What Is Learning?
This week kicked off with introductions followed by a discussion about which of these definitions best represent authentic learning. Interesting…I lean towards the last two.
- Learning as a quantitative increase in knowledge, the acquisition of information or “knowing a lot”.
- Learning as memorising, storing information that can be reproduced.
- Learning as acquiring facts, skills and methods that can be retained and used as necessary.
- Learning as making sense or abstracting learning, relating parts of the subject matter to each other and to the real world.
- Learning as interpreting and understanding reality in a different way, involving comprehending the world by re-interpreting knowledge.
Our discussions then moved towards experiences of facilitating online courses and the changes we would like to implement.
Enabling Attitudes To Learning
What is our perception of this?
The opinions of educators from around the globe were wide and varied. Rather than summarising what was said I created a word cloud from the entire discussion, a great way to visualise the frequency of particular words being mentioned.