‘Learning How To Learn’ Is The New Black
“Learning how to learn” and developing agile learning independence is the key element for survival in 21st Century learners and is changing the learning landscape
Knowledge is ubiquitous and the days of teachers and lecturers being the keepers and deliverers of knowledge is long gone. By the time a student finishes a six year university degree over fifty percent of what they learned is obsolete.
So how do we ensure that we, as teachers, are not also becoming obsolete with the rise of excellent online courses such as Coursera and iTunesU?
Three magic words will put you on the right track.
Try saying “I Don’t Know” more often
We need to be ‘learning facilitators’ who can develop the skills a student needs to ‘learn how to learn’ and gain learning independence.
Teachers who can guide students to develop a powerful repertoire of independent learning skills will realise the less relevant they become to the learners success – the more successful they have become as ‘learning facilitators’.
Independent Learning Idea 1 :
Want What You Find! Be a Super Sleuth
Online Answers for Independent Learners
More ideas to come… next post