A middle schooler disassembles her bike to figure out how it works. A graduate student takes a semester abroad so he can gain new perspectives. A team of experienced engineers conducts research that benefits an entire field of science.
They are generations apart, but they all have something in common: the curiosity and self-motivation to learn new things that advance their knowledge and the world around them.
Opinion piece by John M. Timken Jr., Special to The Canton Repository. He gets it.
According to Brandon Busteed of forbes.com, there is good and bad news about lifelong learning:
“The bad news is there’s little evidence that lifelong learning can be taught and that any organization thus far has mastered it for their own human resource needs. The good news is that those hard truths might not matter anymore simply because lifelong learning will be thrust upon us as a staple of everyday work life.”
The reality? Lifelong learning will not be an option.
And that is good news for those of us who have worked in it.
Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/brandonbusteed/2020/02/17/the-really-good-and-really-bad-news-on-lifelong-learning/#1ee9842311f2