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sunnuntai 12. kesäkuuta 2011

The Experience Education

What are the most succesfull elements that drives students better learning results?

We have noticed in Finnish Entrepreneurship Network that these 5E elements will help students do better. 5E means more experiental learning than before.

First E means Entertainment. Every lesson or education event should include some "fun". Entertainment is passive and it could be for example music, plays, new places (theatre, company, museum. (to sense)

Second E is Education. People want to learn something new like "playing or learning child". In Education sector students are active and interactive. What students want to learn from their own perspective and experiences?(to learn)

Third sector includes Escapism elements. Somehow educator should create something "abnormal" or out of normal routines in teaching. I have had for example coffee breaks, some snacks, different learning environments like sauna, park, students home etc. Use your imagination for that ! (to do)

Fourth element is Esthetic. People want to see nice, beautiful things around them. You can make your materials (Powerpoint, Prezi documents,papers and other) as well as you can. Class should be well organized and whole school (environment) will tell students quality and style. (to be)

Fifth element is (E)spirit is very important. How you treat students and colleagues. School has some spirit or not. You can influence that doing your own attitude positive. (to feel)

Aki Puustinen
Headmaster of Muurame High School
Coordinator of Finnish Entrepreneurship Network

1 kommentti:

  1. Hi Aki!

    Excellent post and I consider all the points raised - the 5 Es - very important. Learning through experience is one of the best ways.

    Thank you for a great post!

    Kindest regards,