Teaching for Experience Workshop
Sunday, June 18 - Friday, June 23, 2017
“Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you.” - Aldous Huxley
We all know that we learn best and most deeply from experience. Huxley’s insight is that experience is constructed, not transmitted. But how can teachers and students construct experience? Can experiences be designed? If so, how?
Teaching for Experience is a five day workshop for teachers who are interested in exploring and sharing how they can use the principles of experience-based learning to make the learning in their schools transformative.
Established in 2005, the Teaching for Experience Workshop is open to sixteen teachers. The Workshop is constructed as an experience that brings together teachers with a wide range of experience, from a variety of disciplines.
This workshop explores questions like these:
- What are the characteristics of deep learning?
- How can we, as teachers, facilitate deep learning?
- What is the difference between a discussion and dialogue and why does it matter in the classroom?
- Why is there less use of design by students in high school than in either earlier grades or college?
- How does thinking about thinking (meta-cognition) create experience?
- Is self-assessment a necessary component for experience-based learning?
- How can teachers effectively use transfer as a way of generating experience?
- How does collaborative learning affect the depth of learning?