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How Networks Learn

Stephen Downes explains connectivism as Learning Theory. post

Explaining why learning occurs has two parts: first, describing what learning is, and second, describing how it happens. Both parts are important.

#todo extract some proper summary notes of the argument

A couple of quoutes:

Connectivists see a person learning as a self-managed and autonomous seeker of opportunities to create, interact and have new experiences, where learning is not the accumulation of more and more facts or memories, but the ongoing development of a richer and richer neural tapestry.

Connectivists understand that the essential purpose of education and teaching is not to produce some set of core knowledge in a person, but rather to create the conditions in which a person can become an accomplished and motivated learner in their own right.