Learning and Education
are rapidly moving towards a radically different world
where learning needs to be about addressing the needs
of the future rather than the past. There is increasing
recognition that many of the educational models that
we have become used to now need revisiting. With vast
amounts of knowledge now accessible to so many people
education is no longer about about the retention of
knowledge, but rather its relevance and application
to human and planetary health and wellbeing.
shows us that every element of a system is as important
as every other. Nothing
in nature actually has permanently sealed and rigid
boundaries, but everything is, instead, variably open
and fluid depending on its dynamic situation. Nature
also shows us that a system only works at maximum efficiency
when every part is fulfilling its unique purpose.
child therefore comes into the world as a unique being
with extraordinary learning potential. That potential
is shaped by the culture within which the child lives,
but each child has unique capacities that lead him or
her to be particularly interested in certain aspects
of the environment. We are not clones, but instead each
one of us excels at some things and struggles with others
as a result of the wonderful diversity that nature intended.
That way each person both fulfills his or her purpose,
but also serves the needs of the larger system.
you can access resources that are exploring the needs
of the 21st century learner.
Unique Child Network
The Innovation Unit