What is a learning loop?
The closest way of describing a learning loop is to call it an interactive mind map that contains working material for a specific work area, either within one subject or interdisciplinary. The loops consist of three different parts that we call hub, node and learning path. There are 10 different kinds of nodes, with different functions, where students learn and communicate. The teacher who builds the loop fills the nodes with material, such as her/his own texts, films and tasks and also interesting material that one can link from the internet. The hubs are the big circles and it is around them that the nodes are gathered in a structured way, to make the different parts of content in the work area visible. The hubs are linked by learning paths. They guide you on your journey through the loop. The hub texts that tell you what will happen at every hub are also a helpful guide. The map that is created often tells you something about the work area and its content.