MELT, the Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching, has been published by Springer as Open Access.
In counting and Accounting, zoo visits and Zoology, single subjects and STEM, the Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching- or MELT for short- are for fluid, connected and sophisticated thinking early childhood to PhD.
Maybe this is too expansive, but we’ve got a lot of problems, and we need a better way of connecting people’s thinking about them across the years of education, areas of study and approaches to problem solving, critical thinking and researching.
The MELT share and ask seven questions, and these are used to structure the book’s seven chapters. Chapters use a story, an example from history or current cases of use to bring the concepts in MELT to life. Each chapter features a title page in cartoon format, with Einstein, a young child and a beaver, each making utterances that epitomise aspects of the chapter.
In the foreword I claim the skills that 6 year olds playing in a tree by the seashore in a Pacific village are the same as those that PhD students need and use. What changes is the level of sophistication, depth of content knowledge and degree of rigour required, but the cognitive skills and affective elements are the same in nature.
But what do you think? I’d love you to comment about the above, or any feature of the book.