Facilitation for Real Ownership

The key to optimizing learning and building long-term memory is to create ‘ownership’ of learning content. (Jensen, 2005; Poldrack et al., 2001) Below are facilitation skills I have been especially aware of lately in my work. These go beyond technique. They are more about “being” than “doing.” See which ones you practice and which ones […]

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Tips for Supporting Young Introverts

By Valerie Uccellani and Jeanette Romkema Adapted by Global Learning Partners from Susan Cain’s Quiet p345-347   Don’t just accept a child for who she is; treasure her.  As long as they’re in settings that suit them, introverted children can be kind, thoughtful, focused, and very interesting company. Talk to her teacher(s), friends’ parents, grandparents […]

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Dialogue Education in the University: Creating the Environment for Learning

This is just one resource in a series to support the application of Dialogue Education to higher education.  For more resources, we invite you to check out our Teaching at the University collection.   By Jeanette Romkema and Dan Haase NOTE: These tips were written with the undergraduate professor and students in face-to-face full-time learning environment […]

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Bringing the Sacred into Learning

 The above image was drawn on one of our tables by a participant over the period of our 7-day course. Last week we had the honor of teaching the course Designing Learner-Centered Training for Conflict Transformation at the Summer Peacebuilding Institute (SPI) at Eastern Mennonite University located in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Each year the students gather […]

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