Contemporary LearningPosted: January 9, 2012
It’s been 2012 for just over week now. It didn’t take long for someone at work to mention 21st century learning. It’s been 12 years. When are we going to abandon that term? Were they talking about 20th century learning in 1912?
I’ve long been a fan of David Warlick’s term Contemporary Literacy. To me it has both stickiness and relevance. It’s a term that will always be up to date.
My good friend and colleague Kent Manning, just this morning suggested we refer to this as simply learning. Sometimes the best solutions are the simplest ones.
Given that’s it’s pretty fuzzy what term means, the best we can do is prepare our learners for … well … learning.