WORKSHOPS

These workshops utilize Piaget’s Model of learning where learning is the process of constructing, not receiving, new knowledge. They use experiential activities to engage learners so the learners become active participants in the learning process. Their learning consists of three phases:

Exploration

In the exploration phase, students working in small groups, explore a new environment on their own, with minimal interventions on the part of the instructor. This phase is the learner’s personal encounter with the new material. The instructor’s principal role in the exploration phase is designing a task that will force the students to call their existing models into question.

Invention

The invention phase brings the entire group together, with the instructor playing a leading role. The group tries to make sense of the data generated during exploration. They work in an analytical mode, trying to generalize from their data by inventing new concepts or tools. The instructor may provide the standard technical terms for these “inventions,” or present a model in current use, or even deliver a mini-lecture to illuminate or integrate the students’ inventions.

Application

This phase completes the learning cycle by creating the opportunity for the students to interact with the world once again, this time using their newly acquired models. As in the exploration phase, the instructor merely provides a structure and observes the learners working in their small groups.

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