triple loop learning

Learning and teaching are as old as mankind. They were developed at the bottom of every society and were aimed at maintaining or renewing a society. It was also a way to give everyone a position in the community. In the beginning, constructivism emphasized knowledge construction, later with the rise of social constructivism, the balance shifted to motivation and optimization of self-regulation (metacognition). The learner needs metacognition if we want to achieve conceptual change. Motivation is of primary importance because it relates to metacognitive activity and to the pursuit of meaningful, deep learning (Blom, Hoek, and Ten Dam, 2007).

With online or distance learning, more and more people will participate in a different kind of learning environments? Which kind of learning process suits these leanring environments? What are the differences between the existing learning processes and how can we support learning in these new learning environments?

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In the first 2 blogs I explained that it is important to find the right balance between structure and chaos and how we can do that. The last section felt maybe a little strange for you. I pointed out that there is a need for a meta intelligence, a digital one to support learning platforms and learning communities to stay human…

In this article I introduce you to BOBIP, Bringing Out the Best In People. Let’s go for a ride!

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In the previous blog I talked about the balance between structure and chaos. Through building structure in the unstructured, we can evolve to a human organizing system. The following question may pop up right away:
How can we structure chaos?

  • looking at a broader scoop: what is in for us?
  • bringing the outside in

In general to relate.

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Human Organizing

To make complex situations understandable, we try as humans, to put processes, knowledge, systems into visuals, models, frameworks, matrices etc… At best, these models are simplifications of reality and a stepping stone to a deeper understanding of the whole. But sometimes they are just too simple and too one-sided and they go awry. Yet they remain common good. one of these widely used models is this of an organization system.

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community

Introduction 

Within the trend of lifelong learning I’m convinced that peer to peer learning is an important and increasing way humans will learn from each other. First of all content is all over the internet and can be found easely. Universities, learning platforms as Udemy or Coursera offer a large range of digital courses  and micro learnings. We follow “Youtubers” or become member of online communities to develop our skills or insights. Especially the growth of learning communities triggers me.

What follows is what I observed by doing several interviews with community managers, community members and 2 focus groups between community members with as topic “How can we facilitate peer to peer learning in online Communities of Practice”.

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innovate education

But how did the teachers fare? You hear different stories, teachers who are super creative and experimental with digital tools, teacher who are eager to learn, collaborate, innovate… and teachers who do not know how to start with this…

A major pitfall was the lack of knowledge of the technological tools that can be used. That causes great uncertainty for the teacher… can you imagine the teacher’s behavior, a switch to control, being strict, or giving up? Teh support towards teachers wasn’t equal. We saw big differences between schools.

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Learntech is a tech application, that supports learning. We all learn. You can be a kid or an adult, employed or unemployed you can learn at school or home, you can learn in a group or alone… It doesn’t matter, learning or personal development are everywhere and can take place at any time. Which are the challenges for learntech designers and users? 

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scalable learning leanring becomes place and time independent

We are living in a time of digital transformation, which influences all aspects of society. Jobs will disappear, will change and new jobs will be defined. In person, I’m thankful that engineers and other techies develop innovative tools to make our lives more easy. I see an evolution from “have to work” to “choose to work or create”. This gives us, as human beings, the possibility to strengthen our talents and competences. We get the benefit of self-development and creation.

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#Edtech #innovatie

We zitten in een #transitieperiode. De helft van de jobs zal veranderen. Leren zal voor het leven zijn. De klassieke leerperiodes, die we nu kennen, verdwijnen. Levenslang leren wordt de norm. Door de technologische vooruitgang evolueren we verder naar individuele leermomenten, die onafhankelijk van tijd en ruimte staan.

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