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Encouraging Insights into Learning

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Claire Keenan

on 1 December 2012

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Transcript of Encouraging Insights into Learning

Our journey of Discovery with Guided Independent Learning (GIL) Encouraging Insights into Learning Encouraging insights into learning: Setting out Problem:
How can we meet the needs of diverse learners? Why we hit the road... Paing Mu from Myanmar

NZ Resident - former refugee
Aiming towards Diploma in Childbirth Education
Very limited prior learning experience
Mature learner
Kinaesthetic preference
Spikey profile Marina Japan - 18 weeks

International student
Highly educated
Liberal Arts - no concrete focus
Generation Y
Visual preference
Spikey profile Effective learning:
an active, constructive process
is learner centred
fosters autonomy
empowers learners to choose how they learn
dynamic
tailored to learner's interests, skill level and motivations Educational ideals
Run by class tutors
Guided by Individual Learning Plans
5 hours per week (of 21 total hours) ELP Guided Independent Learning 1:1 "conversations" with tutors about their learning Reflective journal/ group discussions ILPs and goal setting Key outputs Reflection Reflection Evaluate Conferencing
“Conversations” Strengths & weaknesses Learning styles What happens in GIL? Reflection Reflection Evaluate Conferencing
“Conversations” Strengths & weaknesses Learning styles What happens in GIL?

 

  Have a GIL “champion.”
Know your learners.
Learner training.
Tutor professional development and support.
Process for monitoring student activities and progress.
Time for reflection and evaluation.
Use an on-line learning platform e.g. Moodle What you need Empowered Learners Base camp Exploring the Territory Mapping the route Reflection Reflection Evaluate Conferencing
“Conversations” Strengths & weaknesses Learning styles What happens in GIL? Reflection Reflection Evaluate Conferencing
“Conversations” Strengths & weaknesses Learning styles What happens in GIL? Role of Tutor Student perceptions
Goal Setting
Feedback
Demonstrates Resources
Explains strategies
Individual Support Tutor Perceptions
Orientation
Learner training
Monitoring
Making Links
Individualised Learning
Learner Support Coach
Facilitator
Mentor The Power of Independent Learning Challenges Mapping the route Madeline Carroll and Claire Keenan
NMIT English Language Programme Individualised self-paced learning Preferred Learning Style Self Access Conversations Projects (cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr (cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr How much self directed learning is expected in your courses?

What are the learners doing in that time?

How effectively are they using that time? How do you know? How would you set up GIL in your course/programme?
How many hours per week?
What learning resources would you make available to learners?
What would be your biggest challenges? Our next steps Tutor training - the art of facilitation
Trialling GIL in other programmes
Applying for an AKO Aotearoa funded project
More information avaialble on FABENZ Ning, get involved! Successes and Potential Prepares learners more fully for 21st century learning
Enhances "core skills" and thinking skills
Encourages reflective practice
Facilitates a change in educational philosphy in tutors
Sharing resources and ideas
Self Access centre fully utilised
Impact on Educational Performance - 10% increase in Course Completions
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