📑 The Need for Transformational Learning is Long Overdue

Bookmarked The Need for Transformational Learning is Long Overdue: (We need a “Greta Thunberg” for Education) by Val MargaritVal Margarit (Heutagogy Community of Practice)

Education should encourage students to explore, control and design their individual learning experience based on their own values, and interests. Educators can achieve this by creating heutagogical learning environments that support, motivate and empower students to trust their abilities, to take chances, and to learn from mistakes. The unpredictable world needs proactive, self-directed people with the skills to survive and thrive in diverse working environments.

Val Margarit discusses the six steps she uses for encouraging heutagogical learning environments:

  1. Awareness of teacher expectations and the Pygmalion effect.
  2. Making mindful choices for how to proceed.
  3. Help students focus on an intention.
  4. Repeat this process again and again.
  5. Support students with their emotions.
  6. Complete daily journals to plot the learning journey.

In some ways this reminds me of Joel Speranza’s entry and exit strategy.

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