The Right to Learn: Identifying Precedents for Sustainable Change

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Susan Einhorn

Anytime Anywhere Learning Foundation

Bruce Dixon

Anytime Anywhere Learning Foundation

Date Written: June 15, 2011

Abstract

While much has been written about the use of computers in schools over the past three decades, there has, at best, been only minimal incremental impact on the way young people learn. What is needed is a shift in thinking from a goal that focuses on the delivery of something — a primary education — to a goal or empowering young people to leverage their innate and natural curiosity to learn whatever and whenever they need. In this paper, the authors identify five key elements for initiating this change:

1) Embrace a New Perspective 2) Re-frame the Conversation

3) Identify and Build on Passions and Talent

4) Shift the Locus of Assessment Control

5) Refocus Educator Preparation

This paper focuses on each child’s Right to Learn, and, within that context, a child’s right to have the freedom to learn; to have no impediment to learning within the modern world in which he or she lives. This is a profound and immutable right; one which carries with it, by implication, universal access for every child to contemporary learning media, resources and knowledge.

Keywords: education

Suggested Citation

Einhorn, Susan and Dixon, Bruce, The Right to Learn: Identifying Precedents for Sustainable Change (June 15, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2466509 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2466509

Susan Einhorn (Contact Author)

Anytime Anywhere Learning Foundation ( email )

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HOME PAGE: http://www.aalf.org

Bruce Dixon

Anytime Anywhere Learning Foundation ( email )

400 112th Ave NE
Suite 240
Bellevue, WA 98004
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.aalf.org

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