Learn by Doing
People retain knowledge and skills if they have
immediate and repeated opportunities to practice what is learned.
Learning increases in an atmosphere that is the
reminiscent of any formal schooling
Variety of Methods
Research has demonstrated that learning proceeds
most quickly when information reaches the learner through more than one
sensory channel. We use methods directed at the visual, auditory and kinesthetic channels.
Guidance Not Grades
We use no devices for comparative evaluation of your
progress. We offer honest individualized feedback with explicit
performance standards. We help you set achievable learning goals and
suggest ways to meet them.
No Tricks, Traps or Red Herrings
Such artifice hinders and sometimes prevents
Learning by Layering
We believe in layering information
basic information first, followed by exercises and
experiences to use and practice applying the information. We aim to set cognitive hooks in the mind so that
you can identify
issues, recognize critical information in life-like situations. We do not believe in memorize and
Learning How to Learn
Information and knowledge are increasing
exponentially. A key skill is learning how to improve your ability to
learn. A first step is to become aware of your own learning style and how
you can broaden it to improve your learning ability.
Guidelines for Participation
All persons here are of equal worth and value; all opinions are
valued and needed.
We all will be speaking from our experiences; we
talk about what is true for us. We agree to listen to one another with
respect. Areas will arise where we agree to disagree.
If you tend to be quiet in group situations,
work on increasing your contributions were here to
learn from one another. On the other hand, avoid monopolizing the
discussion by talking too much or too long.
||Express your needs and expectations
Let us know what you need and expect. Please do
it in a way that maximizes the possibility that people will hear you
Asking questions is a great way to learn; it is
not a sign of weakness. Help create an atmosphere where it is easy for
everyone to ask questions.
options, perceptions and assumptions;
experiences before passing judgment.
|| Extend yourself, take risks, make
mistakes in pursuit of learning.
Learning doesnt happen if you dont take
risks and make mistakes.
in an honest way that helps others.
Please speak in I terms: I think; I feel; I believe; Its been my
experience that. Receive feedback
from others, try to understand not defend.
|| Be on time for
|| Cheat! Work and
share information with other people. Make a conscious effort to meet and
get to know people. Wear your name tag.
|| Take responsibility
for moving the group forward.
|| Enjoy and have fun.