"[BYU-Idaho is to be a place of educational innovation--permanently."
--Elder Henry B. Eyring
THE LEARNING MODEL: FACULTY PROCESS
Figure 2 presents a process that faculty might follow in applying the principles of the Learning Model. The Figure applies specifically to courses like those that will be taught in Foundations where faculty will work together in a teaching group to design and deliver the course. The process steps are the same as the student model.
Preparation has the same three parts as the student model. The ongoing spiritual preparation is the same—prayer, searching the scriptures, living a life of faith, and obedience are essential to receiving the gifts and blessings of the Spirit.
Individual preparation for faculty involves designing and preparing learning experiences for
students. Faculty create assignments that will help students prepare effectively, and they study
carefully the likely flow of class. Faculty learn the names of their students and develop plans for
involving specific students in the class.
Preparation for faculty also involves meeting with the teaching group. These meetings focus both
on the substance of the class and on methods and approaches for teaching. Faculty share teaching plans and help each other with ideas for engaging students.
Teach One Another
In class sessions, faculty focus on teaching by the Spirit and helping students actively engage
with the material and each other by using a variety of methods and approaches. Faculty support
students as they teach one another. Faculty listen carefully in order to guide students and to learn from them. There is a spirit of charity in the classroom, and all are edified together.
Following class, faculty review the learning experience and record insights. They administer
assessment activities and generate new questions and ideas to help them in preparing for the