How do you mount a Self-motivating Engine?
The most important thing is the mind (being) of the instructor. In order to avoid dependence on the instructor and to draw out the participants’ autonomy, it is important to maintain a co-worker-like relationship with the instructor, who supports the learning process.
The instructor does not give the “right” answer. Participants think for themselves and come up with their own “correct answer” through dialogue with others. The instructor uses coaching techniques by making the participants think more deeply about such things as “What do I need to do? Why do you think this is a good idea? Isn’t it possible to think like this? Isn’t this an option?” to promote the independence of them.
The instructor will give the necessary input to learn. Rather than leaving input out, the teacher will adjust the balance of input to a 50:50 ratio of input to output, which has been too input-oriented in the past.
We believe that active learning is not just a skill, it is a tool, and is strongly dependent on the mindset of the instructor. We believe that active learning is just a tool and that it is highly dependent on the mindset of the instructor.
At Tabimusha, we are proud to be the number one provider of active learning in Japan, and we have accumulated a wealth of know-how through our overseas internships.
This is just one part of our strength, but we have many instructors who are serious about bringing out the autonomy of the participants, not just letting them talk to each other. We are committed to the results because we have that much confidence.