Learning Methodologies Overview

What are learning methodologies? 

Learning methodologies are systems of practices and procedures that educators, mentors, teachers, and Learning Guides use to support and enrich the learning journeys of learners. Our learning methodologies guide the learning process and the people who help learners reach goals. Element 10 in Learnlife’s New Learning Paradigm focuses on diversifying learning methodologies

Why is using different methodologies suitable for a learner?

We use different methodologies to support all types of learners. We’re all different; therefore, we learn in different ways. These methodologies vary in style and levels of engagement to support our vision of providing a learning opportunity for every personality. To encourage self-determined, lifelong learners, learners must be exposed to diverse learning methodologies and varied experiences. 

By broadening learning methodologies, educators facilitate engaging, purpose-inspired learning experiences and provide the flexibility learners require to develop their core skills and competencies.

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Place-based learning

Place-based learning expands learners’ understanding of their local and global community, through the physical environment, culture, history, and people.

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Experience-based learning

Experience-based learning is the process of learning through experiences and opportunities that personally engage and are significant to the learners.

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Social learning

Social learning suggests that people learn through interaction and observation in social settings and is one of the most powerful learning methodologies.

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Project-based learning

Project-based learning is one of Learnlife’s 25 methodologies used as a strategy to impact learning and to prepare learners for the “real world”.

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Challenge-based learning

Challenge-based learning is a framework for learning while solving real-world challenges and a way of structuring quests or projects. It builds on the foundation of experiential learning.

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Play-based learning

Play is the way in which children learn best. Play-based learning programmes are part of Learnlife's learning methodologies.

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Nature-based learning

At Learnlife, nature-based learning helps provide a foundation for understanding sustainability issues and environmental challenges when people are young.

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Sustainability-based learning

Sustainability-based learning is about reducing our ecological footprint while improving the quality of life that we value—the liveability of our society.

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Phenomenon-based learning

Phenomenon-based learning tackles real-world scenarios such as media, technology, water or energy, holistically from different subject areas’ perspectives.

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Game-based learning

Unlike gamification, game-based learning relates to the use of games to enhance the learning experience.

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Service learning

Service-based learning occurs when students achieve real objectives for the community while developing a deeper understanding and skills for themselves.

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Social entrepreneurship learning

Social entrepreneurship aims to expose learners to the cross-disciplinary skills necessary to build effective and efficient business-based solutions to social problems.

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Learning by tinkering or making

Tinkering or making are new names for the following; to come together to fix things, make new things, and learn from each other.

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Multilingualism, multilingual learning and culture tribes

Multilingualism strengthens language proficiency and develops cultural awareness of societies by allowing learners to draw comparisons and learn from different languages.

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Authentic learning

Authentic learning builds learners' capacity in learning: affective, psychomotor, and cognitive, that prepares students for the 21st century.

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Passion-based learning

Passion-based learning means that Learning Guides help learners explore existing passions and discover new ones, by supporting projects that are co-created by learners.

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Deep learning

In an educational or business context, to conduct a form of deep learning means to perform an extensive analysis of a subject or problem.

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Design thinking

Design thinking is a human-centred approach to innovation that can be used in many situations - such as projects & challenges, & everyone involved is a learner.

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Mobile learning

Mobile learning describes the capacity to distribute learning via online and mobile devices anywhere, anytime.

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Adventure-based learning

The ability to be able to develop skills of good judgement, leadership, and interpersonal communication can all be enhanced through adventure-based learning.

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Internship learning

In a changing world of employment, internship learning is an excellent way for learners to gain real world experience in their desired field.

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Boot camp learning

Boot camp learning helps people who struggle in other school settings learn more quickly or learn a specific skill in a short amount of time.

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Agile learning

A modified version of agile learning is helpful as a team development goal, as well as for learners working on product development as individuals.

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Research-based learning

Research-based learning techniques are introduced to learners in many contexts to develop their interpretation, analysis, and application skills.

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Open space technology learning

Open space technology is a methodological tool that enables self-organising groups of all sizes to deal with complex issues in a very short period of time.

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Stages of autonomy

The Stages of Autonomy framework provides guidelines as to the relevant skills needed for autonomous learning capability and provides a detailed understanding of the indicators of growth in each domain.

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