Tip #531: Art Can Deepen Learning

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“I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and allows less room for lies.” LeCorbusier

An art activity can be a useful method to help participants gain a different perspective or deeper understanding. They have to dig deeply to discover the meaning and essence of what it is that they will represent through art.

Art activities work well as long as the participants understand that it is the quality of their ideas that is important, not the quality of their artistry.

There are two types of art activities. In the first, the participants are given complete freedom to create whatever they want. We will call this self-initiated art. In the second, the facilitator models the desired pre-formulated art and the … Read the rest

Tip #267: Creating a Learning Community #2

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In a recent workshop, Wanda Sloan, HR Diversity/Staff Development Specialist at Blackhawk Technical College, asked an intriguing question: How can we create a learning community in a workshop? Our excellent group came up with five techniques that we have used. My task is to share them with you. (And I know if I forget something important, Shirley, David, Wanda or Anna will let me know!)

There are three simple ways to build and reinforce connections among learners. I call them simple because they don’t require any real planning, preparation, or materials. We discussed these in last week’s Tip.

There are two ways to build and reinforce connections among learners that are very colorful and require some planning, preparation, and materialsRead the rest