This is why teachers must construct ways to engage students in the subject matter. This type of teaching would include opportunities for “hands-on” learning and activities requiring group work. I feel real-life examples help the students see the relevance of the material and group work will give my students valuable social and communication skills.
Reflective learning response 1 There are a number of ways as a teacher that I can use Vygotsky’s socio-cultural theory within the classroom to enhance student’s learning and development. Vygotsky’s main idea was that learning and development should be a social collaborative activity and through scaffolding the Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) this learning can and will be achieved (Bodrova & Leong, 2007). The interaction between children is just as crucial as interactions children have with adults or teachers. It is important for students in their own mind, to build a solid understanding of all content areas (Berk, 2013). Therefore, by supporting collaborative activities in my classroom, I will enhance the learning environment by having planned group activities with children at different levels who can help and learn from each other.
Reaching out to all the different types of learners will create a fun and interesting environment that will help the students succeed by being engaged in analysis, evaluation, and synthesizing concepts together. I plan on using hands on activities, technology based, cooperative learning and group discussions. I feel lecturing to much looses the interest of the students, having class discussions on the topic being taught will help students relate to the topic as it relates to themselves. Our goals for communication within the classroom will be better retention, critical thinking, interaction among students, and learning their own
This strategy is very effective in helping teachers guide the students to help them understand the new information and can be applied to whole group, small group and individual students. Providing the students with multiple opportunities for practice will allow them to construct meaning and develop a deeper understanding of the material being taught. Allowing them to work collaboratively will help the teacher develop a learning community and the
Students in a classroom using constructivism as a means for learning might seem more actively engaged in the learning process; they often learn something new through applying what they already know about the content area, and exploring new matter to further their understanding. This type of classroom often uses hands on manipulatives to allow students to actually build, create, or experiment with what they are learning. A cognitivism approach to learning might be explained by the minds capacity to process information – such as how a learner might remember something, retrieve information, or store new concepts. Learning through this method often depends on how the student processes what the teacher is presenting. Classrooms using this approach might incorporate learning strategies that help students categorize and sequence information to assist with processing.
This source will also be useful in lesson planning to help explain how collaborative learning strategies in the classroom will help students in the learning process improve by interaction; how positive interdependence of collaborative learning leads to common responsibility; how collaborative learning builds students’ self-esteem, and confidence in students. This application recommends that collaborative learning strategies can be implemented with Jig-saw technique as well as in learning technology which can be accessible to all participants working in cooperative groups (Iqbal, Kousar, and Ajmal, 2011). In Corte (2011) colla... ... middle of paper ... ...ved from http://eds.ebscohost.com.lib.kaplan.edu/PDFS/69735426.pdf. 6. Kennedy Shriver, E., National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
One important aspect to make students’ learning valuable is to focus the planning in setting objectives in terms of desired outcomes (knowledge skills, attitudes, values) that we want our students to develop. By developing clear objectives, students feel that there is a reason for learning. Also, it is important to provide feedback, because it helps students improve their goals’ achievement and solidify their understanding. Teachers need to communicate objectives, in this way students will be able to know what they are doing in class and what they are supposed to learn. Some recommendations for setting objectives in the classroom are: Set learning objectives that are specific but not restrictive: it is important to know the specific standards, benchmarks and supporting learning that students at school are required to learn.
Developing tools that secure inquiry and social interaction in the classroom, along with individual discovery learning, helps teachers create effective learning environments. Students involved in an interactive and facilitating environment can greatly improve their cognitive capabilities. Works Cited Bergen, D. (1988). Play, technology and the authentic self. Play As a Medium for Learning and Development, 299-301.
During the 1920s, a biologist named Jean Piaget proposed a theory of cognitive development of children. He caused a new revolution in thinking about how thinking develops. In 1984, Piaget observed that children understand concepts and reason differently at different stages. Piaget stated children's cognitive strategies, which are used to solve problems, reflect an interaction between the child¡¦s current developmental stage and experience in the world. Piaget was originally trained in areas of biology and philosophy and considered himself a kinetic epistemologist.
In the text “The Developing Person” by Berger, behavior is learned through social learning. Children learn different behaviors through the observation of others, others being children and adults. Different people have affects on a child’s life that can affect their behavior. A child’s behavior is heavily influenced by their parents. A son may speak aggressively and without respect towards his mother because this is the way that his father speaks to her therefore he feels that is how to communicate with his mother (Berger, 200, 2012).