Transformative Learning

First Person Video and Learning

by Chris Grabau, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center Video tutorials have become an increasingly popular way to effectively learn new tasks.  In a recent study on Google customer trends, 7-10 of all YouTube viewers use the platform to seek help with everything from work, studies, or hobbies (O’Neil-Hart, 2017 However, when demonstrating certain tasks, the perspective… Continue reading First Person Video and Learning

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The Power of “Constructive Controversies”

by Debra Lohe, Director, Reinert Center Transformative learning necessarily involves change -- in knowledge, in perspective, and ultimately, in behavior. Key to this process is the idea of perspective transformation. There are many ways to link course learning to opportunities for students to shift their perspectives, about themselves and about others. Helping students transform their… Continue reading The Power of “Constructive Controversies”

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Interleave Practice to Transform Learning

by Chris Grabau, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center The sequence in which information or skills are rehearsed can have an influence on recall, memory, or mastery of learning.  Interleaving is an approach to learning where several related items are mixed together in a single study session.  “When practice is interleaved rather than blocked, the practice of… Continue reading Interleave Practice to Transform Learning

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Selecting and Providing Information

by James Fortney, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center Transformative learning theory encourages instructors to question the meaning and purpose of information they provide to learners (Cranton & King, 2003). This requires a process of critical self-reflection on course content that can occur before, during, and after we teach. During the design phase of a course, for… Continue reading Selecting and Providing Information