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Synthesis of Learning

- Children learn from their environment and the people that surround them. Children learn through imitating and mimicking what they see around them. They use these skills to problem solve, regulate their behavior, help in memorizing and remembering and also to structure their thinking and concept formation (Siegler & Alibali, 2005, p. 138). There are several theories based on this concept. Lev Vygotsky is one theorist that used social interaction as one of the main approaches to social learning and performed extensive research on exposing children to social and cultural experiences....   [tags: education, children]

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Reflections on Learning

- Discoveries Through Learning I came into the program knowledgeable on the complex intricacies of sexual interactions and sexuality because of my own independent research on the topic. I had never, however, learned the basics of sexuality. In my undergraduate and graduate programs, the students in liberal arts majors were prohibited from taking human sexuality courses due to the overwhelming number of science students that needed the course as a pre-requisite. My English Education degree, unfortunately, did not afford me the opportunity to delve into my passion....   [tags: Reflection ]

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School and Learning

- School and Learning. My first school was Saint Michaels Primary school at Daceyville. It was a Catholic convent school staffed and run by The Sacred Heart Nuns it accepted boys to sixth class and the girls could continue on to Commercial classes which probably ran to the equivalent to fourth or fifth year. It was mixed sexes for all classes, bubs to sixth class with girls only after sixth class. The nuns resided in a large convent adjoining the school grounds. They wore ankle length black habits with white wimples....   [tags: Personal Experience]

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Learning to Swim

- ... The instructor looked at me and told me to get in the water for a warm up. She gave me a test to evaluate my swimming skills. I quickly introduced myself to some of my lane mates and slipped into the deep blue water. After that “warm up” I felt weaker than ever before. Ms. Conway constructed hard sets to prepare the mind for races and physical pain. My body began to slowly adapt to the grueling work and started to view every set as a challenge. In no time, my body was becoming resilient and I was making time intervals that had seemed impossible a month ago....   [tags: Memory, Team, Coach]

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Learning to Fight

- I was the oldest of two boys which means I didn’t have a big brother to call on if I got into trouble with other guys in the neighborhood that were bigger, but my brother had me and the guys he wanted me to whip in most cases had bigger brother’s. Which most of the times were already looking for me because of what he had said I would do to them for picking on my little brother. Now that I think about it not wanting to be considered a coward I guess I fought subconsciously knowing it was better to lose a little fight then to start a war I knew we could not win....   [tags: martial arts, ]

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A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Collaborative Learning and Individual Learning

- Introduction Group work is a way to organize classroom activity where students are given a group assignment from the teacher and where the students’ level of participation depends on how they engage in the group task (Chiriac & Frykedal, 2011). For example, if students work cooperatively or collaboratively, then students within the group will have an increased learning retention and increased critical thinking (Chiriac & Frykedal, 2011). Bennett and Dunne (1992), and Galton and Williamson explain that cooperative group work occurs when students divide the work load in a group and each individual completes a different part of the assignment....   [tags: education, group work, critical thinking, student]

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The Debate: Online Learning Versus Brick and Mortar Learning

- Unlike many people who attended college after they graduated from high school I was not one of them. I chose to be a wife and a mother of two; later after my children were grown and my first marriage was over I realized I needed a change. I decided to attend a community college taking the traditional classroom courses. It was a major struggle for me because I was working full-time and part-time jobs while working on an Associates Degree. What should have taken me only two years to complete it took me four because I was not able to work in all the classes needed to graduated in a two year time period my work crazy hours and take care of my family would not allow it....   [tags: Education ]

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Language Learning Field: Content and Language Integrated Learning

- ... How can motivation be created and maintained during the whole lesson. How do we get students to interact. How can we encourage students to think. These questions need to be taken into consideration when we plan a CLIL lesson. According to Nikolov (2002), students are intrinsically motivated if the tasks are cognitively challenging and teachers should use predominantly form-focused tasks, and few meaning-focused tasks. As far as my lesson plans are concerned, I tried to create the task focusing on the content rather than the language....   [tags: curriculum, students, second language]

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How the Learning Envirnoment of a Classroom Effects Learning

- The concept of the learning environment Is the environment in which you are teaching and learning processes, including covered by this ocean of factors and effects depends upon the quality of output, and the results of both processes. So, the educational environment of the school includes school construction site, buildings, halls and gyms rows and scientific laboratories, furniture, equipment and school supplies. So the following will set up two of the classroom environment. Also I will be aspects (safety, comfort, space, sound equipment and materials, mobility, attractive and storage areas) I observe two classes, one is in grade one the other in grade Five....   [tags: safety, mobility, space, comfort]

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The Mind-Body Connection in Learning: Applications to Maximizing Learning

