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Elements of Powerful Learning

Page history last edited by Nancy White 12 years, 6 months ago

Think-Pair- Share

 

Think back to one of your most powerful learning experiences, K-12, college, or adult.  What common elements are there?

 

 

(Day 1 Group)

 

·       hands-on

·  freedom to make mistakes in low-risk situations

·  inquiry - exploration

·  teaching others what you are learning

·  simulations - processing the experience

·  real-world connections

·  genuine problems that need solutions

·  time for reflection

·  Multisensory - more than one learning modality

·  opportunity to ask questions

·  follow own interests

·  collaboration - working with others to solve problems

 (Day 2 Group)

 

 

  • Real world connection

 

  • Hands-on relevance to what you've learned

 

  • Empathy - understanding the students' perspective

 

  • Metacognition - understanding how you learn, thinking about how others learn

 

  • Opportunities to question

 

  • Opportunities to follow personal interests

 

  • Collaboration with others to solve problems

 

  • Personal connection

     

  • Opportunity to teach others what you've learned

 

  • Requires thought and engagement - not too easy, but not so difficult as to be overly frustrating

 

  • Safe environment - okay to make mistakes

 

 

 

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