What Do We Know About Learning?

A colleague and I sat together to see if we could agree on a collection of statements about learning. This is what he and I beleive to be true about learning:

  • Learning happens in the brains of individuals;
  • Learning extends into the social and technological environments;
  • Learning is a multi-dimensional process involving perception, recollection, analyzing, and otherwise engaging with information;
  • We become “smarter” through our own efforts;
  • We become “smarter” when we collaborate with others;
  • Some learning is relatively permanent, but other learning degrades over time.