I attended a Ministry of Education summer institute this past week – targeted audience: School and System admnistrators. Theme was Leadership in the adult learning realm. So the focus of the 2-days was about collaborative inquiry and developing the thirst for this learning cycle in the adults in our schools. Key quote for me was,
“Adults do not learn from experience, they learn from processing the experience” Judy Arin-Krupp
So it became obvious to me that if I need to conduct a workshop on a pedagogical strategy that needs revisiting, we have to then build in time to conduct a collaborative inquiry to try it out – mess with it, struggle with it, but in a collaborative, respectful, and professional way that lets the teachers process the experience.
May I never forget to build in processing time after any new learning – hands-on application (why haven’t I learned this from teaching students???) Adults need the very same experience!