Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

I have long felt that learning should be designed according to a triad model, with one function being advocacy and support for individual learners. This article expands on that idea, describing three major functions of coaching: "First, to provide academic guidance and support... Second, to provide a caring and supporting environment... Finally... by expanding young people's professional networks, especially for those most marginalized." The key to making this happen, I think, is to reorganize local schooling to take advantage of online (and increasingly, AI-generated) learning services, allowing in-person educators to adopt this coaching function.

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