10 Concepts Powered To Increase Your Teaching and Learning

Written By: Lance Piatt

We’ve passed the age of whether or not to include online learning to our cache of educational options… It is here and if you’re not in the midst of learning via online modes you are already behind.  This is especially true for rescue and rigging folks.  It isn’t that rope rescue rigging systems and equipment change so quickly… more importantly, departments simply can not properly and professionally keep up with the demands of their people and effective learning gets flushed.

I have started a small but building course (within the Rigging Lab Academy membership library) called Awareness Level 1: Knowledge & Perception.  Learning metacognitive strategies helps you become comfortable with certain strategies so that you can automatically apply them to learning tasks, focusing your attention, deriving meaning, and making adjustments if something goes wrong.  Anyway, during my strategy meetings it was suggested I point out a few learning and teaching pathways that can and should be part of the online education process.

Here are ten effective and inspiring concepts to improve either your teaching or learning capacities.

  1. Active Learning: means engaging students in a manner that is not passive, but active.  Active contribution and relevant ideation guided by the instructor.  A collaboration process.
  2. Hybrid Learning: uses a combination of active learning and outside the classroom digital media.  The bridge between inside and outside learning allows for a wider understanding and approach.
  3. Meta-Cognitive Awareness: means thinking about your own thinking or knowledge.  Introspection forms a deeper more critical method of thinking through solutions.
  4. Meta-Affective Awareness: is similar to meta-cognitive awareness but is more in alignment with emotional intelligence (feelings and or bias and how they affect solutions outcome).
  5. Self-Regulated Learning: is a learning process that allows the learner to increase their capacity by addressing their own challenges in order to improve the outcome.
  6. Growth Mindset: puts the student into an improvement or goal orientation as opposed to something predicated on talent.
  7. Stereotype Threat: is based on negative experiences causing the learner to likely underperform and ways to counteract this dilemma for a more favorable outcome.
  8. Community-Engaged Learning and Service Learning: is a more “hands-on” real work experience type of education.  Learn as you go.
  9. Rhetorical Situation: is more of a persuasive approach that builds on purpose and context. It works through a roadmap process moving through a step by step process or building blocks.
  10. Grade Norming: is a method where removing bias and encouraging consistency.

All ten of these concepts can be incorporated through and or within the Rigging Lab Academy online learning membership.  Grab the link below and get a test drive of what you might be missing.

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