Hello, time machine builders!
Who can build a time machine, an architect, an engineer or a teacher? Is there any manual to show you how to build it? Or you can learn it by yourself. Do you think that there is a distinction between education and learning? For me, the answer, of course, a big YES! Learning cannot be reduced to education or training.
Here is the part of the manifesto by Coffield;
- Learning is fun or always should be.
- We can now safely forget about teaching. The focus of attention must be now on learning.
- Learning is individual. It is often pursued in groups, but the experience is uniquely personal. Learning theory examines how learning takes place within individuals.
- There’s no such thing as a non-learner. We’re all learning all the time.
Coffield, F (ed) 1997 A National Strategy for Lifelong Learning, University of Newcastle, Department of Education