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What Are Words For; Learning, Unlearning, and Relearning

"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” -   Alvin Toffler Bruce Dixon , from Modern Learners , says, " ... no matter who you are, this time, right now, is a truly awesome time to be a learner.   "  While I agree with Bruce, his observation makes me wonder, "if this is such an awesome time to be a learner, why aren't we seeing numerous, wide-spread examples of awesome learning in schools?" Where is learning happening most readily and effectively? What does it mean to be educated? How and when are modern learners becoming educated? The key to advancing our education, and creating innovative, relevant schools may rely on our willingness and ability to unlearn. How do we unlearn? In his recent post, " The Urgency to Unlearn ",  Will Richardson  acknowledges, " educators have learned through personal experience what constitu