2.3 Travel scenario
Many people are more than familiar with the classical learning approach that Marcus, previously described in section 2.2, has adopted. It is typical of many classroom based experiences and often occurs because individual students have never been introduced to or are knowledgeable about other methods of learning how to learn. To illustrate the direct benefits of SRL in a different situation you will now be introduced to an example involving tourism and travel
Imagine two people want to visit Rome, Italy. Lets call them Tim and Flora. Besides planning the flight, and reserving a hotel for the duration of their stay, they will probably want to visit various tourist sights in Rome as it is city oft described as the biggest open air museum in the world. They have a number of choices to make when selecting which sights to visit, in what order as well as negotiating their individual “must see” priorities. In reality they could choose a conventional tourist path by following a guided tour or maybe they might be brave enough to go off track and plan some individualised sightseeing by themselves.
You may recall watching the introductory SRL video at the beginning of this course. If not, here is an opportunity to watch it again: