Process Educators

... trust and respect students and are willing to shift control of their learning to them. These educators want to see growth in others and strive to foster their own self-growth. They can handle change and are willing to innovate and experiment. Because assessment is the best way to improve performance, they enjoy it, seek it, and practice it.

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Workshop: Generalizing

We invite all Academy members to register for the workshop, Generalizing: The Solution to Students' Inability to Transfer Knowledge to be facilitated by Dan Apple on February 27. This workshop is FREE for Academy members!

A top complaint of faculty about student learners is their inability to use prior learning (current knowledge) and transfer this knowledge to current learning challenges without reviewing, prompting or helping them integrate. This extends into the problem solving process where students typically apply only a small portion of what they have learned in dealing with open-ended problems. This workshop will examine the critical learning skill of generalizing in the learning process, what this learning skill really looks like, and how this learning skill can be improved. The activity will lead to the development of performance measure for generalizing.
Process Education integrates many different educational theories, processes, and tools in emphasizing the continuous development of learning skills through the use of assessment principles in order to produce learner self-development.