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Sherwood Discovery Learning 16sep10

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Stephen Sherwood

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Transcript of Sherwood Discovery Learning 16sep10

1. Experimenting
3. Analysis and conclusion
Problem
Knowledge gaps
Prioritization
Design
What farmers don’t know cannot help them... (Bentley 1989; Huayapa 1991; Sherwood 1994 y 1997)

Metamorphosis and life cycles
Existence of beneficial organisms
Germ theory -- existence of microbes and pathogens
Nutrient cycles
soil
erosion
seed
quality
Andean
weevil
late
blight
2. Observation
3. Analysis and
Conclusion
2. Observation
1. Experience
4. Application
3. Analysis and
Conclusion
2. Observation
1. Experience
4. Application
3. Analysis and
Conclusion
2. Observation
1. Experience
4. Application
4. Application
1. Experience
2. Observation
3. Analysis and
Conclusion
4. Application
Reduction in use of highly toxic pesticides: metamidaphos (40%), carbofuran (75%)
Reduction in pesticide use, while maintaining production (19 t/ha): from 12 to 7 applications (60% less active ingredient by area)
Improved profitability: Cost/tm 22%;
net benefit/ha. 36%
Impacts
Katalysis
Role of the facilitator:
Prepare sessions
See and use learning opportunities
Stimulate thinking
Stimulate interaction among participants
Guide the learning process
Create a friendly learning environment
Manage effective discussions and debates
But why?
Principles of discovery-based learning:
What is relevant and meaningful is decided by the learner, and must be discovered by the learner -- Learning flourishes in a situation in which teaching is seen as a facilitating process that assists people to explore and discover the personal meaning of events for them.

Learning is a consequence of experience -- People take part when they have assumed responsibility and experienced success.

Co-operative approaches are enabling -- As people invest in collaborative group activity, they develop a better sense of their own worth in a community.

Learning is an evolutionary process – Learning is characterised by free and open communication, confrontation, acceptance, respect and the right to make mistakes. It is full of surprises.

Each person’s experience of reality is unique -- As people become more aware of how they learn and solve problems, they can refine and modify their own styles of learning and action.
Discovery-based learning for
ecological literacy

Scaling up in name, not meaning
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