Transformative Learning Spaces coLAB

Designing  Transformative Learning Spaces.

co-Stewards Claude Siegenthaler and Hilary Bradbury

We invite educators who design and lead learning spaces, such as classroom or program leaders, pre-K to grad school, to convene in a peer learning environment. Our intention is to help one another create more effective, more transformative, learning designs. We'll therefore inquire into the principles that scaffold transformative learning spaces.

During each session we will therefore work with a case study prepared by one of the rotating protagonist-participants. Participants are invited to bring their real life curriculum for consultation and be inspired to experimentation with new ARTistic practices.  We imagine each case can be discussed at least twice – first for learning about “current state & aspiration” and later with a debrief to reflecting on which experiments worked and which did not work.

During the session we will bring an informed developmental perspective to the case. At the end of each session we will harvest lessons learned and key principles. Our intention is in learning from experience and to distill our insights in a way useful to self and others beyond this co-lab. Our evolving knowledge about better designed learning spaces - and how to ensure them - will help support Action-oriented Researchers for Transformation (ART) and a next generation of ARTists. 

Teaching & Education Co-Lab

In this  video Claude and Hilary chat together about their earliest joint experiment with creating transformative learning spaces. This began in the context of an executive doctoral program in Switzerland in 2015.  Their work aimed to integrate personal development with Action-oriented Research for Transformations.  The emphasis on personal development (AKA first person work) was considered controversial by some faculty and students at the start...but it ended up becoming a big draw for later cohorts of students...listen in!

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