How do we view learners?
In Habi, we put our learners at the center of the learning experiences that we design. Our beliefs about the nature of learners help make this possible.
Learners are capable. We see learners as individuals who have the resources and faculties to succeed in many areas of life including learning. Specifically, adult learners are self-directed individuals who thrive in discovering things for themselves.
Learners are unique. Learners perceive and interact with the world differently. They have different strengths, hopes, obstacles, everyday activities, and spaces, and these can impact their learning.
Learners are human. We look at learners as whole persons who have intellectual, physical, psychological, spiritual, and social needs. Filipino learners carry unique values such as being respectful of others, being cheerful, and looking out for others.
Learners are our co-designers. As advocates of human-centered design, we view learners as active participants of the design process. Learners are experts of their own contexts, and we look to them for feedback on what works, what does not work, and how we can improve the design of a learning experience.
What is the goal of learning?
Well-designed learning experiences have the power to impact and transform lives. In Habi, we believe that Filipinos who experience well-designed learning become champions of well-designed learning in their own communities. This collective impact allows Filipinos to live in and contribute to a creative, informed, socially-just and healthy society.
How does learning happen?
Learning happens when we design experiences that:
Are rooted in deep empathy for our learners
Are built on the mental models, prior knowledge, and strengths of our learners
Are purposeful, authentic, and responsive to our learners’ contexts
Provide a supportive and safe space for learners to thrive
Fully involve learners in the process, allowing them to actively construct their knowledge in interaction with the environment
Encourage dialogue, social interaction, and collaboration
Offer multiple means of engagement, representation, and action and expression
Challenge learners to think critically about how learning is connected to injustices experienced in society
Consider the values and culture of our learners
What is the role of a Learning Experience Designer?
As Learning Experience Designers, we make learning happen. In Habi, our work is anchored on a unique LX Design culture and shared values that shape our roles and processes.