Learner Centered

Cards for Democracy
Published on
March 29, 2016
Subscribe to newsletter
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Follow us on

All our training session are learner-centered, experience-based and active.

We learn through challenge, experience and reflection. This ensures that the learning can be efficiently internalised and personalised. Each course focuses on each individual learner’s learning goals and involves participant in planning future actions in real life contexts.

Our approach to training is based around the central ideas of experience, challenge and reflection.

These are interconnected; people need to work from their own experiences or be given new experiences, at the same time these experiences need to be subject to serious reflection and open to challenge. We have to work with people‘s existing ideas in order to move forward. Failure to consider these elements can easily lead to resistance to change, because attitudes, beliefs and values act as a lens through which new ideas are judged (Korthagen et al., 2001). New ideas and initiatives, which do not fit into an individual’s existing way of thinking and doing, are likely to be found wanting and will be easily ignored (van Eekelen et al., 2006).

This is achieved through active participation in a cooperative and collaborative learning environment, learning through discovery and experience.

If we are serious about wanting to bring about change, participants need to experience different and alternative approaches to education.

Thus there are reflective webs of action-observation-debriefing-enquiry. These are intended to deepen learning through internalisation and personalisation.

Our approach means we are centered on the learner, working from their existing attitudes, beliefs, values and practices to move forward. We also recognise that people work in specific contexts, and that attempts to develop new practices have to be sensitive to the individual needs of participants. As such part of our approach is to empower participants to devise their own solutions to issues, rather than impose new ideas and practices.


More from our blog

Q&A: Answers to Questions about our Collective

In this article we answer some questions regarding the decision to transform Learn to Change from an association to a collective.

Collective of Learn 2 Change in action

What we mean by Collective and how you can join us

In this article, we talk about what we mean by Collective – the new form chosen by L2C – and how you can join it.

Learn to Change is launching an exploration: Announcement for the Collective

Learn to Change’s members held a General Assembly in fall 2022, in which the decision was taken to transform the association into a less formal, and more agile entity. Therefore, we will change status, going from an ‘organization’ to a less formal entity that we name “The collective”

Be part of the change

If you feel you are committed to the vision and mission of the association, then your place is here.

We are sure that becoming a member will benefit you in many ways. Read the product description for more details or click sign up now.

Learn 2 Change's supporters