The Intent of a Learning Community is to build on past knowledge, acquire new knowledge, and teach knowledge to others in the community.
The difference between a Learning Community and a “School” is:
- A School is established by the Government or Church to teach the what the Government or Church wants the community to know and do.
- A Learning Community is established by the Community to find and teach the most optimal paradigms.
- A School is One way – Teacher to Student.
- A Learning Community is Peer-to-Peer.
- A School has fixed and static curriculum.
- A Learning Community has a flexible and dynamic curriculum.
- A School expects learning to happen in a linear way, moving from point A to Point N in a straight line.
- A Learning Community expects learning to happen in a unique way for each learner.