Pedagogy: How Do We Learn?

Pedagogy |noun The method and practice of teaching. The science and art of education. Its aims range from the full development of the human being to skills acquisition. Problem Based Learning & Place Based Learning Davie Philip has a background in designing and delivering education using active learning methodologies. The needs and expectations of society,… Continue reading Pedagogy: How Do We Learn?

Teaching theory: Accelerated learning

The accelerated learning approachis based on the observation that a holistic learner involvement enhances learning. This means that not just the intellect but the whole person and body are envolved. More precisely, this means not just the survivalist auto-run part of the brain but also the mid part responsible for feelings, emotions and memory as… Continue reading Teaching theory: Accelerated learning

Learning Theory

“Learning is the process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of  experience.“ (David A. Kolb) David A. Kolb states in the context of his experiential learning theory that learning is best conceived as a continuous process that is grounded in experience rather than in terms of outcomes. Contemporary learning theories state that experience and… Continue reading Learning Theory

Participation, motivation & inclusion methods

Here some very interesting material by Aranya. Enjoy! Training or learning? Modern principles of effective training and development Focus on learning, not training As a teacher, you may talk about learning, not training, thus focusing on the person (from the inside out, not the outside in), and offer relevant learning in as many ways as… Continue reading Participation, motivation & inclusion methods

Emergent Permaculture Pedagogy?

Is there such a thing as permaculture pedagogy? I’d say it’s emerging as we speak 🙂 Beginnings First there was the chalk & talk – follow the master’s lead academic pedagogy of people like Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton. They demonstrate pre-digesting permaculture knowledge and skills. The Permaculture: A Designers Manual and the classic 72-hour Permaculture… Continue reading Emergent Permaculture Pedagogy?

Pedagogy: what is it?

Wikipedia says this about pedagogy: Pedagogy (from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) “Pedagogy (/ˈpɛdəɡɒdʒi/ or /ˈpɛdəɡoʊdʒi/) is the science and art of education, specifically instructional theory. An instructor develops conceptual knowledge and manages the content of learning activities in pedagogical settings. (…) Students learn as they internalize the procedures, organization, and structures encountered in social contexts… Continue reading Pedagogy: what is it?