Leading in Experiential Learning
Offers experiential educators an opportunity to obtain the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to engage in leadership practices to negotiate challenges and opportunities associated with experiential teaching and learning by applying the different leadership frameworks. Explores how to lead successful professional development experiences and how to establish and support effective professional learning communities. Offers students an opportunity to learn how to lead efforts to engage with, leverage, and contribute to different networks dedicated to supporting experiential teaching and learning.
Deeper Learning is a significant concept that caught my attention in this course. The text is: Design thinking for school leaders: Five roles and mindsets that ignite positive change. In this reading the authors present a way essentially to create a learning atmosphere that measures the appropriate tasks to ensure that proposed outcomes are being met and effectualness is determined through qualitative assessment.
As a leader in a helping profession, it is important to ensure that we are measuring the right skills.
Deeper Learning helps design instruction and learning in many fascinating ways. Deeper Learning also has great value in solving the crisis America as a society is facing – schools are not measuring the right things. According to Deeper Learning – Overarching video, Barbara Chow, puts it well, “we are deceiving ourselves right now about where our education system is, because really we are looking at the wrong measures. (1.03). The major takeaway from this course was how to impart a love of deeper learning, also referred to as significant learning, which is an important aspect of my learning philosophy.