FIRST-ADLX Framework includes 15 principles based on Active Deep Learner eXperience categorized under 5 domains that enable you to create memorable, engaging and impactful learner eXperience, with application in face-to-face learning and classroom setups. As We believe that incorporating both active and deep strategies, creates engagement and impact, therefore these principles have to integrate to form a complete unit, creating the Active Deep Learner eXperience (ADLX).
FIRST-ADLX Framework’s logo is a Pentagon, which refers to its 5 Domains, while the triangle in each side of the pentagon refers to the 3 principles of each domain.Each domain has its own flavor, and looks at different angle in the Learner eXperience and it needs to integrate with the other 4 domains to achieve a successful Design and Facilitation of an Active Deep Learner eXperience.
Reviewing and interaction within activities, the R domain focuses on how a group of learners interacts together learning activities, which are the main unit in experiential learning as well as the active deep learning approach.
Structuring and sequencing, the focus of the S domain is the full experience of the trip itself. Sequencing is not just the matter of sequencing group of learning activities along the day flow, it is more for keeping participants engaged all the time along the trip to leave deeper and more sustainable impact.
Transforming learning into action, the T domain focuses on what activities and actions can be done within the training room/learning event that would help the learner keep an eye on the practice and the learning transfer, as well as helping in the follow up/mentoring phase (if any) that takes place after the trip.
FIRST ADLX PROGRAMS
FIRSTedu-ADLX aims to make a deep impact on the educational systems worldwide and open new era of education compliant with the 21st century learning through using the FIRST-ADLX Framework to create an Active Deep Learner eXperience.
FIRSTorg-ADLX aims to make a deep impact in the training systems worldwide through developing organizations by equipping trainers to have the ability to create an Active Deep Learner eXperience through using the FIRST-ADLX Framework.
FIRST Framework Design and Facilitate Active Deep Learner eXperience Book
Over the past decades, Learning & Development has become an area of growing interest and constant research. As a result, there is an abundance of studies and models that target the development of educators. However, the professional development of educators should be built on a comprehensive framework of research-based instructional strategies that help train them on how to understand, experience, practice and leave a sustainable impact on learners. This paper presents our own “FIRST Framework”, a holistic framework designed on the basis of renown models and theories, such as: experiential learning; Gamification and game-based learning; facilitative learning, 6Ds model, positive psychology, experience economy and neuroscience. It is an engaging framework that helps educators bridge theory and practice to create high-quality learning environment in their classrooms. FIRST Framework consists of 5 domains with 15 principles that help leave sustainable impact on learners through promoting Active Deep Learner Experience.
FIRST Framework Design and Facilitate Active Deep Learner eXperience
Over the past decades, Learning & Development has become an area of growing interest and constant research. As a result, there is an abundance of studies and models that target the development of educators. However, the professional development of educators should be built on a comprehensive framework of research-based instructional strategies that help train them on how to understand, experience, practice and leave a sustainable impact on learners.
What Experts Say!
FIRST is in fact a framework of frameworks, building atop time-tested models and theories including our Experience Economy concepts as well as a framework I have always loved in learning, the Kolb Experiential Learning Cycle (to name just two).
The Author puts these into practice as he combines them with all of the action research (quantitative and qualitative) and practical work that he has done for over a decade, across more than ten countries on at least four continents.
B. Joseph Pine II
"This book contains many important insights and ideas that are applicable to all kinds of training, development and educational efforts. The key thing to remember, as the authors point out, is that the learner will have an experience. We all have experiences every day. The question is whether their learning experience will be planned and productive or unplanned and potentially destructive. As professional trainers and educators, we need to redefine our role as facilitators of optimal learner experiences, rather than as packagers, presenters, and conveyors of knowledge.
Dr. Roy V.H. Pollock
I believe that (Book Author) as an educator reached real success to bridge the gap between science and practice. Giving teachers and educators the chance to apply deep learning science in a straight simplified yet effective way of application and class room education. The book is the start and would be followed by more of other types that furnish a way of ease and depth for educators. The book will pave a new way of understanding science and practicing deep learning for educators.
Dr. Ashraf Elsafty
"A transformational guide which scaffolds your facilitation skills to deliver the most successful trainings, leaving your participants with an everlasting impact. FIRST framework took my career into a whole new level; it's a guaranteed life-changing and sustainable experience. This book is a carefully crafted evolutionary masterpiece."
The FIRST Framework apparently has uniquely reviewed existed fragments of theories of learning & models of teaching. Besides for the first time in our discipline the framework has managed to synchronize the theoretical strengths while buffering their limitations with so peculiar and effective enrichment. Subsequently as gift for the future of education in the World the FIRST framework has produced simplicity and comprehensiveness towards practical facilitation of experiences as deep learning has been almost guaranteed to both facilitators and their students.
Dr. Baraka Hamza Kondo, PHD.