Philosophy of Education

Schadenfreude believes in learning-by-doing.  The goal of her workshops is to have every attendee participate in hands-on, minds-on activities.  This philosophy is supported by current education research, which indicates that active learning results in higher information and skill retention rates and greater autonomy for self-learning.

Thus, Schadenfreude designs her workshops with multiple instructional strategies, such as guided practice, interactive demonstrations, discussion, and even simulations.  Each activity provides challenging and fun learning opportunities for all participants.

While it is necessary to provide some key background information via lecture, Schadenfreude minimizes her role as an authoritative class instructor, thus limiting the amount of passive learning.  Instead, she primarily acts as an engaging and approachable workshop facilitator, who promotes active learning among all participants.