World Cafe: UBC Teach

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World Cafe: UBC Teach

  1. 1. UBC’s World Cafe<br />What is an ideal learning environment?<br />
  2. 2. facilitators<br />Jan Johnson: Manager, Facilitation and Process Design <br />Cindy Underhill: Learning Resource Design Strategist<br />Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT)<br />
  3. 3. what we’re aiming for...<br />A documented collection of your ideas about the ideal learning environment: <br />What is it? <br />What do we need in order to support it?<br />
  4. 4. how we’ll get there..<br />Discussion<br />Sticky notes for ideas<br />Grouping ideas according to themes/patterns<br />Collective observations<br />
  5. 5. definitions for clarity...<br />Learning environments refer to the context in which we learn and teach. This includes place, people, resources.<br /> Typically include four components:<br /> An enabling context (physical or online space to bring people together)<br /> Resources (library, internet, people) <br />A set of tools (tools to help learners process information, manipulate data, and discuss)<br /> Scaffolds (problem solving supports) <br />Hannafin, Land, & Oliver, 1999. from: http://www.edtech.vt.edu/edtech/id/models/environs.html<br />
  6. 6. definitions for clarity<br />Learning experiences are those events and activities from which:<br />We learn, and<br />We can identify(to a certain extent) what we have learned. <br />They are personal and often shared.<br />Teaching experiences are those events and activities:<br />Which involve teaching to a group or individual, and<br />Where we can identify (to a certain extent) what was taught.<br />They are personal and sometimes shared.<br />
  7. 7. start where you are...<br />as a teacher<br />
  8. 8. discussion<br />Discuss (First Group):<br />Describe a really good teachingexperience you’ve had recently.  What made it good?  Why? <br />Note:<br /> Responses on stickies (one idea per) and add to wall.<br />Move:<br />One person stay at the table to host the new group. <br />Others please move to a new table. <br />Host begins conversation by sharing what previous group discussed, using flipchart notes as illustrations.<br />
  9. 9. discussion<br />Discuss (Second Group):<br />What are the necessary ingredients to support great teaching experiences? <br />Note:<br /> Responses on stickies (one idea per) and add to wall.<br />
  10. 10. sharing ideas <br />Place all stickies on paper wall <br />Working together, cluster related ideas<br />Develop a name/title/theme for each cluster<br />
  11. 11. observations<br />What patterns do you notice?<br />Are you surprised by anything you see?<br />Is there anything missing?<br />Something you would like to move or highlight?<br />Compare your stickies with those from previous World Cafes. What do you notice?<br />
  12. 12. thank you!<br />Outcomes to be assembled for UBC-V’s Learning Conference :<br />October 28th, 2010<br />More information about the Learning Conference or Celebrate Learning Week:<br />http://celebratelearning.ubc.ca/<br />

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