If someone asked you what is the relation between the industrial revolution and the way we learn, what would you say?This is the question raised by Gabriela Barranqueiro Leite, Learning Experience Designer at Nova SBE, who explains how the "traditional" classroom and other more disruptive forms of learning came about.
We learn all our lives and it defines us. In fact, everything we do seemingly innately in our daily lives happens because, eventually, someone taught us. Most of the time we find ourselves doing things we never even imagined possible: a recipe we learned while watching our mother, or riding a bicycle after it had been sitting still for years. This happens because our brain gathers all the information and makes it accessible at the moment we need it.
Learning is always a social act. In the classroom, online, in a discussion, introspection or laboratory, the social component is always present, whether through peers, teachers or even through the learning content. The act of learning depends on the relationships created and is never independent of those involved in the process. It is not by chance that in the first universities students lived, learned and studied in communities (guilds, colleges and residences), since in the relationships established there are learning processes, whether of collaboration, imitation, challenge, or just by indirect exposure to new content.
Nova School of Business & Economics (Nova SBE) has just released the 3rd edition of the Nova SBE Impact Report, which showcases all the projects, studies and initiatives undertaken by the school in relation to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN) in the academic year 2020/21.
Marta Pimentel, Executive Education Director at Nova School of Business, explains the concept of lifelong learning and why it is crucial to continue investing in lifelong learning in exponential times.