Rethinking learning experiences embraces a personalize approach to learning that supports learners in taking back, in part, the learning process. Glenn's learning design is intended to be an enabler for a personalised approach that is rooted in an open and flexible perspective. Designing personalized pathways that is connected to changing educational needs is focused on digital innovations for learning. Important concepts of the Education Model includes the integration of both formal, and informal, learning episodes into a single experience. This increasingly integrates across institutional boundaries to connect a range of resources, and systems, within a personalized learning space. Our learning design is composed of multiple subsystems that integrate seamlessly with the purpose of enhancing the learning experience.
Learners naturally learn when they are motivated and have an enhanced focus towards learning. This fundamental learning touches on the inner thinking of the learner and refers to the centrality of emotions and their role in enabling learners to achieve success. Emotions are highly interconnected with both personal learning and how we ‘Connect’ with others in our collective journeys. Motivation, and positive feelings, drive the learner to engage with the doing and thinking fostered by the other aspects of the LXF foundations and are typically interconnected with how we ‘Act’ and ‘Reflect’. Learners learn more, initially, when they are focused on mastery rather than performance and when they have a belief in their capabilities, competencies, and ability for learning growth. Such feelings towards learning enable learners to be intrinsically, and intuitively, motivated.
Learners intuitively learn when they learn by doing. Action based practice is of central importance in positioning learning as both active and usable. In being able to undertake an action based approach, learners must also know through intuitively connecting with themselves and others. The fundamentals in the context of ‘Act’ informs the design of the action based, and applied practice, that should be central to all learning experiences. This needs to be underpinned by an instructional learning design approach. The instructional design approach needs to inform what, and how, the learner needs to learn. Learners intuitively embrace instructional strategies, and related assessments, that are aligned to clear learning goals and outcomes. The harmony of these fundamentals, or learning design, provides a consistent learner experience.
Learners embed learning when they set goals and ‘Reflect’ on their learning journey. A focus on setting goals and mastery, learning outcomes, action learning, informed iterative feedback, personal and collective learning, and reflective practice provides a learning pathway to conscious learning. These interconnections are the building blocks for learning journeys and enablers for intuitive and natural learning growth. Students learn better when they receive intuitive formative and summative feedback that provide pathways for reflective practice on the learning journey. Formative feedback, throughout the process of learning, provides a guided and responsive approach to enabling reflective learning practice. Personal intentions, and associated reflections, are are cornerstones for conscious learning.