Although most respondents agreed to the importance of ‘unlearning’, they think that ‘unlearning’ is another form of learning. Literal ‘unlearning’ occurs only in case of brain damage!
Some of the ‘cut’ diamonds (according to me):
- Learning is clearly not a permanent change, otherwise we would never forget.
- ‘Unlearning’ is a process of learning technique rather than knowledge and concepts.
- It is not unlearning as much as it is relearning and establishing new neurologic paths in our brains.
- “Unlearning” can mean seizing the opportunity to break precedent.
- Unlearn? I suspect that is difficult as it would require brain neurons to atrophy and the information to literally die out in the brain.
- To me, unlearning is just learning a new way.
- Who said you can unlearn a behavior?
- You never un-learn, unless you sustained brain damage.
- Learning and change of behavior are not synonymous.
- I don’t think that we ‘unlearn’ any basic learning.
- Learning is a form of memory.
- You just learn new things…you don’t unlearn.
- Which came first, the chicken or egg?
- Do you really need to unlearn? Or are you just learning something new?
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