ERIC Number: EJ855077
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
What Would Socrates Say?
Cookson, Peter W., Jr.
Educational Leadership, v67 n1 p8-14 Sep 2009
Correctly harnessed, we can blend the best of our traditional intellectual linear culture--Socrates' wisdom of the 5th century BCE--with the current digital visual culture, creating a new learning and intellectual environment consistent with the cognitive and expressive demands of the 21st century. Four elements of the 21st-century mind could be the basis of a new approach to education: critical reflection, empirical reasoning, collective intelligence, and metacognition. Learning in the 21st century will likely take place in a new electronic learning environment that replaces the linear, text-bound culture of conventional schools. Such an environment, called "The LearningSphere" by the author, would be characterized by its focus on universally accessible knowledge, Socratic dialogue, essential questions, experiential learning, and cooperative problem solving.
Descriptors: Online Courses, Experiential Learning, Metacognition, Leadership, Reflection, Thinking Skills, Electronic Learning, Educational Environment, Conventional Instruction, Problem Solving
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