An Exercise in Learning Design

 

What is L·E·A·R·N?

The L·E·A·R·N framework has been developed by the Disruptive Media Learning Lab (DMLL) to aid in adoption of Beyond Flipped learning methods. L·E·A·R·N comprises of five elements, each designed to get participants considering different approaches from the traditional lecture-seminar-homework teaching style. Employing the framework allows for a more dynamic and innovative approach to teaching and learning, focusing on five key stages of the process.
The L·E·A·R·N methodology may be employed to facilitate existing learning outcomes in new and interesting ways. Through implementation of the card deck, innovative exploration of the ascribed problem domain may be undertaken in order to create flipped solutions cognisant with deep learning inside a Self-Organised Learning Environment (SOLE).
LEARN Cards Play

LOCATE

Choose a short question for exploration

Explore problem domain through any appropriate means within the physical or hyper space.
l-cards

EVALUATE

Identify credible sources of information

Curate information to formulate academically rigorous argument.
e-cards

ARTICULATE

Present findings to peers for discussion and analysis

Debate different points of view to gain a deep understanding of problem domain. In other words, this means getting students to PRESENT their understanding.
a-cards

RE-EVALUATE

Amalgamate disparate ideas

Consolidate information into a balanced understanding of initial topic and resultant arguments.
r-cards

NATURALISE

Turn information into knowledge for future utilisation

Create links between new knowledge garnered through this exercise with previous endeavours.
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Toolkit

L·E·A·R·N Guide

This printable version of the L·E·A·R·N guide provides all the steps you need to run a session of your own. Simply load it on your mobile device, or print it out, and off you go!

Print Your Own Deck

The zip contains static JPG image files, as well as editable EPS files, which you can use to create your own custom deck, inspired by the L·E·A·R·N framework.

L·E·A·R·N Play Mat

The L·E·A·R·N play mat (A3 size) can be used to help develop sessions or module designs. Play the cards onto the mat, and add notes to develop your ideas.

All materials are licensed under Creative Commons CC BY-NC 4.0. You can repurpose these as you see fit, all we ask is that you credit us and don’t use them commercially.