#SoapBox - Being ‘talked at’ is not an effective way to learn.

This morning I enjoyed rediscovering this quote while editing and updating my new Blogger site. The quote below is by Jay Cross and comes from a post made back in 2011 about the purpose of education. If informal versus formal learning was previously confusing, this quote should help to address that:

Learning implies school. School is chock full of formal learning — courses, classes, and grades that obscure the fact that most learning at school is either self-directed or informal. Informal learning is effective because it is personal. The individual calls the shots. The learner is responsible. It’s real. Most of what we learn, we learn from other people — parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, playmates, cousins, Little Leaguers, Scouts, school chums, room mates, teammates, classmates, study groups, coaches, bosses, mentors, colleagues, gossips, co-workers, neighbors, and, eventually, our children. Sometimes we even learn from teachers. ~ Jay Cross

Please review the full post, it's quite in-depth, and if you find it of value please share - many thanks.

http://simbeck-hampson.blogspot.com/2011/03/the-purpose-of-education.html

#learning   #education   #school   #purpose   #quoteoftheday  

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