A good place to start is Klas Mellander’s Participant’s Plea:
“1. Don’t stifle my natural curiosity, awaken it! In other words, don’t take the ‘compass’ away from me. Let me take part from the beginning, and create my own idea of why is should get involved in this course.
2. Just give me the information I need, not a bunch of information I don’t need. In other words, I respect your knowledge, and I thank you for wanting to share it with me, but remember that the only reason you’ve been appointed to be my instructor is to give me the information that I need – the information that is meaningful to me.
3. Let me think things through myself and draw my own conclusions. In other words, don’t abandon me, don’t deny me my own path to conclusions and insight. Hold your enthusiasm and your impatience in check. Don’t believe that your conclusions based on your many years of experience, can be mine just because you tell me what they are.
4. Help me find words for the things I’ve understood. In other words, when you see that I understand, that I’m feeling it in my bones and saying “Aha!,” help me find words and expressions for the things I’ve understood, so I can turn my insights into knowledge that I can handle.
5. Help me use my knowledge, so it doesn’t wither away and become useless. In other words, give me a chance to test and expand and reinforce my knowledge. Show me how I can use it, so I can continue to learn on my own, aided by new experiences.”
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