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Learning is a lifelong process of engagement with our physical and social environments. When we truly understand how we learn, and subsequently change our learning institutions and approaches to support this, education and training will lead to a better future for all of us.
Learning In Community
No one learns in isolation. We are fundamentally social beings, and nowhere is this truer than in the way we learn with and from each other. In our families, our friendships, our workplaces, and our public spaces, learning is a daily process that occurs throughout our lives. When we recognize the inherently social character of learning, we come to see the role that learning plays in creating and maintaining healthy, supportive, dynamic communities that in turn produce mindful, creative, peaceful individuals.
Meeting that goal requires an approach to community action that involves not only parents, but all members of a community who desire meaningful, lasting improvement in their societies be they educators or learners, business owners or workers, administrators or activists. An integral part of the mission of the How We Learn Group is to foster opportunities for people to come together and discuss the meaning and role of learning personally, locally, nationally, and globally. From there, our role is to help facilitate the movement of thought into action by aiding in the development of new programs, public advocacy, and continuous research into how we learn together.
More than just another education reform group, we seek to transform the institutional structures that restrict opportunities for creative, collaborative learning throughout life.
Schools are an important component of our society, but learning also happens beyond classroom. The How We Learn Group is committed to promoting the policies and programs that best recognize this as a fundamental truth.
The How We Learn Group will continuously strive to:
Promote the understanding of how we learn by society and educational professionals.
Implement best practices by institutions and educational/training methodologies that are truly consistent with how we learn.
When properly understood, institutions and educational/training methodologies can change to be more consistent with how we learn. As a result, individuals will learn more effectively. Learners from all walks of life will develop a greater capacity for decision making, adaptability and communication, as well as collaboration and self-regulation. Through the learning process they become more independent and enduringly curious, passionate life-long learners. These learners, in turn, develop greater confidence, a greater sense of self-worth, and more compassion than they would have learning through conventional methods.