The Crossing Borders Process
To facilitate Transformative Online Experiences
This is a Virtual Transformative Learning Process
that includes Interactive Modules that engage peer learners within small
Communities of Practice.
This new Interactive Learning Method facilitates a series of
social and experiential learning activities.
STEP 1: SMALL GROUPS
into a number of intimate peer groups
that build relationships for the duration of the course.
Dividing a group of virtual learners
STEP 2: PREPARATIONS
to get to know each other and introduce content.
Connecting peer groups around a multimedia online module
VIRTUAL FISHBOWL PROCESS
MODELLING: showing all students videos
of exemplary learning processes in which
peers model qualities such as mindful sharing,
empathic listening, and self-awareness.
REFLECTION: providing the learners with time
to write thoughts about the personal prompts
before breaking into small peer groups.
DIALOGUE: supporting learners in each peer group
to engage on Zoom around the subject in an open,
personal and empathic dialogue.
DEBRIEF: returning to the large group and having
three students of different peer groups share first
insights that emerged in the small group dialogues.
WELCOMING the large group of all learners in the virtual space and introducing them to the topic.
Providing Reflection Tasks to peer groups in the online modules
to harvest and record their insights.
STEP 1: REFLECTION
Translating New Insights into short multimedia formats
and sharing them with their peers in the large group.
STEP 2: ACTION
Facilitating a Collective Process of selecting and combining multimedia
that express insights from the learning process.
STEP 1: COLLABORATION
Sharing Collective Insights with the world via social media.
STEP 2: COMMUNITY ACTION
In Social Learning we grow through another person.
In Experiential Learning we grow by doing.
In Transformative Learning we grow through perspective change.
THE CROSSING BORDERS PROCESS