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What do you believe to be true about learning?Theorists have long discussed and wrestled with the process of learning and formed various schools of thought over the years (you can read about the core paradigms of learning theory here). Wherever you are in your theoretical knowledge of learning, you have ideas of what motivates and engages people to learn and how you like to engage others. Typically, when you formulate these ideas into a statement, you may refer to it as your "teaching and learning philosophy". Within academia and K-12 education you will find many resources for writing such a statement (here or here). Taking stock of what you believe helps to identify opportunities for growth and celebration.
In addition to the resources shared above, you may consider a free course from EdX (a free online course creator, like Coursera) called "Leaders of Learning" designed by Richard Elmer from Harvard University's graduate school of education. This course is relevant to this conversation as it seeks to engage learners to identify their own theory of learning and compare it to the current and future learning landscape for education and organizations. Taking stock of where we are and where we are headed helps us to make strategic choices about the present.
Take stock of your current belief system using the resources shared here. What do you believe about learning? How can you remain relevant and future-focused with your ideas and efforts?