Eight defining principles of education
These eight defining principles of education were outcomes from an ANTA funded research and development project undertaken by TAFE SA. The project team found that research across the education sector indicates there are eight defining principles that education will have to meet in order to satisfy market demand in the knowledge economy, with its convergent technology infrastructure.
Here are those eight principles for you to consider.
Principle 1: Lifelong learning
No longer front-end school learning but continuous across the life cycle to facilitate flexible career paths and enhanced personal development.
Principle 2: Learner-directed learning
The learner increasingly takes control of the learning process with the teacher becoming the facilitator of learning and the therapist and diagnostician to achieve optimum learning outcomes.
Principle 3: Learning to learn
Developing the capability in individuals and groups to understand and more effectively plan and realise their own learning.
Principle 4: Contextualised learning
Locates theoretical learning and competencies in different contexts through real life learning environments and simulations, including action learning.
Principle 5: Customised learning
Products and services are designed to meet different learning preferences or cultural situations and can be appropriately modified by the learner to meet the particular needs of individuals and the group.
Principle 6: Transformative learning
Enables learners to challenge and change belief systems and behavioural patterns to meet new needs and opportunities, and to overcome disabilities and disadvantage.
Principle 7: Collaborative/Cooperative learning
Enables groups as well as individuals to learn interactively across time and space.
Principle 8: Just-in-time learning
Learning opportunities are available from the global learning 'supermarket' when and where learners need them to meet their learning needs.