The SDA Approach to Learning
The workshop activities promote learning & independent learning
The workshops promote learning and the learning process. The service design principles influence the lesson design positively. Most activities are completed in groups however delegates come as individuals and are therefore always applying the learning to their own individual context. Some activities are set as individual tasks where delegates are working with a specific individual goal in mind, even when working on these tasks delegates still enjoy sharing ideas and thinking.
Our workshops engage all participants
The delegates are engaged throughout. Group work is used consistently encouraging shared thinking and collaborative working. Groups self-select based on their main interests and goals within each section of the workshops and as a result the groups are regularly changing makeup.
Approaches and methods
The workshops contain a variety of approaches and methods. Whole workshops discussion, games, group activities, tutor lead discussion and partner work.
Power point presentations support the workshops without dominating. Mobile phones are used as cameras to capture information and stages of the process. Participants regularly take photos of the materials that they produce, capturing meaningful moments for themselves as they arise.
Meeting organisational needs
The workshops are designed to meet organisational and participant needs. The participants can be from mixed backgrounds and professional contexts and can find good context from each of the activities within their groups. The participants can interact and share ideas/thinking very easily. This is enhanced by delegate input and conversations being picked up on and fed back to the workshops when we feel it could be useful and appropriate.