Step 1 -Transformational Learning
Thinking about transformation, my observation is that people do not like to be changed, individuals are willing to change when it meets a need, and that in general people would rather that someone else change…the “They should…” syndrome.
My working definition for learning is ” integrating new knowledge, skills or beliefs, resulting in a change in behavior”. Transformation is the highest level of learning and in my opinion would include an increase on the energetic level (see learning domains below). Shedding the old skin for a new/larger one is change and growth. Morphing from a caterpillar to a butterfly is transformation.
As a design reflection activity I am mapping the 4 eCourse types to Otto Scharmer’s 4 social fields from his Theory U: downloading opinions, exchange of facts, mutually informative discussion, and transformative dialogue where both/all parties are changed by the experience. Also including Scharmer’s 3 types of knowledge: nonreflective, self reflective, and transcendent knowledge which is reflection in action.
Layer in Blooms Taxonomy with 6 levels of expertise (novice to expert) in each of 3 learning domains: cognitive (head/thinking/ideas), affective (heart/being/values), psychomotor (hand/doing/actions), plus a 4th domain I call <i>energetic, </i>and that should bring me a little closer to being able to design transformative learning.
This is awesome. Thank you for so many different perspectives on the Art of Transformation Daniel.
Excited to see what you come up with once you let this digest and settle.
Step 2 – Type of ecourse I want to create = several walks in the park.
I am inclined to go for the level 4 long transformative journey, and that is where I am aiming, but something tells me to take the coaching and keep it simple at this point in our trek. My content is suited to a simple entry level walk in the park, followed by a few more walks in the park…then we will see who is a climber, who is a camper and who is a quitter as we make for the summit.
—Dan “Facilimaxitator” Doherty
Step 3 – Taking Inventory
Ya…lots of ideas I am dragging into this project. I tend to mindmap to broaden the scope so I know the context then choose an area to focus on first. I am going to experiment with getting to the crux and developing a solid minimum viable product (MVP) that I can then expand. We’ll see how that works.
Awesome. Digging the mini course (multiple walks in the park idea). I know for us wtih the GEA, that’ll be all we create moving forward. This bohemoth sized adventure was a ton of work, now we’re gonna narrow in our focus and create super result-specific courses (like “Green Screen Magic”). Stoked to hear a clearer outline for your first course as it becomes clearer Sir Facilimaxitator!
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