After reading the above, I take 'unlearn' to mean 'to forget what you have learnt', but I am not a teacher.
Student or Learner
What "unlearning" here means?
Learning leadership puts creating the conditions for 21st century learning and teaching at the core of leadership practice. Studentsí learning is at the heart of the enterprise: the core work is to ensure deep 21st century learning, whatever the environment. Designing and developing innovative learning environments to meet such ambitions requires highly demanding teaching repertoires and for everyone to keep learning, unlearning and relearning.
Continuous learning of all players and partners is a condition of successful implementation and sustainability.
(See Executive Summary of the report titled "Leadership for 21st century learning" published by OECD in 2013. )
(The last paragraph of p.10. Here is the link: http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset...5406-en#page12)
I think you are right. It is often seen as a prerequisite for when new ideas or theories come along. You have to unlearn what you knew before, in order to make space for the new information, techniques and ideas.
Last edited by Eckaslike; 02-Aug-2015 at 20:52.
(BrE first language speaker.)
When I first moved to Spain, I embarked upon a training course for/with an English teaching company who insisted that anyone who had previously been a teacher (ESL or otherwise) unlearn any and all teaching techniques they had previously acquired in order to learn the specific (and, they thought, unique) teaching practices used by their company. I parted company with them after two days of the two-week training course - you couldn't have paid me enough to work for them!
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
When I was in veterinary school, I was taught (as were all at that time) that maximum rate of potassium infusion was 0.5 meQ/kg/hr. In my residency, I met a diabetic cat with an extremely low potassium. The standard dose didn't work. So I ended up using 3X the previously recommended dose. The cat lived. Then I wrote a paper and went on the lecture circuit to encourage colleagues to "unlearn" the rule. They did.
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I'd unlearn using a full stop after following there and use a colon.