Generative Learning: Educating Students to Connect Academic Concepts with the Knowledge They Are Gaining from Real Life
Opening Plenary Session Description: In order to learn for life, students must first learn how to identify the knowledge and skills they are gaining from life. One fundamental challenge to this goal is the fact that the knowledge people gain from life experiences is tacit and therefore unconscious in nature. Although many scholars believe tacit knowledge is essential for innovation, creativity, competent practice and lifelong learning, it is difficult to identify, share and develop. This keynote will address this gap by providing an overview to the principles, research and practices related to “Generative Learning” - a teaching, assessment and eportfolio methodology that supports students in integrating the explicit (conscious and formal) knowledge they’ve gained in their academic courses, with the tacit (unconscious and informal) insights, skills and capacities they’ve acquired from life experience. This methodology was developed at the University of Michigan and is now part of MPortfolio Process – a campus-wide eportfolio effort. Participants will also be able to take part in a brief Generative Learning exercise.
For more information, please visit the Integrative Knowledge Collaboration website.
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