Philosophy of Learning

I believe that learning is an active rather than a passive process. Learning is by nature social, and is most likely to occur when learning shares ideas, inquires, and problem solving together.  I believe that learners, to go beyond rote learning, must have opportunities to make sense of new knowledge and create meaning for themselves on individual and shared experiences. I also believe that reflection and metacognition contribute to the construction of knowledge and the process of sense making. New learning is mediated by prior experience, values, and beliefs.