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ML43: Zahra Davidson on Learning Communities, Creative Collaboration and the Art of Self-Directed Learning

By Nasos Papadopoulos

Zahra Davidson is a multidisciplinary designer innovating in education by encouraging people to learn in communities. She is the founder of Enrol Yourself, an organization that gives people the structure and support to pursue learning marathons (long term learning projects) with other lifelong learners. When we leave school we often miss out on one of the most important components of learning anything - community. Communities allow us to learn from others, assess our performance level and share the learning experience. Zahra has experience of participating in great learning communities and has now built and managed her own, so she's perfectly placed to offer insights into the process of using community to accelerate the learning process. In this conversation we discuss a range of topics including: - The importance of learning in communities - The impact of the educational system on collaborative learning - The qualities needed to become a self directed learner So whether you're looking to join a community to supercharge your learning or start your very own learning marathon, this episode will give you the tools and techniques you need to succeed.

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