning is networked.

A post for OpenBlog19

We say more about this on the LTHEChat blog

This entry was posted in #CLMOOC, Learning, University and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to The Future of Learning

  1. Check out the word “consilience” and well as Taleb’s concept of “anti-fragility”. Both fit here. Came here via the webring, randomly.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.