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ERIC Number: EJ1054798
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1962
A Paradigm for Learning in a World of Continuous Change
Thompson, Scott
Educational Technology, v54 n3 p7-11 May-Jun 2014
Through ongoing rapid-fire changes in the nature of communications, the social, professional, and political landscapes of our time are rapidly transforming. But the prevailing paradigm in most schools and school systems is a relic of the industrial revolution. Schools and school systems must adopt a new paradigm for learning if they are to remain relevant and able to prepare children and young people for life and work in the 21st century world. The necessary shift is from a mechanistic mental model involving the transfer of a standardized, explicit body of knowledge from teacher to student to an organic paradigm that personalizes the development of tacit, more than explicit, knowledge and understanding around each individual learner.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California; New York; North Carolina
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