Structure and Format of the Learning Units

Carlos Miranda Levy • 13 April 2017
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A typical learning unit in our program includes three or more sub-units or levels that can be revisited or progressively explored by participants in accordance to a spiral curriculum approach.

In the most common scenario, a unit includes three sub-units for ideation, design and implementation, with intermediary validation, testing and enhancement actions and connections in between as well.

The attractiveness of the units and motivation throughout the program is achieved through the following format and structure guidelines:

  • Show the magic first:
    • All units start with a practical example, where an action, delivers a result.
  • Don't just show and tell: Get pupils excited doing and learning by discovery.
    • Content, coverage and deliver maintain a balance of 25% Theory - 75% Practice.
    • Theory can come at the end, after practice or be split and distributed along the lesson.
  • Each unit is part of a larger path that delivers professional skills, results and outcomes.
    • Each unit is clearly linked to the larger path with recommended previous and next units.
  • Each unit delivers a practical, tangible and demonstrable skill and outcome.
    • Even those that serve as theoretical foundation, include a practical activity with a practical outcome.
  • All units include recommended further readings and online and printed resources and activities.

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