In the wake of my long post about helping a friend make plans, this great post from Deridre Reid popped up almost immediately. Worth a look….
“It’s a tragic fact that most of us know only how to be taught; we haven’t learned how to learn.”
Jeff Cobb, self-described “lifelong learning fanatic” and founder of Tagoras and Mission to Learn, introduced me to that quote from Malcolm Knowles, the adult education expert of the late 20th century. In a recent webinar about his book, 10 Ways to Be a Better Learner, Jeff talked about why it’s so critical, especially now, to be a lifelong learner:
- Because of the speed and complexity of our world, we are at risk of information overload. We have to develop techniques to navigate this flow, absorb it, and develop knowledge from it.
- Learning doesn’t stop at graduation. In “the other 50 years” we need to keep developing. Learning is a process, not an outcome.
- We live in a learning economy, or as Jeff calls it, “a figure-it-out-on-a-daily-basis economy.”…
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