This is a note from a two-year-old journal:
From reading up on demotivation I learned the importance of the teacher in keeping students motivated. This is a departure from traditional conceptions of teaching focused on lectures from a teacher-centered approach.
At the same time, having this awareness has helped me approach my own learning with responsibility. I, too, can motivate myself.
From the same journal I jotted down a relevant quote:
Learning is best understood as an interaction among practitioners, rather than a process in which a producer provides knowledge to a consumer. (Etienne Wenger; from Informal Learning, Jay Cross)
Make your participants converse authentically:
- world cafe
- study circles
- appreciative inquiry
- open space
- strategic dialogues
- wisdom circles
Taken from Deschooling Society, I. Illich (1999).