Methodologies overview

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Place-based learning

Learning is intricately connected to the context and situation of the learner – their place. Learnlife Learning Guides will help learners develop t...

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Experience-based learning

For a learner to have a sense of purpose, they need to be guided through a journey, using place as the starting point, towards lifelong learning, r...

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Peer-to-peer, crowd-sourced and social learning

In a real-world context, not all learners have equal access to schooling and education, let alone strong educators who might act as role models. Cr...

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Project-based learning

Project-based learning is a methodology that has been articulated and developed during the last couple of decades. Perhaps the highest profile supp...

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Challenge-based learning

Challenge-based learning (CBL) is a framework for learning while solving real-world Challenges. The framework is collaborative and hands-on, asking...

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Play-based learning

What is play-based learning? A play-based program does not mean that children just do what they like all day. A play-based program will look differ...

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Nature-based learning

Today’s children and families often have limited opportunities to connect with the natural environment. Richard Louv called this phenomenon, ‘natur...

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Sustainability-based learning

The importance of education for sustainability: sustainability is about reducing our ecological footprint while simultaneously improving the qualit...

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Phenomenon-based learning

In Phenomenon Based Learning, holistic real-world phenomena provide the starting point for learning. The phenomena are studied as complete entities...

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Game-based learning

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-learning is an educational approach that combines learning objectives with community service in order to provide a pragmatic, progressive l...

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Social entrepreneurship learning

Social Entrepreneurship programs aim to expose learners to the cross-disciplinary skills necessary to build effective and efficient business-based ...

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Learning by tinkering / making

In the past decade, the terms makerspace, hackerspace, and fablab have come on the horizon. These are new names for what people have always done—co...

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Multilingual learning (culture tribes)

Learnlife favours the development of multilingualism in children. There is much research that highlights the positive impact multilingualism has on...

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Authentic learning – real world activities

Authentic learning typically focuses on real-world, complex problems and their solutions, using role-playing exercises, problem-based activities, c...

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Passion projects – learning without limits

How do we as educators provide students an environment to discover who they are, help them unlock the passions they hold, and guide their journey o...

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Deep dive learning & Deeper Learning

In an educational or business context, to conduct a deep dive means to perform an extensive analysis of a subject or problem. It is a term that was...

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Design thinking

Design Thinking for Educators is… A creative process that helps you design meaningful solutions in the classroom, at your school, and in your commu...

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Mobile learning

Mobile learning describes the capacity to distribute learning via online and mobile devices anywhere, anytime. During the 2000s many educators and ...

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Learning through adventure

The notion of learning through adventure is both broad and specific. Deep learning can occur when a learner is engaged in multiple adventures that ...

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Internship based learning

Authentic learning and learning in context are both valuable experiences for a learner. In a changing world of employment and skills, the majority ...

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Boot Camp (bootcamp) learning

Bootcamp learning has a range of meaning and possible descriptions. In its pure sense, it refers to a high intensity, physically demanding fitness ...

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Agile learning

As with other listed methodologies, the term ‘agile learning’ has both general and specific interpretations. In the general sense, it refers to a l...

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Research-based learning

In the context of this listing, research-based learning refers to involving learners directly in authentic research projects. This has an impact on...

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‘Open space technology’ learning

Open Space Technology refers to an established learning strategy that enables a community to engage deeply with topics of relevance and concern to ...

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