We need to unlearn the mental models that have grown outdated or obsolete. The process of unlearning has three parts. First, you have to recognize that the old mental model is no longer relevant.
Relearn new skills, strategies, and innovations that are transforming the world every day. Break through old habits and thinking by opening up to new ideas and perspectives while achieving extraordinary results. Good leaders know they need to continuously learn. But great leaders know when to unlearn the past to succeed in the future.
The world wasn’t changing that rapidly, and as you became an adult there wasn’t much forcing you to learn (although I’d have to say my kids have forced me to relearn a lot). Sure there was always new learning experiences to be had, but the unlearning didn’t happen like it does today.
To me, the workshop was like being given a tool box filled with familiar and unfamiliar tools to use in our Oxford journey and beyond.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. Agree or Disagree? The definition of illiteracy is not limited to those who can’t do mathematical permutations or express certain linguistic features, it involves those who can’t replace previously learnt less effective data in their minds with new and rapidly.
The same author complements her definition by describing critical pedagogy as “the impetus that causes people to reflect and read for more understanding of their past and future, it gives us the courage to learn, relearn, and unlearn what I used to know about teaching and learning” (p. 23).
Recently, the phenomenon of the view about reading and writing as literacy among people affected by Alvin Toffler's statement about literacy. Although contested by many that the ability to read and write cannot be highly beneficial in the 21st century, such an issue regarded as thoroughly constructive and positive by a substantial number of individuals.
In his opinion, graduates must to be especially life-long learners and able to learn from their experiences (Wisdom). Schwartz (2012) Several decades ago Alvin Toffler (1971) anticipated that: “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn”.