Lifelong Learning and innovation in learning in the life of digital natives

How to use the “digital native potential” to drive educational innovation, including structural, institutional innovation and the “learning culture”? The easiest way to use the motivational and skills potential of learners is to allow individuals to choose amongst different alternatives of behaviour so as to identify their own preferences and test them. This allows them to engage in an interactive process involving the comparison of different options in a sound self-awareness process and identify their own skills and wishes. It is believed that this bottom-up process could foster educational innovation driven by single learners. Of course, it is no small matter to introduce, create and cultivate a climate and culture of learner choices in institutional environments, where prescription of behaviour has such a long and strong tradition. Nevertheless, approaches to changing these traditions and habits seem to have priority to facilitate innovation.


About Giorgio Bertini

Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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