Saturday, November 05, 2011

Progressive Inquiry and Transformative Learning

I believe that in finding;
  1. a trusted set of learning partners
  2. a well facilitated iterative learning approach (progressive inquiry)
  3. a robust and nimble platform for building a community of practice and transformative learning practices
these would be optimal for creating deep learning for adults and those engaged in continued professional development.

So what do I mean by all this;
  1. you can't learn everything by yourself. No matter how hard you try.
  2. people (re: mentors) will greatly assist in your learning and these should be ongoing relationships.
  3. inquiry based approaches deepen learning.
  4. online communities provide an excellent (asynchronous) source for networked learning and for meeting like minded learners.
  5. collaborative technologies have come along way in the last 10 years. And you should endeavour to use these technologies, and find the technologies that work well for you.
  6. transformative learning is about pushing boundaries, sometimes really far. Learning should oscillate in and out of your comfort zone.