Linking instruction and assessment is critical to effective learning. Educators should provide students with various options for learning that include: different ways to learning (style and time), di... ... middle of paper ... ...re provided with ample opportunities to demonstrate their abilities. MI theory is used as formal and informal assessment in the classroom to allow students to be grasp and understand concepts. The use of multiple types of assessments in the classroom yield richer and more qualitative information about a child's achievement. If the ultimate goal is student learning, then there is a place for both standardized testing and authentic assessment using the MI theory in today's classroom.
The teacher’s questioning strategy can help students obtain understanding and see connections as they work toward solutions to problems. (Inspire, 2011) “One of the most striking aspects of teaching is that the teacher’s speech consists of questions” (Manouchehri & Lapp, 2003, p.563). Each question the teacher asks should be strategic toward the goal of student learning. The teacher must determine beforehand what student response is desired and structure the questioning accordingly. Questioning can also aid the educator by assessing the students’ comprehension and understanding, thereby allowing the modification of instruction if necessary (Chappell & Thompson, 1999).
In what ways can teachers help students to improve their learning? I enjoyed the idea that students can personalize the learning objectives because they can find relevant, real world applications of what they are learning. Also by setting personal learning objectives, students can take control of their own learning. In this competitive world, students are required to think further and get out of their comfort zone, because this skills they will need them throughout their K to 12 years, in college, and in their adult life.
The Foundation for Learning Students past interests, experiences, prior knowledge, references and thought processes can effective the way students learn, process information and remember due to prior experiences, how it made them feel and their personal views and attitude towards specific subjects and can alter the way they learn new material and concepts because of this meaningful learning is important. It is a teachers job to have teach students in a way that can relate to their background knowledge and insure that material in on a level the student an process. Material and lessons should be relevant to the student to make it easier to promote learning in the classroom. However, learning cannot occur without having a prior foundation because this gives a basis from which to build. “The link between past experiences, student interest, and present learning is that we draw upon previous experiences and memories as we learn” (Slavin, 2006).
Inquiry-based learning will only enhance these curious students to explore, share ideas and ask questions. Our role as a teacher will help identify needed resources and monitor, guide the students inquiry. Children learn by doing. We need to continuously assess and evaluate our students so we can set appropriate goals for each student and individual instructions. Each child learns different, so as a teacher we need to have different styles of teaching for positive reinforcement.
“Every phase of instruction must be accompanied by a means of checking for understanding” (Fisher & Frey, 2008, p. 37). I have realized that assessing students’ understanding of the concept on which the lesson is based is a critical step in determining the flow of the lesson. A quick recap in the form of questions and answers works well for me to not only correct misconceptions but also improve learning as it helps the students connect the day’s lesson with previous learning. In my experience, all assessment may not count towards a grade but there should be feedback for learners as well as us facilitators to know where they stand with respect to achieving the lesson objectives. “Students achieve more when they have a clear picture of the expectations”
Progressivists feel that student’s learning is increased and more meaningful when engaged in activities that have meaning to them. Jerome Bruner’s approach, discovery learning, asserts that students must be active in the learning process to learn. The teacher presents the students with examples and the students discover the principles for themselves instead of relying on the teacher’s explanations. A similarly related instructional method of Bruner’s is guided discovery, a method in which the... ... middle of paper ... ...tuations in order to engage the student’s interest. I will assist my students in developing new insights and connecting them with their prior learning.
A pragmatist teacher gives students the tools they need to solve problems educationally and in real life situations. Pragmatists believe that students learn the best through doing hands on activities and learning. Students will learn better by doing experiments and discovering the answers by there selves. This way they test a certain situation and they can accept it or not accept it. It is very important that the way a teacher gets his or her students ... ... middle of paper ... ...more authoriive rather then instead of a guided style teacher.
Questions, experiences, formulation and drafting of the problems they create for themselves is the basis for learning. Boud and Felleti (1997) describes the Advantages of PBL is the students are encouraged to explore the knowledge he already has then develop independent learning skill to fill the void. It is a lifelong learning because the skills can be transferred to other learning topics, both inside and outside of school. Problem based learning that focuses on the problems that can evoke the experience of learning the students will have greater autonomy in learning, Lesperance. MM
This strategy also promotes active learning by not only engaging the student in the topic also creates a sort of idea web where key points lead to questions which lead to answers. When a student questions themselves, they are guaranteed to find errors they 've made while trying to develop a strategy. To correct these errors they have to work around them by repairing the strategy and continuing to reach their goal. With the student constantly questioning themselves and monitoring their strategy will open up a portal to the world of self