I openly share my philosophy on learning so that learning experiences that I am a part of can be as successful as possible. It is my hope that my philosophy is viewed as a partnership between learner and facilitator – one would not exist without the other.
What do I believe about Learning?
I believe that learning takes place when both learner and facilitator have agreed upon outcomes, and those outcomes have been achieved at the end of the learning experience.
I believe that learning takes place when both learner and facilitator are actively engaged in learning sessions.
I believe that learning takes place when both learner and facilitator are willing to improve, develop, and keep a positive attitude.
I believe that learning never ends. We are all learning every single day and will, hopefully, be learners until our last.
“Ancora Imparo” (“I’m still learning”)
– Michelangelo, age 87
As a Learner you will:
Ensure you understand the learning outcomes, objectives, and agenda and respect them as the course flows. You will ask questions if there is confusion or if you need clarification.
Collaborate with your peers and share experiences in order to create a richer experience for everyone in class.
Give yourself (and your peers) the space to ask questions, improve, and fail safely as needed.
Be engaged, positive, and energized about the learning experiences you are part of.
As a Facilitator of Learning, I will:
Commit to setting learning outcomes, objectives, and agendas -and respect them when facilitating courses.
Allow participants/learners to collaborate and share past experiences to gain a new understanding/perspective of content.
Understand the needs of the learners and be creative and knowledgeable about how to meet those needs.
Realize I do not have all the answers and be willing to find the answers or learn along with the class.
Continually improve and develop my own skills to ensure I am up to date on learning technologies/trends.
Be engaged, positive, and energized about the learning experiences I am part of.