Saturday, June 5, 2010

Creating Significant Learning Experiences

Currently reading "Creating Significant Learning Experiences" by Dee Fink. A great book suggesting an integrated approach to course design and providing valuable advice on what higher education organizations can do to more effectively support better teaching. In his book Dee poses a fundamental question to all teachers: "How can I create courses that will provide significant learning experiences for my students?". To be able to answer that question as educators first we need to define what significant learning experiences are and then find ways to create courses that will result in such experiences.

A significant learning experience in my view is one that engages and inspires learners to learn and continue learning even after the class/ course is over and results in significant and lasting change or transformation in their lives.

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