I spoke to my activity-based learning model as part of a larger presentation, and someone suggested that it really helped to be walked through it. So this was on my ‘to do’ queue. And, finally, I created a walkthrough; here you go (about 5 and a half minutes).
I should note that I don’t view this as all that novel; most of these ideas have appeared elsewhere in some form of another. The contribution, I feel, is twofold:
- representing curriculum in a way that makes it hard to think of ‘info dump and knowledge test’ as a learning experience
- including explicit ways to develop thinking and learning skills
And it’s very much dependent on the quality of the choice of components: activity, product, reflection, etc.
As I close in the presentation, I welcome your thoughts and comments.