Content-type: text/html ~ Stephen's Web ~ Fostering children’s agency in their learning futures: Exploring the synergy of generative AI and sensory learning

Stephen Downes

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I'm pretty comfortable with the concept of sensory learning, "an understanding of learning that centres the individual contribution, and joint interplay, of all key human senses (vision, hearing, touch, smell, gustation and proprioception)... building upon the idea that our sensory system (known as the sensorium) is centrally implicated in how we perceive and understand the world in collaboration with others." The proposition here is that the AI turn re-emphasizes the importance of sensory learning. Meanwhile, agency - thought of as "self-efficacy and control... and children's active participation in learning" - should, according to the author, "be central to recognizing the importance of sensory learning as an emerging paradigm in reimagining learning futures." There are important insights, and I think we'll see a lot more thinking along these lines in the future.

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