- For many years, the dominant theory of classroom teaching has been “sit and git,” (Jensen, 2005, p. 60) where students are expected to sit quietly, take notes, study material, and then demonstrate mastery of this material on tests and quizzes. As studies of the brain reveal its inner workings, researchers are discovering that learning is a more complex, whole-body process than previously imagined. With better brain imaging techniques, neuroscientists are uncovering the root physical and chemical mechanisms that make up the processes of “learning” and “memory.” Because of this, new techniques are being developed, and old methods vetted, for teaching in ways that maximize the brain’s ability...   [tags: Education]

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Adult Learning is Different from Traditional Learning

- ... Andragogy Reflection Self-directing “Independence, the ability to make choices and critical judgments, and the capacity to articulate the norms and limits of a learning society” describe an autonomous learner (Merriam, Caffarella, & Baumgartner, 2007, p. 122). 95% of the adult learners that attend the mandatory First Training have worked in the hospital setting for over a year or longer. Most feel as if the training is telling them how to treat their patients using scripts rather than being themselves and being sincere to their patients....   [tags: self-directing, self-motivated]

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The Role of Behavior in Relation to Learning

- In modern psychology, learning is an important topic. To understand learning, one must also understand the role of behavior in relation to learning. In psychology, classical conditioning, and instrumental conditioning are two types of learning that explain changes in behavior. The relationship between learning and cognition is necessary and their relationship helps to understand learning. With a definition of learning along with an understanding of behavior, the types of learning, and cognition, one can understand what learning is....   [tags: psychology, behavior, cognition]

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The Link Between Quality and Learning

- The use of the number of units produced, as the only independent variable to monitor the progress of a task, has raised important questions about the effectiveness of learning models. The traditional learning curve, initially developed for airplane production, proved to be impractical for many other engineering processes since it implies that all units produced are of acceptable quality. Seeking a link between learning curve tools and quality control, many authors attempted to overcome these limitations and quantify learning through the quality performance of a production process....   [tags: Education ]

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An Active Learning Approach in the Classroom

- “We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.” -Malcolm Gladwell In today’s society, for current and future teachers, an active learning approach to teaching is essential for students’ success in the classroom. Learning that contains student-based inquiry versus teacher-based inquiry allows the students to develop their own understanding of the content with little facilitation from the teacher. Unfortunately, active learning in many classrooms has always consisted of the teacher directing the learning, which inhibits each student’s growth and potential....   [tags: recall, participation, groups]

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Impacts of Technology on Digital Learning

- Introduction Digital learning is defined as learning through digital devices such as computers, tablets, or smart phones over the Internet. It is also known by other names, such as virtual learning, online learning, e-learning, distance learning, or continuing education. Digital learning was first introduced as “Computer Assisted Learning Center” in 1982 [1]. The first online course was introduced by “Computer Assisted Learning Campus” in 1994, in which students can take courses over the web [1]....   [tags: Digital Devices, Computers, Tablets, Phones]

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The ICU as an Effective Learning Environment

- Learning is the lifelong process of transforming information and experience into knowledge, skills, behaviors and attitudes. It may occur as part of education, personal development or training. According to Hinchliff (1999), there are many factors that can give and affect the quality of learning such as students, teachers and the environment. Meanwhile, learning environment itself is the physical or virtual setting in which learning takes place. Hannafin, Land & Oliver (1999) described learning environment as a typically constructivist in nature, engaging learners in “sense-making” or reasoning about extensive resource set, including four components which are enabling context, resources, a...   [tags: Nursing Reflective Practice]

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Is the Utilization of Learning Styles Necessary?

- There is a great debate raging throughout the educational system in America today. At the heart of this battle is the question over whether or not educators should alter their lesson plans to reflect the learning styles of their students. Many of us have heard someone say, “I couldn’t figure out what they were saying, but once they showed me how I was able to do it.” This is an example of someone’s learning style. A learning style is the way a person prefers to process, internalize, and remember new information or concepts....   [tags: Education, teaching]

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My Philosophy on Learning and Teaching

- Introduction Human learning is a complex and dynamic process such that there is no one definitive definition of learning; yet, there is a shared definitional assumption that learning is “a long-term change in mental representations or associations as a result of experience” (Ormrod, 2012, p. 4). In terms of human experience, there are somewhat different points of view amongst theorists. That is to say, learning can be defined differently by the description of how human experience takes place (Shuell, 1986)....   [tags: pedagogical statement]

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The Benefits of Self Directed Learning

- Merriam, Caffarella and Baumgartner state that “Self-directed learning as a process of learning, in which people take the primary initiative for planning, carrying out, and evaluating their own learning experiences, has received a great deal of attention in literature” (2007, p.110). Being self-directed in learning is a part of our adult life. Self-directed learning is a learner-centered approach to involve students in the learning process. The article that I chose is “Using Study Plans to Develop Self-Directed Learning Skills: Implications From a Pilot Project” by Fengning Du....   [tags: education, plan, teacher]

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Learning Style for Student Nurses

