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Learning Arches

location_on Aarhus, Denmark
A Visual method for creative defining, designing, delivering and discovering learning experiences and journeys that unfold and build ownership, craft, talent and mastery whilst sustaining the flow, transparency, challenge and impact.
Jeff Sandefer: Innovation and Entrepreneurship @ Acton Academy, USA
It’s an action-packed sequence of “learning by doing;” with a bit of mystery. Linked by compelling narrative; stuffed full of real-world puzzles, challenges and dilemmas and lessons learned, landed!

Jeff Sandefer: Innovation and Entrepreneurship @ Acton Academy, USA

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Anyone can submit their innovation to HundrED Open. All information on this page is provided by the innovator and has not been checked by HundrED. Innovation page has been created by Simon Kavanagh on January 5th, 2021
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TEACHERS
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5 000
Children/Users
30
Countries
2011
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Why did you create this innovation?

The learning arches emerged as I sought to make sense of the Kaospilot’s transformational 3 year program as I developed their new curriculum. I needed to understand and make explicit, the tacit nature of the intense emotional learning culture that had evolved over 15 years and learn how the learning journey was defined, designed, delivered and measured.

How does your innovation work in practice?

Simple, visualise your learning, group and nest your content visually and focus on how to unfold Connection, conditions, context, content, craft, character and confidence, whilst setting holding and landing the learning arches, experiences and spaces through an act, learn, adapt and repeat learning style. It brings linear curriculum and programmes alive, opening them up for increased meaning, autonomy, risk and creativity, whilst deepening the learning of skills, knowledge, attitudes and values through balancing action, theory and reflection.
There are 4 steps in Learning arch design: 'Defining the known and unknown (hidden curriculum) content; Designing how the learning journey unfolds from micro to macro levels as the complexity and ambition increases; Deliver, lead and host the learning journey and space for inclusion and transparency to create ownership and engagement while the teacher leaves the stage to become a mentor. Discover, as you go along to make incremental adjustments.

How has it been spreading?

Through a group of international trainers we have trained approx. 5000 teachers from 41 countries in 7 different languages. And now, with covid, we have taken the time to compliment the sharing and practice by introducing a low cost LAD (learning arch design) bootcamp to share the Kaospilot' 30 years of transformational high touch learning into a no-touch and hybrid, low tech learning. Its success is due to its simplicity and naturally, even unconsciously, it’s support for the way a lot of educators, teachers and learning designers already think.

If I want to try it, what should I do?

You can read any of the articles or download the free e:book. Download the free learning design app for tablets or desktop for LAD from the top down or bottom up and build curriculum and learning objectives on the fly. You could sign up for the LAD bootcamp to get a flavour and see if its for you, and then continue through the programmes, to support your pedagogical and system change ambition.

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KP LEARNING ARCH PERIODICAL ELEMENTS POSTER & APP
"Periodic Table of LEARNING ARCH Elements.The KP Periodic Table of LEARNING ARCH Elements is a condensed tabular display of the Learning Arch Design Elements, which are arranged in accordance to the designing of learning journeys and the primary methods and tools used to set, hold and land human centred learning. The table is configured to the ‘unfolding and holding’ of learning spaces where the recurring and multidirectional elements can be applied.They are made interactive in an app which supports the Art & Craft of Designing and Facilitating Learning Spaces Bootcamp and parts 1.5 & 2, which is packaged in the form of a field Learning Arch guide book.Download the Kaospilot Periodic Table of Learning Arch Elements. The inspiration for this app. Each element is a core Learning Arch method component, tool, exercise or prompt.
The Kaospilot Learning Arch Design App
The Kaospilot Learning Arch Design app is now available for desktop on win and mac. Free and open source!Just follow the steps below and off you go!*Step 1Install AdobeAir for Pc (Windows 7+) or Mac (OSX 10.10+) https://lnkd.in/g-iDZeAStep 2Download & Install the Kaospilot Learning Arch Design desktop software: You must copy and paste this link into your browser: https://lnkd.in/eCK52yY & press 'Download'- The KaosLearningArches_Desktop.air file will copy to your downloads and then double click to install.- The software will access your system to save LA pdfs only.- Watch the ‘how to use’ videos on YouTube HERE: https://lnkd.in/e2vKcYA___________________________________Download: The free Learning Arch Design ebook: https://lnkd.in/eM2SE5pLearning Arch Design for ONLINE Learning publication HERE: https://lnkd.in/eCFEczU& for tablets only!: Play Store: https://lnkd.in/eYZPHC9App store: https://lnkd.in/ebdxv9H 
Learning Arches and Lessons Learned
By Jeff Sandefer: director of Acton Academy k12 and middle & high school. Users of the LAD method. Traditional schools have semesters, textbooks and standardized tests; Acton Academy offers Learning Arhes, real world challenges and lessons learned instead.What is a Learning Arc? It’s action packed sequence of “learning by doing;” a series of challenges, launched with a bit of mystery; linked by compelling narrative; stuffed full of real world puzzles, challenges and dilemmas;, culminating with a public exhibition and followed by reflection and “lessons learned.” We picked up the idea from Kaospilot, a school in Denmark...Semesters, textbooks and standardized tests are no match for Learning Arches, real world challenges and lessons learned, because a soulless bureaucracy is no substitute for a fulfilling Hero’s Journey.Read article herehttps://www.actonacademy.org/
LAD used to create the simplest most visual learning management system
Learning arches shared to help teachers during COVID sketch and deliver simple interactive remote learning. Link
LAD used to create a simple learning journey evaluation.
Use pictures to capture feedback and images to visualize key learning moments. Link
LEARNING DESIGN INSPIRATION FOR KIDS & K12
LEARNING ARCH DESIGN applied to k12 to highlight and reward human centered development before academic. Read here.THE LEARNING ARCHES WORK AT ALL LEVELS OF EDUCATION. WE TRIED THEM OUT AND THEY SUCCEEDED IN CREATING ALIGNMENT, MOTIVATION, AMBITION & ENGAGEMENT WITH YOUNG STUDENTS AND LEAD TO TEACHERS BECOMING MORE CONFIDENT, CREATIVE & INNOVATIVE. MOST IMPORTANTLY THEY CREATED A DEEPER PROGRAMME AND LEARNING UNDERSTANDING FOR ALL AGES, ESPECIALLY KIDS AND THEIR PARENTS.
An alternative k12 school in Porto designed with Learning Arches
At Scholé we embrace chaos but the good chaos, which gives us courage to explore, which gives meaning to our action and which always allows us to find the way. At Scholé we co-design projects that allow us to explore, experiment and experience learning (our school leaders say they do Project Based Learning with influences from Reggio Emilia, Playful Learning, Montessori, Design Thinking and other words in the language of the teachers ...). At Scholé we take the triple H pedagogy seriously and use our hands (Hands), our heads (Head) and our hearts (Heart) to learn. 
Some examples of LAD in action:
Some examples of LAD in action:
LEARNING ARCHES FOR _____________________ONLINE LEARNING
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/learning-arches-online-simon-kavanagh/
LEARNING ARCH DESIGN: USERS MANUAL
https://www.academia.edu/40605001/LEARNING_ARCH_DESIGN_USERS_MANUAL
Cultivating Mindsets Using Learning Arches
Simon Kavanagh, from Kaospilot, presents at the Learning Teacher Network annual conference in Aarhus, Denmark. Here he describes the work they do in spreading highly creative teaching and learning techniques. Learning arches from 32:25Watch the full kaospilot intro if you like.https://youtu.be/bWQj0N0n2e0?t=1948

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January 2021
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