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Friday, October 25 • 10:45am - 11:30am
From Routine to Adaptive: Transforming Learning

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The nature of life and living has completely transformed. Global over-population, mass migration, climate change, technological advances, and a colossal sum of human knowledge are issues that have re-defined the skills we need as human beings. Here in British Columbia, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action, and the new BC K-12 Curriculum, have inspired an open-ness to re-examining established learning cultures. As such, educators today are taking a long look at teaching and learning practices, evaluating which to retain, which to augment, which to discard, and which to invent in order to best serve the goal of cultivating educated citizens for the 21st century. 
Adaptive expertise theory is a critical ingredient for all levels of education. It describes the cultural, contextual, and character attributes of learning tasks that contribute to generating innovative solutions for complex problems in any discipline. Adaptive expertise is not simply about being more adaptable; it shifts perspectives from problem solving to problem setting in reflective and reflexive ways that embrace multiple perspectives and concerns.

Participants in this workshop will discuss adaptive expertise theory and collaboratively apply it to concrete learning tasks from K-16 levels to deepen their understanding of the qualities needed for learning tasks that reflect the world graduates are expected to thrive within. Participants will leave this session with criteria for designing learning tasks for any level, in any context, to help foster innovative thinking within their students.



Friday October 25, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
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