In order to be able to fully benefit from the enormous amount of openly available data and also from competitive advantages that new forms of learning may provide, do we need to learn to unlearn in order to bypass any biases already acquired? Do we need to free our minds first to enable new learning trajectories? The knowledge--learning--power paradigm is changing and it tends to become the unlearning – the ability to extract relevant knowledge, that supersedes. Societal changes in recent years are challenging the ways knowledge is produced and distributed. Seen as the main resource in present-day society, knowledge has been an increasingly source of power. The learning-power paradigm continue to shift. If the ’70s - ‘80s question was how to learn, through ‘90s – 2000s it moved to how fast and how much we can learn. Now the question becomes how much can we unlearn? If this is the case, we need to develop skills that help us to let go of old rules.
Cirnu, Carmen Elena
"The Shifting Paradigm: Learning to Unlearn,"
Internet Learning: Vol. 4
, Article 8.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.apus.edu/internetlearning/vol4/iss1/8
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