If you enjoyed my previous blog about phenomenon-based learning or you are interested in cross-curricular learning, this is a good read about the benefits of heutagogy, or self-led learning, from ‘The learning planet’.
Fred Garnett is running an enquiry into creativity and heutagogy, and he’s asked me to write 50 words on this topic. Heutagogy, in a nutshell, is the study of learning that is determined by the learner. Self-determined learners can in turn become heutagogics themselves by developing critical awareness of their own learning preferences, goals and practices. Being a self-determined sort of learning person, I’ve resisted Fred’s limit of 50 words (‘I didn’t have time to write a shorter letter…’) but you can take what 50 word bits you want from this.
My thesis is this: All effective or meaningful learning depends on a good balance between Creative and Methodical modes.
|Ways of communicating||Connotative||Denotative|
|Ways of thinking||Divergent and open-ended||Convergent and judging|
|Ways of perceiving||Inward and reflecting||Outward and observing|
|Ways of making||Poietic and generative||Technical and imitative|
Creative modes can flourish even…
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