Learning involves Unlearning

I am a firm believer in iterative learning and reflection, which is essential when we realize that so much of our where learning is also tied to unlearning. As an example, learning  about research methods often requires much unlearning because of our preconceived notions. As we learn new terms and attempt to place them inside old structures, a time comes when the previous structures must be dismantled. This cannot happen in a single step. Helping students realize this aspect of participation is essential to helping them along their journey.

  • Mathiassen, L., Purao, S. 2002. Educating Reflective Systems Developers. Information Systems Journal. 12(2), April. 81-102.