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12 Principles Of Modern Learning

12 Principles Of Modern Learning
12 Principles Of Modern Learning by TeachThought Staff What are the principles of modern learning? Well, that depends on how you define ‘learning’ and what you’d consider ‘modern.’ Richard Olsen put together this useful visual way, way back in 2013–a chart that lays out three categories of a modern approach to learning–Modern, Self-Directed, and Social. These broad categories are then broken up into four principles per category. Overall, though, defining ‘modern learning’ through inquiry, self-direction, and connectivity is at the core of what we preach here at TeachThought. The four principles of Modern Inquiry Learning, according to the graphic, are Compile, Contribute, Combine, and Change, with their respective Realities and Opportunities shown below. Modern Inquiry Learning Principle: Compile Reality: The ability to save and retrieve information in a variety of formats Opportunity: Give modern learners virtually ‘unlimited’ capacity to retrieve and store information Principle: Contribute

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