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Orienting Our Learning

B8e0106fe173924a082f432f36bf0857?s=47 David Bill
September 21, 2014

Orienting Our Learning

A workshop at A Better World By Design, in Providence, RI that focused on reconsidering our interactions and spaces throughout the learning experience.


David Bill

September 21, 2014


  1. card 1 When was the last time you were enchanted?

    card 2 When was the last time you were enchanted by a learning experience?
  2. Orienting Our Learning: Reconsidering our interactions and spaces throughout the

    learning experience David Bill david@notosh.com | @dsbill4 notosh.com | @notosh
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  12. design learning experiences - interactions and spaces - that support

    a sense of wonder and enchantment for all learners.
  13. Experience ! Merriam says experience is: "something personally encountered, undergone,

    or lived through”
  14. Journey ! Merriam says experience is: "something suggesting travel or

    passage from one place to another”
  15. the experience is what defines the journey. but that journey

    is different from everyone
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  18. current strategic plan “The highest priority proposed for the plan

    is to enhance our educational model - one that nurtures critical making, thinking and innovation through immersive, disciplinary learning and engagement in the practice of art and design.”
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  20. stemtosteam.org

  21. it’s up to us.

  22. learning objective what is it that you’re wanting them to

    have understood and to what end?
  23. learning outcomes develop milestones but it is how it is

    framed. build exploration within the constraints of building real understanding.
  24. methods of exploration design paths that engage & explore in

    a way that prompts their specific curiosity yet ensures their understanding.
  25. methods of engagement the role of educator is no longer

    simply a matter of content expert, youtube and communities and offline can help you learn.
  26. learning environment <spaces & senses> the spaces and senses support

    the physical and psychological processes of learning.
  27. workshop. define a learning experience

  28. ! Groups ! introduce yourselves and share your enchantment stories

    by posting them on the wall. !
  29. ! create a T Chart ! using post-its: define the

    positives / negatives of the current learning experience in representing what was just discussed. what can we highlight / continue to support / what can we improve? DOT VOTE - 3 votes / person
  30. ! Go Talk to People (20 minutes) ! + speak

    with 3 students + in 3 different areas + capture 3 pictures of random but inspirational objects ! ask when was the last time you were enchanted? when was the last time you were enchanted by a learning experience? ! capture 3 different items.
  31. Synthesis ! What were the trends / outliers from your

    interviews? ! ! ! ! Identify which 1 or 2 experiences that stand out the most Add them to the idea that you selected. (try to use one) This is your area in which to define your learning experience. How did they differ from yours / how were they similar?
  32. ! Methods of Exploration ! what are the means in

    which we can explore? ! - what are the ways in which we can identify and then define the different paths that individuals will take?
  33. ! Methods of Engagement ! ! what are the means

    in which we can engage? ! - what are exercises, who are the people, what are the resources or adventures?
  34. ! Learning Environment <spatial and sensory> ! ! what are

    the environments we can build that will support such means of exploration and engagement? ! - what are spaces and how can we tap into our different senses in order to do so?
  35. ! Define the Experience ! ! Combine your ideas into

    an visually represented experience. ! what does it look like? what is the story of that experience? ! Learning Experience Framework Learning Objective Learning Outcomes Methods of Exploration Methods of Engagement Learning Environment <spatial and sensory>
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