What is PaLe
PaLe stands for “Process-oriented Analysis of Learning Environments”. It is a tool that helps to map out what is going on with learners in their interaction with the (learning) environment. PaLe uses the ‘reconstructions of experiences’ as a methodology to open up reality. This implies reconstructing precisely what the involved person concretely experiences, complete emersion in the other’s perspective and accurate representation of the way in which the other constructs the world. Hence, this approach is closely related to the phenomenographic method.
• PaLe is an instrument that can be used for professional development purposes in order to enhance the user’s ability to reflect. This instrument helps to become aware of how children and adults experience their interaction with the (learning) environment. The analyses therefore focus on a broad range of variables – in fact on everything that may affect the learners experience.
• PaLe contributes greatly to the creation of powerful learning situations. It is applicable in educational situations (lessons or activities) but also for the analysis of theater performances, educational guidance in museums, film shows, interactive games, instructional videos, PowerPoint presentations.