Skip to navigation Skip to main content Skip to footer

Learning formats

So how does one learn all this? How does learning take place?

Learning is a spontaneous, primary process that at least a healthy person does not have to learn first, but brings along as a self-evident, initially quite unconscious force.
If you observe small children, you can easily convince yourself of this.

They learn constantly and with fun! 
Children learn spontaneously, freely, joyfully, intensively, with all their senses and without reward.

Nevertheless, we experience that among young people and adults this enthusiasm for learning has diminished very much or is even denied, avoided, repelled.

Here the question arises: "What has happened that this original force of life has dried up, and what obstacles and blockages must be removed so that this force can unfold again?
The decisive and fruitful question is: "What actually prevents people from learning?"

New forms of teaching and learning are constantly emerging but in the most diverse contexts in which learning processes are organised. Learning format is understood as a specific methodological-didactic approach and its implementation in different contexts.

In contrast to traditional forms of teaching, these can be characterised by a change of perspective from teaching to learning, from instruction to participation, from imparting knowledge to a methodically diverse learning environment. In particular, learning with new media (e-learning, blended learning) is also included.

Some formats of learning are presented here:

Classroom learning: Classroom learning is a traditional mode of learning in which the learning environment is created within the physical walls of a classroom. As the name suggests, in-classroom learning, both the teacher and student need to be present physically inside the classroom

Guided learning & Self directed learning: is learning facilitated by a teacher. Instruction is one form of guided learning. Guidance can also occur through a carefully prepared learning environment. Self-directed learning is a process where individuals take primary charge of planning, continuing and evaluating their learning experiences.

Seminars:A seminar is a place to plant ideas and watch them grow. Unlike lectures, seminar classes are meant to be interactive, with students participating in a dialogue rather than just listening to a professor and taking notes. Seminars allow for live, small group discussions on highly specialized topics in business and professional development.

Blended Learning: E-learning, in the form of blended learning, combines the best of both worlds, digital and analogue.​ Blended learning creates the best compromise between​ the use of new digital possibilities and​ the achievement of learning objectives and important competences of the learners.

Workplace Learning: Refers to the processes of learning through and for engaging in paid employment. For example, on-the-job learning or learning through work. Workplace learning emphasises that particular contributions to individuals’ learning provided and secured through engaging in work activities and interactions within workplaces or work practices.


Zum Seitenanfang