The New Era of Learning
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The New Era of Learning
The direction in which learning is going: personalized, self-directed, grounded in the real world, and blurring the lines between age groups, teachers/students, formal/informal, etc. It taps into people's instincts and desires for play, creativity and meaning. I'm hoping to eventually incorporate this content into a robust web site that will serve as a compendium on this topic.
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We Don't Need No Education

We Don't Need No Education | The New Era of Learning | Scoop.it
As a growing movement of unschoolers believe, a steady diet of standardized testing and indoor inactivity is choking the creativity right out of our kids. The alternative: set 'em free.
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What learning without either a school or a curriculum looks like for one family in Vermont.

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The Inadequacy of Mass Education & the Case for Autodidacticism

The Inadequacy of Mass Education & the Case for Autodidacticism | The New Era of Learning | Scoop.it
'(...) autodidacticism is an attitude one brings to learning, an attitude which is essential to gaining substantive insight both within and beyond the confines of traditional educational institutions. This attitude consists of a willingness to question all of one’s assumptions and preconceived ideas, a strong desire to learn and to apply what is learned, and a fiery love for knowledge in and of itself.'
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A well-written essay about how and why one person eventually reconceptualized his education and became an autodidact.

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I have put more effort into this than any school essay — What I Learned Today — Medium

I have put more effort into this than any school essay — What I Learned Today — Medium | The New Era of Learning | Scoop.it
Recently, I have found it difficult to pay attention in lectures.
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Heartfelt essay by a student who became a self-directed learner, and what he discovered from the process.

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Child's Play Is About More than Games

Child's Play Is About More than Games | The New Era of Learning | Scoop.it

In The Wall Street Journal, Peter Gray and Lenore Skenazy write that "Play—"free play" initiated and directed by children—is not the opposite of learning. It is learning at its most powerful, nature's way of teaching children the big lessons they need for a happy, productive life."

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Why We Are All Going Back to School · The View Inside Me

Why We Are All Going Back to School · The View Inside Me | The New Era of Learning | Scoop.it
Education is rapidly becoming a problem for all of us - not just for our kids. We must all cope with a future that is accelerating away from our past. Everyone, of any age, has to unlearn what we have learnt, and instead, learn how to adapt to a completely new environment.
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Some interesting thoughts in this essay. And it ends on this note: "Your community is now becoming your school. If your community is not learning in its entirety, members will fall behind and struggle to adapt to what lies ahead. The communities that go beyond fixed mindsets and start pursuing education for all, regardless of age, will move forward. They will become better places to live."

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