Designing for Learning

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One experiment I am using with graduate students, and teachers, is to use the problem/human based design based on what is happening in their setting. they are free from "class" to work on this a they choose and work where they choose. it probably will not work within a tradition k-12 school day, but it sure does work well so far in graduate education - we just let them reset the day (we use a concentrated schedules of 3 1/2 days of 25 hours) to their liking. much more creative work in the designs.

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Hi Myron,

Great post and I do think it can be adapted to a K12 context--from my own experience in a Montessori School, I remember there were times throughout the day when we were given the choice of what we would like to learn or work on. Would love to hear from you and others more ideas on how we might translate this to a K12 context.

Also, I noticed you didn’t upload a photo. Adding a photo helps to make your post more fun and engaging for others to read. You should be able to use the Edit Contribution button on the top of your post and follow the instructions to add images from there. I like to take a screenshot of something or just pull a photo from the web.

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Thanks for the affirmation. And for suggesting photos. I am teaching in Austria now so do not have access to the photos of the described procedure, but will try when I get back home to add photos.

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I agree with you Elsa, my son started in Montessori School years ago. They give a solid foundation and give you freedom once you show that you are ready.

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