Scenario-based learning uses real-life situations to engage learners in a problem, process or decision that they have to collaboratively resolve. It provides excellent opportunities for improving critical thinking and problem solving skills, and allows for assessment of the learning process. In this Challenge you will be immersed in a real-life scenario, challenged to make decisions, and asked to reflect on outcomes!
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This challenge asks you to think about the ways that you and your students use your time together. Students have access to so much information from so many sources that a lecture may not be the best use of your class time. Here are a couple of definitions of Flipping the Classroom and Blended Learning to get you started: Flipping the Classroom: Flipping the classroom, or ‘inverted teaching’ is a response to the idea that class time can be used more… »
This challenge asks you to look for simple ways that students can create content, work collaboratively, and take responsibility for their own learning. One example: have them create their own review questions. This can be an individual or group activity. Here are some reasons you might want to try this: Saves you time You can see where the gaps are Learners take responsibility for their learning Learners collaborate on their learning Even if they know the answers, they can create more… »
Storyboards are short, visual sketches that help you plan something. You can storyboard an event, a meeting, a class — whatever you have to plan or design. While storyboarding is often associated with preparation for filmmaking, it is a very useful visual practice. Create a visual storyboard of an upcoming class session or activity. If you are adventuresome, try using no words! You can create your storyboard on paper or using a web based storyboard tool. There is a great Wikiversity more… »
Visual metaphors can be a great way to stimulate learner thinking and to get people out of “thinking ruts.” For example, we can use a “river of life” visual exercise to either reflect and plan, or to tell a collective story. We can ask our learners to consider a challenge about their team work by visualizing their team like a bee hive and draw what is happening. (See more examples here: http://www.visualthinkingmagic.com/visual-metaphor-bridge-gap) At the same time, a metaphor can be more… »
Yes, YOU can draw and create images. They don’t have to be perfect. The first step is to turn off your inner censor. Turn on your inner child. And remember, when you demonstrate LEARNING in front of your students, they become more empowered to learn themselves. In this case, imperfection can be a teaching tool, not a weakness. Think about a class or learning activity that you will be doing in the near future. Jot this down. Download a drawing more… »
Pictures are useful for meaning making because they don’t carry the explicit assumption of clarity that we make with our words. So while we assume that people understand what we say (even when they don’t), we are often ready for a conversation about ‘what does this mean” when we share an image. Images stimulate useful meaning making conversations that can open learning up beyond simple ideas. This challenge offers a quick, easy opportunity to see how others interpret an image. more… »
I use this improvisational co-drawing exercise a LOT for a wide set of uses. It can “break the ice” with new groups, it can surface lessons about perception, collaboration, assumptions, teamwork and a host of other things. I learned it from Johnnie Moore who learned it from Alain Rostain. It is very simple. I’ve mostly used it face to face, but I’ve also done it online when there is a shared electronic whiteboard available. Here is a quote from Johnnie’s blog where I more… »
Do you have a challenge you would like your peers to help you solve? Choose a liberating structure and recruit some colleagues to help you out. Identify a challenge or opportunity you have that you would like your peers to help you think through or support. It is best if this is a REAL challenge or opportunity, not something made up. Review and choose from the following Liberating Structures: Troika Consulting, Discovery and Action Dialog, Wicked Questions, or if you more… »