Students consequently learn better when they use creativity and originality to come across learning. Insight in the classroom is better understood when it occurs through discovery, exploration, and real world experiences. It is important and necessary for the student to be involved in the learning process. Instructors are to be facilitators rather than teachers, allowing the student to come across their understand... ... middle of paper ... ...e internally motivated have higher levels of creativity, achievement, long term well-being, & comprehension. Those that are externally motivated towards school will less likely engage one outside motivation is removed.
When, prior to computers, students had to learn most everything via memorization or lecture and notes, they now have the opportunity for more “hands-on” learning. I believe that this type of learning helps the education process because I feel people, not just children, learn more when they attempt a task and succeed, or fail, at it on their own. Computers also help students learn cooperative learning habits, or learning with one another. This, in turn, helps the teacher be more of a guide than a lecturer. The classroom becomes more of a group effort.
The key aspect of teaching is engaging the students. I can testify that I learn best when the teacher is involving me, as well as others, in the assignment. Making the material personal is a useful skill and helps the students learn at a faster rate.
Through this essay I am going to try and show the advantages of “problem posing” style to education. In my opinion this style of education is very effective in expanding the minds of the receiver by making them more interactive in their learning rather than the typical lecture and take notes. In this style of education people teach each other and the teacher is not the only one enlightening the class with their knowledge. I cannot only speak this opinion from my own experiences, but also others who share in the same view sculpted by their experiences. The two authors whom I used for a base of my point of view are Paulo Freire and Richard Rodriguez.
Visual learners, for example, respond best to information that they can see (such as graphics, pictures, and demonstrations) while auditory learners comprehend information best when it is spoken out loud. Auditory learners, therefore, tend to succeed in lecture-based environments. Tactile learners (also called psychomotor or kinesthetic learners) prefer to participate in activities in order to understand the concepts. They learn best by "doing" activities such as experiments, role-play, and discussion. Reading/Writing learners retain information by reading it first and then rewriting it in a... ... middle of paper ... ...or learning, and the means of connecting course content to students' frames of reference are all factors in creating a positive learning environment.
Technology was a great tool to help teach students concepts like reading comprehension. Technology can be used in so many ways from e-text to videos to power point and beyond. Text can be read aloud by the computer while the students are reading and that can boost comprehension and fluency. Teachers need to look at other ways to excited students into learning and technology is one way. PowerPoint In this comprehension unit, there are two power points.
This can be a great challenge for instructors to incorporate into their daily lesson plans. I assume computer based learning is highly effective and should improve test scores. I assume students are more likely to be motivate with computer designed instruction. Students have the opportunity to be creative with computer-assisted learning. I assume the computer has some downfalls to the critical thinking exercises necessary for Science courses.
Kinesthetic learners benefit from hands on, practical, examples, applications trips, previous experiences while learning. Also, they learn more from teachers or instructors who use real life experience to teach rather than abstract. Likewise, these set of people would gain more while studying by using case studies to relate to abstract concepts, teaching back to others, also the use of some pictures and drawings that explain the topic. In preparation for an exam, a kinesthetic learner does better creating a picture or scenario of the exam and write practice answer. Personally, the knowledge and awareness of this learning strategy seems relatively new due to previous self-identification as a virtual learner, who tends to learn more by seeing and virtually touching.
I open this notebook to first reflect on my microteaching session which, I hope, addressed some of the key points of arrival that strikes a balance between activity and receptivity. My goal was to show how learning occurs interactively and that it also plays out differently for each actor involved. That is, as we learned at the conclusion of my lesson, some students actively learn through reading while others may have a preference for listening. In light of this, instructors must consider how to reach the most students; and I believe teaching for the promotion of analytical engagement that may result in meaningful application of the material must centralize variety as a method. Below I focus on the following varieties: delivery medium, content type and format, repetition, and discipline.
Among many teaching styles and learning theories, there is one that is becoming more popular, the constructivist theory. The constructivist theory focuses on the way a person learns, a constructivist believes that the person will learn better when he/she is actively engaged. The person acts or views objects and events in their environment, in the process, this person then understands and learns from the object or events(P. Johnson, 2004). When we encounter a certain experience in our life, we think back to other things that have occurred in our life and use that to tackle this experience. In a lot of cases, we are creators of our own knowledge.