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As Joi Ito says, education is what others do to you, and learning is what you do for yourself. If learning explicitly includes defining and solving problems, then participants are modeling the process of learning on one’s own and becoming better learners. We can start simply with having students ask questions, or by solving multi-step problems that the instructor knows the answer to.
Through exploration learning, learners should:
During exploration learning, learners should do one or more of:
Involving students in knowledge creation is a challenge in a large university unless we bring research into the classroom and the classroom into the research lab. Exploration learning skills are critical to the concept of “master learners” – students must learn the skills and processes needed for answering tomorrow’s questions, not just absorb the content discovered to date.