Imagine coming into class one day after discovering the lesson plan you worked on all week has vanished. Your instincts, your experiences, your very trust in your own intuitive instructional nature—it’s all laid bare. Now what? It’s the time for teaching innovation and discovery of the unknown through messy learning. This is your chance to let your learners lead the way and show you what they can do. It’s time for some unstructured learning.
Just as the term suggests, unstructured learning is learning with no real structure. In this kind of learning there’s no linear journey from A to B to C and so on. There’s no definitive lesson plan or rigid template for this brand of teaching and learning. Also, a student isn’t expected to produce a solution to a problem or to answer a challenge in a finite number of ways.