World Cafe: What Is an Ideal Learning Environment?

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World Cafe: What Is an Ideal Learning Environment?

  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: What is it? 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 we learn and can identify, to a certain extent, what we have learned. They are personal and often shared.<br />Teaching experiences are those events and activities which involve teaching to a group or individual and where we can identify, to a certain extent, what was taught. They are personal and sometimes shared.<br />
  7. 7. start where you are...<br />as a learner<br />
  8. 8. start where you are...<br />as a teacher<br />
  9. 9. Discussion 1<br />Talk about:<br />Describe a really good teaching/learning experience you’ve had recently.  What made it good?  Why? <br />Do:<br /> brainstorm ideas on flip chart paper<br />Choose a few key ideas and write on sticky notes<br />Add to wall<br />change group – one “messenger” stays behind.<br />
  10. 10. Discussion 2<br />Talk about:<br />What are the necessary ingredients to support great teaching/learning experiences? <br />Do:<br />brainstorm ideas on flip chart paper<br />Choose a few key ideas and write on sticky notes<br />Add to wall<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 />
  12. 12. thank you!<br />Outcomes assembled on UBCWiki:<br />http://wiki.ubc.ca/Documentation:World_Cafe<br />

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