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Monday, February 8, 2010

Future of learning

Reading about a new startup in the learning /education area made me start thinking about how should learning work in the 21st century. The future is not in individually learning from an adaptive software . Rather its in working in teams on projects.

The classroom of the future that I imagine, is built around teams working together on a project that challenges and extends the children skills while building teamwork and social and emotional intelligence skills.

"On Becoming a Leader" by Warren Bennis emphasizes learning about yourself and the world and developing your right-brain skills as a pivotal step in becoming a leader.
Learning according to Bennis is a 3 steps process:
  1. Anticipation: being proactive rather then reactive and passive.
  2. Listening to others
  3. Participating: shaping events rather then being shaped by them.
All are better doen by doing a project with a team rather then working against personalized adaptive software.

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