Sustained Learning – The CorkScrew Experiment

Today’s learning often is mixed up with information procurement, especially when it is done with smartphones: Someone is searching for some information, takes the smartphone, checks “oncle Google” and finds the requested information. Now he thinks he has learned something. Short time later (that can be even minutes) he has forgotten what he had found. Read More …

Digital Competences

Digital competences are necessary to survive in our current society. This has been made clear in the moment where thousands of people started to work from their home office. The same way pupils and students stayed at home because their school or university was closes. Suddenly, there was a situation where the teachers taught their Read More …

Importance of Adult Education

Adult education has been a fundamental part of further education and Life Long Learning for decades. It can be seen as a tool to remove illiteracy from society. It gives people a chance to increase their education after school has finished or besides their vocational education or professional development. In many European countries, Adult Education Read More …

Why do we use frameworks in education?

A framework is a particular set of rules, ideas, or beliefs which you use in order to deal with problems or to decide what to do[1].   Typical problems in education are: quality enhancement, needs and preconditions of learners, pedagogical concepts, structure of lessons (or courses) and other more. Teaching and learning frameworks are research-informed Read More …

What does “flipped” mean?

The flipped approach means active and self-directed learning, to “flip” the roles (Trainer ⇒ Facilitator, Learner ⇒ Self-determining adult) with self-responsibility for their learning (heutagogical approach). Heutagogy means self-determined learning. It is important that learners acquire both competencies and capabilities. Competency can be understood as proven ability in acquiring knowledge and skills (and attitudes), while Read More …