Wednesday, January 24, 2007

I think it's this:

Organic learning.

organic adj. 5 a structural, inherent. b constitutional, fundamental. 6 organised, systematic, coordinated (an organic whole)

Hmm, maybe not then.

*Gets thesaurus out*

Synergistic learning!

synergism n. (also synergy) the combined effects of drugs, organs, etc., that exceeds the sum of their individual effects. synergistic adj. [Gk sunergos working together (as SYN-, ergon work)]

Could be that. I'll go with it until something better comes up.


Blogger Baz said...

"Life" ?

Strikes me that its exactly what it is :)

9:42 am, January 24, 2007  
Blogger Tim said...



"extreme learning"

(the latter would be rather trendy)

12:41 pm, January 24, 2007  
Blogger Rosie said...

I expect you've found this:
"Organic learning is another way of describing what educational reformer John Holt termed "unschooling"—learning in the world instead of in school. However, organic learning is so much more than that! It's about living joyfully with children in trust and freedom as they explore their lives and the world around them."


I quite like this- I think those alternative definitions of 'Organic' aren't necessarily applicable in this phrase.

8:06 pm, January 24, 2007  
Blogger Rosie said...

and this:
Radical Unschooling
Whole Life Learning
Self-directed Learning
Child-led Learning

8:07 pm, January 24, 2007  
Blogger mamadillo said...

I'm reminded of that odd thesaurus thingy with the flating bubbles and lines...

2:18 am, January 25, 2007  
Blogger mamadillo said...

that would be 'foating...'

2:19 am, January 25, 2007  
Blogger Gill said...


I wanted the word that describes the kind of learning that:

1. takes place naturally, at its own pace;
2. happens spontaneously;
3. involves a group of people working together;
4. includes teaching and learning, with questions being asked and answered in a non-linear way, so younger people teach older people, for e.g., if they know how to do something or can explain something.

Synergystic is the only word I can think of that covers the group angle: the sum of the whole being greater than the sum of the parts.

10:50 am, January 25, 2007  
Blogger mamadillo said...

or even floating, fgs!!


1:28 pm, January 30, 2007  

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