The Learning Renaissance

Disruptive Thinking… New Technologies, New Learning

the electric light did not come from the continuous improvement of candles

I’ve seen this adage in multiple formats attributed to many different innovators, Henry Ford said that the Motor Car was not the result of the continuous refinement of the horse and you can imagine a whole range of industry appropriate adages.

In education we sometimes appear very conservative about the pace and direction in which we move learning forward. There have been false dawns promised with new technologies and hacked neuroscience insights which have been totally misinterpreted, but the pressures for change are evolving at an increased pace.

One thing is for certain, ‘we cannot keep doing the same thing and expecting a different result’ as I’ve also seen attributed to many intellectual giants.

You need to be reflective in your practice and systematic in developing processes which capture the best of what your teaching staff already do whilst jettisoning those attitudes, behaviours and  practices which do not impact on student learning.

About educationalist04

I'm convinced we can, as a species, do much better than this if we set our minds to being much more positive and productive towards our fellow humans. The solution is learning - creating independent and autonomous learners who can problem solve, innovate and create a better more equitable and sustainable world. My books, Future Proof Your School and Re-Examining Success together with this blog, explore how better learning outcomes for all can be achieved.

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