Creating Learning Moments

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Creating Learning Moments

  1. 1. Learning MomentsIdeas to help parents create Learning Moments outside of school
  2. 2. A parent can help children... 1. Imagine ‘what is possible’ 2. Learn, Know, Understand, Perform - Framework 3. Appreciate their inner Conflicts 4. Help resolve their Conflicts 5. Build Self-Efficacy
  3. 3. 1. Help the learners imagine ‘what is possible’
  4. 4. es of thevour)(outcom endea learning
  5. 5. In his book ‘Social Intelligence’, author Daniel Goleman explainsthe impact of emotions on learning and performance...
  6. 6. Stories can play a major role in creating such ’inspired moments of learning’
  7. 7. HOW: stories can fire-up the learners’ imagination “Don’t Drink and Drive” Stories can be instruments of information and transformation, taking the audience from the familiar to the unfamiliar (Jackson 1995) When one identifies with the character who has changed one can envision and embrace the possibility of change in oneself (Clark 2001)
  8. 8. 2. Facilitate the Learners... Learn, Know, Understand, Perform
  9. 9. a) Learn - build learners’ inner strength to learnb) Know - help learners become better at acquiring knowledge of a subject matterc) Understand - develop modes of thinking to look at the world from differentperspectivesd) Perform - how to attain mastery
  10. 10. 2a) Learn Build learners’ inner learning strength by cultivating dispositions like emotional resilience, grit, deep engagement and meta-learning, i.e. develop learning-to- learn skills
  11. 11. HOW: a few examples
  12. 12. 2b) KnowFacilitate the learners become better at acquiringknowledge in a particular subject-matter by fostering goodstudy habits and explaining how to search for andvalidate good knowledge sources on the web.
  13. 13. HOW: a few examples Online Learning Journey
  14. 14. 2c) UnderstandHelp the learners acquire deep disciplinary knowledge andmodes of thinking for looking at the world throughdifferent lenses, which leads to deeper understanding
  15. 15. HOW: a few examples
  16. 16. 2d) PerformHelp the learners’ achieve personal mastery and a state of‘flow’ in their work
  17. 17. HOW: a few examples
  18. 18. 3. Help Learners Understand their Inner Conflicts
  19. 19. The learner is the ‘hero’ who has to undertake thelearning journey towards ‘what is possible’
  20. 20. In this learning journey, the ‘learner hero’ has to resolve‘inner conflicts’
  21. 21. What is possibleLearner’s InnerJourney Conflicts What is
  22. 22. Inner conflicts of a learner could be...
  23. 23. Inner conflicts of a learner could be... Cynicism, Skepticism
  24. 24. Inner conflicts of a learner could be... Trying is the first step towards failure - Homer Simpson Cynicism, Skepticism Fear of Failure or Ridicule (what will other’s think of me)
  25. 25. Inner conflicts of a learner could be... Trying is the first step towards failure - Homer Simpson Cynicism, Skepticism Fear of Failure or Ridicule (what will other’s think of me) Inertia to Act or lack of energy and enthusiasm
  26. 26. Inner conflicts of a learner could be... Trying is the first step towards failure - Homer Simpson Cynicism, Skepticism Fear of Failure or Ridicule (what will other’s think of me) Inertia to Act or lack of energy and enthusiasm Rigid Mindset (habits die hard)
  27. 27. Inner conflicts of a learner could be... Lack of Self-Efficacy Self-belief about lack of abilities, that in-turn leads to lesser effort being put into learning
  28. 28. Inner conflicts of a learner could be... Lack of Self-Efficacy Self-belief about lack of abilities, that in-turn leads to lesser effort being put into learning Boredom & Anxiety
  29. 29. Inner conflicts of a learner could be... Lack of Self-Efficacy Self-belief about lack of abilities, that in-turn leads to lesser effort being put into learning Boredom & Anxiety Ambiguity or Lack of Clarity
  30. 30. Inner conflicts of a learner could be... Lack of Self-Efficacy Self-belief about lack of abilities, that in-turn leads to lesser effort being put into learning Boredom & Anxiety Ambiguity or Lack of Clarity Focus on Problems not Solutions
  31. 31. 4. Help Learners Resolve their Conflicts
  32. 32. - Benevolent, allow mistakes- Freedom to fail, often- Provide Motivation - recognition, reputation- Connect learning with learners’ personal needs- Build trust through integrity and competence- Critique not criticize
  33. 33. HOW: a few examples (Source: Peter Senge’s book ‘Fifth Discipline’) (Source: Jim Collin’s book ‘Good to Great’)
  34. 34. In their book ‘Switch - how to change things when change is hard’authors Chip and Dan Heath take a deeper look at inner conflicts...
  35. 35. They look at the inner conflict as a dilemma bet ween ‘HEART andMIND’ and use the analogy given by psychologist, Jonathan Haidt...
  36. 36. Your Mind or rational side is THERIDER
  37. 37. Your Heart or emotional side isTHE ELEPHANT
  38. 38. THE RIDER (mind or rationality)(+) - is a visionary (thinks long-term) - good at planning and direction - accepts delayed gratification(-) - Over analyzes (analysis-paralysis) - Limited strength (self-supervision is exhausting)
  39. 39. THE ELEPHANT (heart or emotions)(+) - can provide energy and enthusiasm - responds well to positive emotions - love, compassion, empathy, loyalty(-) - lazy and unpredictable - desires instant gratification - negative emotions (loss of energy or focus)
  40. 40. “What looks like Laziness is often Exhaustion“ What is What is possible se? Iu ? k ake rea uld Im cult ill b sho ew i diff ould ools n t sh sto too tt Wha The Wha It’s THE RIDER Changing habits is tiring (self-control is exhausting) Prefer to maintain status quo Sees only problems on the path of change Too many choices (analysis paralysis)
  41. 41. “What looks like Resistance is often Lack of Clarity“ What is What is possible rt? ity abil sta it? ble he n ossi do eve et I imp hav uld do I s is sho on’t How Thi Why THE ELEPHANT Id Why change? No emotional connect with change The challenge is too big I don’t have the ability (lack of self-efficacy) How should I go about it - what steps?
  42. 42. To Resolve the Inner Conflict,and bring about change (from ’what is’ to’what is possible’), you need to appeal toboth the rider and the elephant
  43. 43. (Albert Bandura)5. Help Learners Build their Self-Efficacy
  44. 44. Self-belief about lack of abilities, that in-turn leads to lesser effort being put-in- Negative self-percept- Get distracted from performing well Result of building Self Efficacy
  45. 45. HOW: a few examples

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