Presents case studies and examples from practitioners and examines the four major dimensions of advancing real learning: active learning, collaborative learning, learner-driven learning, learning about learning.

Learning in Classrooms – What's the Best We Know?

Learning in classrooms – what's the best we know?

Learning from the Best of our Experience

To begin this book and this chapter we invite you to initiate an ‘appreciative inquiry’ (Hammond, 2000) in order to introduce the themes of this book. Appreciative inquiry is an approach to innovation or improvement that starts by identifying the best of what currently is. It takes the stance that in every organisation something works well, and that we would be well advised to learn from it and take it into our future. Participants are asked to identify how ‘the best of what currently is’ came about, and work at imagining what it ...

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