Learning Out Loud

For the last few months we’ve been testing a new idea to help you reflect and learn in practice: Learning Out Loud is our monthly learning forum taking place every second Friday of the month. Each session is 50 minutes long, free to join and designed to help you reflect on a recent learning experience. Those who have taken part in the sessions so far have found them really valuable – especially because of the enjoyable company of others in the social pedagogy community😊 It’s brought clarity, insight, appreciation, inspiration – and it’s an easy format to replicate within teams, too. Plus, it helps make reflection and learning a habit. 

In the Learning Zone

If you struggle to find time to stop and reflect on what you have actually been learning, then join the LOL session to ensure you give your learning the priority it deserves. The session format will enable you to make sense of a practice challenge by learning out loud, with the support of like-minded people.

Say you’ve had a difficult conversation with a colleague that you’re trying to process, or you’ve found it particularly tough to engage with a person you’re supporting, or you’ve achieved a breakthrough with something and are trying to extract greater insights from it to help you consider the best way to build on it …

Then enter your learning zone with us every second Friday of each month and gain greater clarity.

Session format

We’ll be doing 2 main things as part of Learning Out Loud:

  • Our first method is called ‘sparkling moment’ and will focus on you sharing your learning story with someone else, who will tell it back. This is designed to help you identify what’s central to your learning experience and to have it reflected back.
  • Our second method follows the 4 Fs framework to analyse your learning experience in greater detail, looking in turn at facts, feelings, findings and futures. This is designed to stimulate self-reflection and systematic insight. It also encourages you to think about how you want to use these insights.

Ready to give it a try? Sign up here to join our next session for free.