Communities of Learning
A New Story of Education For a New Century


Summary

Our Current General Social Transformation

Our Current Education System

Education's Future

FAQ's on This Future of Education

Evaluating Social Systems

Notes

Links

About

 

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Lisa Lindberg

lisa@lisalindberg.com

Ideas conceived 1968. Gestated 1970's,1980's, 1990's.
1st public presentation March 1999. Site first draft March 2000.
Full site launched September 10, 2001

The ideas I discuss for creating Communities of Learning do not follow along the usual lines of discourse on education.  I neither discuss nor champion any particular teaching method, style, or technique.  Nor do I advocate for any specific educational component or program -- in a well-meaning (but mis-guided) hope of its having a system-wide, transforming effect.

Rather, I talk about cultural evolution and social thought, about how people think and feel about being alive here on Planet Earth :

  • The impressions people form about how they think the world is put together

  • How these images and stories become perceived as "givens," and comprise a society's worldview

  • How a society unconsciously embeds its worldview in its educational system, thus reinforcing and perpetuating it

 


Our current general systemic transformation in the broad structure of human society requires a corresponding systemic change in conceptualizing and formulating systems of education.

This systemic change moves away from massive, centrally administered institutions with their lack of acknowledgement of and respect for individuality.

The new story of education applies complexity science's whole-systems approach to create
Communities of Learning -- focused around place-based activity hubs. These small, lean, dispersed, independent, self-organized Community Learning Centers avoid
being parochial or provincial by maintaining continual, active connection to and participation with as wide a global scope as they want.



Summary

Our Current General Social Transformation

Our Current Education
System

Education's Future

FAQ's on This Future

Evaluating Social Systems

Notes

Links

About

Site Contents