Ways beyond the Classroom

Colourful circle that links to Collective methods


This includes sharing of teacher/learner roles, having group tasks, group assessment and similar, as well as introducing non-hierarchical ways of knowledge-sharing.


Here are methods which see knowledge sharing as a way to do the contrary – to make knowledge common.


To combat hegemonic forces, and enable subaltern perspectives, methods labelled with this keyword cherish location-based, in situ processes and knowledge.


These methods look for ways to involve bodies, emotions, movement, smell, and touch. They expand sensory horizons of learning and engage different learning styles and approaches.

Experience based

Methods that look at personal and group experiences as legitimate sources of knowledge and exchange of them as cornerstone of knowledge sharing


In adult education, learning is often equated with being serious and preparing oneself for work.


These methods invite learners to step outside their own social, political, professional background and reflect on a topic having other’s perspectives in mind.


While dominant ways of creating and sharing knowledge struggle to be rational and serious to be legitimate, these methods embrace the creative, imaginative, and poetic side of learning and relating to each other.


Even though the “learning is a process” discourse is omnipresent in formal education and professional settings, dominant knowledge sharing processes are filled with productivist, outcome-oriented logic.