Thursday, September 29, 2011

A Recipe for Creating Significant Deep Learning Experiences

I was thinking that it would be fun to work with some great teachers and share some ideas on how the framework for create significant deep learning experiences could be applied.  We would use a recipe metaphor and model after cooking shows.  Here are some very preliminary thoughts. Once we worked out the details we would share the demonstration during a TLT Group FridayLive Session.  Let me know what you think?

With every recipe there are ingredients.  I think we would create a scenario and provide the following information:

Name of the recipe or is this case the outcome:________________

The ingredients:
  • The course
  • The competency
  • The topic
  • The audience
  • The setting
  • Other ingredients:__________________
The directions:
Demonstrate how the outcome is achieved using the following framework:
  • A coherent knowledge structure.
  • Assessment strategies where learners are presenters and performers of their learning.
  • Active learning tasks that also involve long term engagement.
  • A positive and challenging environment.  It is all about the learner and their learning.