Not Just Another Learning Philosophy

What is learning?

According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, learning is the activity or process of gaining knowledge or skills by studying, practicing, being taught, or experiencing something (2015). According to me, learning is everything but studying and practicing. I believe learning to be a natural process of deep acquisition and successful application of new knowledge or new skills that takes place within the right content and context.   Continue reading “Not Just Another Learning Philosophy”

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Thinking Holistically Through a New Culture of Learning

Part One: A Reflection of D. Thomas and J. S. Brown’s A New Culture of Learning

In the first page, Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown address the idea of a new culture of learning through this question: “What happens to learning when we move from the stable infrastructure of the twentieth century to the fluid infrastructure of the twenty-first century, where technology is constantly creating and responding to change?” (Thomas & Brown, 2011, p. 17). Well, you’d have to read the book to find out. But there is one thing I will tell you (and you might have even noticed from their foundational question), Thomas and Brown’s perspective encompass the idea of a holistic approach to learning. Continue reading “Thinking Holistically Through a New Culture of Learning”