When is learning most memorable, meaningful, and transformative?

We learn a lot every day. And some of the learning we do is particularly special. Maybe it is special because we remember it for a long time, or because it has personal meaning and significance for us. Or maybe it was special because it fundamentally changed how we think, act, and create in the world.

Notebook iconIn your notebook: Memorable, meaningful, and transformative learning

Reflections on memorable, meaningful, and transformative learning

Think of a time you learned something that was memorable, meaningful, and perhaps even transformative. This experience might have been in an academic environment, but it could also have happened outside of a "formal" learning context.

  • What did you learn?
  • How did it happen?
  • Who was involved?
  • What was the environment like?
  • What role did design play in the experience? Where the spaces designed in a way that promote or inihibited learning? What impact did the design of the activities or materials have on your experience?
  • If you were to redesign this learning experience in some way, what would you do and why?
  • What other impressions or memories do you have of your learning experience?
Notebook iconWith your team: Share your story

Share your story

When you finish, share your experiences with a member of your team. As you share, look for similarities and differences based on your experiences.

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