Annan, J., Annan, B., Wootton, M., & Burton, R, (2014). Facilitated Lateral Learning Networks Seminar Series 237, Centre for Strategic Education. September. Melbourne.
“This article discusses an ecological, networked approach to growing future-focused learning environments for students whose life trajectories will differ significantly from those of previous generations. Some students now have access to massive amounts of information… and they are making learning connections across multiple sites. For others, the creation of learning connections poses a greater challenge. If educational opportunity is to be available to all children, innovative new-world learning environments will need to be manufactured. The authors suggest the facilitation of Lateral Learning Networks to make that happen. Five related ideas underpin the facilitation approach promoted by the authors to establish and operate lateral learning networks; ecological and interactive perspectives on learning, appreciation, innovation, multi-levelled social learning connections and the recognition of cultural identities”. (Dr Jean Annan, Positively Psychology, Auckland New Zealand)