Re-interpreting learning

Author(s): Kai-Ming Cheng

Publisher(s): UNESCO

Date: 2014

Pages: 4 p.

Learning has always been an essential part of human lives. When education is understood broadly as learning designed by adults for the young, it may be said to have a history almost as old as human beings themselves. Schooling, however, or the contemporary form of formal education, only started around 200 years ago at the height of the industrial era in the West. Industrialization saw the emergence of formal school systems and mass education where literacy and numeracy were taught essentially for urban jobs.

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