There is a profound change occurring in society. And that has minuses and plusses. However, it is worth thinking through the modifications which are for studying suggested.
The changes are more than technologies that are electronic. Changes in environment, social studies, medicine, and more all have an effect. Our choice must be: How can we act in ways which are sustainable and humane?
There was A conference held that focused on the changes in our lives. Advances in food medicine, and much more have turned us or so, from a society with an average lifespan of 40-60 years into a more similar to 80-100. And our systems have not evolved in accordance. Their concern was: How do you cope with retirement, schooling, and much more when the older model of functioning’til 60 is not economically viable?
The results suggested the old ‘understand, work, retire’ model is broken. We need to think of cycles of learning, retiring, working, and then starting again! That is, things will probably be more flexible. We may take normal breaks to find out and short retirements while we cope with family transitions. Or to recharge batteries.
The world ‘s massively changing. Weather changes are becoming more extreme. Lighting is so ubiquitous, it is tough to actually find the dark! The world we grew up in just is not anymore.
Learning is part of the. In an era of accelerated change, occupations, technologies, and more possess a dynamic that is Darwinian that is similar. As the others die new ones will emerge. Thus, we need to progressively keep learning. Up against the nature of retirement and work, people will certainly need probably need occasions and ongoing learning of refresh that are deep. It has been posited that we’ll change jobs but we may have a livelihood!
That said, our brains aren’t currently evolving at the same speed. Despite myths about digital natives and attention-length changes, our brains do not adapt that.
That is not to say that we’re not behaving otherwise. With choices for diversion, we’re more inclined to be vulnerable. And advances in the science of advertising mean we’re more vulnerable to predatory tactics. We’re currently gravitating to the fix. And that is ok for functionality support, but learning’s different.
Regardless of the prevalence of technologies, our brains still learn via reactivation overtime that is spaced. We need a recovery clinic to change what we can do. The components that support us are learning effectively do the job.
That isn’t to say that this is reflected by our practices. We still see information dump and knowledge evaluation. Smile sheets and points are known not to work yet they are still widespread.
Yet societal changes crises, suggest we need to do. We need to align with our learning with urgency now. Our professional integrity need us to do.
I took inspiration from the ‘slow food’ movement and suggested ‘learning’. It turned out to be a light-hearted reaction to ‘rapid learning’, but it also was meant to be profound. Slow is your move, if you have a look at how learning functions!
Our ‘formal’ learning began as a form of apprenticeship. There were authentic tasks occurring (e.g., the making of essentials such as hunting equipment) and new apprentices into the craft began by observing. These novices would gradually be given jobs, authentic from the context of this larger work.
As we moved to what Gary calls ‘mutually secondary’ learning–math, economics, and other notions that were artificial –we transferred to knowledge practices. From conversation through reading to the notion of ‘college’, our practices tried to strike a balance between effectiveness and efficiency. And of learning, with thoughts, we’re not able to control the prior with the latter in competition.
Interestingly enough, we have gone full circle at which we are now able to speak about ‘cognitive apprenticeship’. We apply those previous approaches which were with how our brains operate in alignment. And we work working on practice in contexts that are authentic!
Technology has given us leverage although that design strategy was ineffective. We can stream out little, authentic tasks as time passes, with responsibility and challenge. We can accommodate, also, to person gaps and advancement. People can slowly move through growth. We could deepen the learning.
And such an approach can serve both learning and deep dives. We could, and should, be considering learning experience design as a guide.
There’s a world that is new that is dynamic that we need to adapt to. Our brains can’t change at the speed needed however we are given mechanics by our science. We can design shifts to support the way we want and need to treat people. And we could leverage technology to do so.
I’ll suggest that we want to ‘humane’ organizations. People will be more effective and more happy. And that is a worthy Aim