We know that people learn from each other in both formal and informal ways. Two people who have dedicated much of their life to understanding social learning and developing a framework around it are Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner. In this session, I speak with them about the big ideas in their book, Learning to Make a Difference. They share ways that we can live and learn intentionally in a social learning context.
- Shifting the perspective from learning as transmission to learning for making a difference
- Social learning theory as a foundation for meaningful learning
- How social learning theory contributes to general learning theory
- Getting at meaningfulness fo the individual
- Value of discussions and context
- Importance of social groups
- Difference between social spaces and social learning spaces
- Some ways facilitators can create social learning spaces
- Lenses for thinking about conflict in a social environment
- Different types of value that learning can generate (learning flows)
TIME: 36 minutes
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- Learning to Make a Difference by Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner
- The Wenger-Trayner website with resources, blog, etc.
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