- In this essay I will be discussing the importance of understanding learning styles for student nurses. I will also be focusing on the learning cycle and learning style using the Honey and Mumford 80 questionnaire. I look into the details of how learning style helps students to understand the importance of recognising one’s learning style preference. I will also provide an understanding of learning and learning theories and discuss my own dominant learning style and how I aim to deal with my weaknesses to progress well in the nursing programme....   [tags: listening, imitating others, environment]

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Andragogy: The Study of Adult Learning

- Edward Lindeman is thought by many to be the founder of contemporary adult education. His work in the area of adult education included the writing of articles, books, public presentations, assistance in the collegiate system as a lecturer of social work and as an associate pastor in the church (Brookfield, 1986). Lindeman and Martha Anderson traveled to observe and analyze the German Folk High School system and the worker’s movement. Consequently, Lindeman and Anderson’s comparative research lead to the breakthrough of the German perception of andragogy....   [tags: contemporary, education, self-direct, learn]

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Constructivism and Connectivism as Theories of Learning

- The technological inventions have led to many changes in our lives. Our age is called a digital age. People use technology not only for communication ,but also for education. As a result , educational materials are not only presented through the text books, but also presented by using technologies inside classrooms.Moreover,learners are asked to access information by using technologies outside a classroom Educational technology is an umbrella term that includes many types of technologies such as computer softwares,the internet, I pads , iPods, and mobiles....   [tags: Human Intellect, Technology]

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Adult Learning in an Online Environment

- As an adult learner in an online learning environment, a certain amount of readiness skills will be necessary. Various information shall be presented to highlight the advantages and disadvantages of the online learning environment. This paper will identify the difference between the adult online learner and a traditional learner. The purpose of this research paper is to bring together statistics of the functionality of the adult learner within the online environment. The resources Literacy, numeracy, and edified citizenry aptitudes join the groundwork upon which is built the well-rounded adult learner (Tomei, 2010)....   [tags: education, online, success]

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Purpose of Education and the Nature of Learning

- ... However, when dealing with large heavy equipment, there is a certain amount of structure and instruction that management needs to maintain, and this is done to ensure that no property gets damaged and so that nobody gets hurt. Adults also pull from their experiences when they learn to help them understand the information (Merriam, Caffarella & Baumgartner, 2007). The most important andragogy application in this particular industry is the adults need to immediately apply what they learned. This is good because it will increase production for employers and satisfy the employees need to apply the information immediately....   [tags: knowledge, skills, or attitudes]

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The Importance of Learning a Foreign Language

- In today’s world, we know the importance of learning foreign language and speaking foreign language. We say ‘a language is a person’ but we don’t know what is the time of learning foreign language and how many language we can learn. We don’t know them literally. Firstly we have to learn what the language is. The language is a system of communication consisting of sounds , words , grammar, or the system of communication used by people in a particular country or type of work. (From Cambridge). We can understand a language is verbal things but mimics and gestures also is a language....   [tags: mistakes, feedback, repetition]

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E- Learning for Teachers and Students

- Using technology such as the web to create a rich learning environment may not be as easy as it seems. While we try to instill lifelong learning in our students we as teachers need to remember trying new technology may take some learning on teachers’ parts as well. Research shows both sides of web-based learning, resources to facilitate online learning, and ways to develop educational software for online learning, which teachers may need to discover in order to effectively use web-based learning....   [tags: Education and Technology, internet]

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The Pros and Cons of Distance Learning

- In a K-12 setting, distance learning or traditional learning requires careful planning that must take place in order for the educational process to work for the students. When we look at both forms of education there are still pros and cons to both. Although online learning has made a major impact in the world of education, many people have not accepted this form of education. One of the reason for their concerns is that students cannot get fast answers to their questions about the assignment from the teacher....   [tags: Educational Technology ]

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Application of Technology to Enhance Learning

- Postsecondary educators are frequently faced with the dilemma of how to extend time on topic in critical areas where the time in the classroom is limited. Traditionally outside class work was assigned to fill the void. There was no opportunity for the educator to dynamically interact with students outside the classroom except time intensive group discussions or tutoring. While the method was adequate, it had limited scope and was not the richest of learning environments. The advent of the modern Internet and rapid proliferation of technology from the mid 1990s onward offered increasingly more opportunities for technology application to learning....   [tags: Educational Technology ]

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The Effect of Motivation on Language Learning

- The concept of motivation has been the subject of many studies and is considered a crucial determinant of successful achievement in the field of language learning. A motivating learning environment has to support the education process. It generates learning initially and later will guide the process of acquiring a target language (Cheng & Dornyei, 2007). Teachers have long recognized that motivation is centered to problem-solving in education. Motivation is the key factor in getting students involved in the learning process and in keeping them engaged at their level of academic performance (Oliver, 1995)....   [tags: foreign language, languages, ]

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The Up's and Down's of Distance Learning

- Even though distance learning has it's ups and downs, students are given the opportunity to better themselves by obtaining a college degree online, advancing in different career and technology fields, as well as tending to life's daily tasks all at the same time. Students who choose distance learning experience victories as well as challenges just like any other student attending school. One of the best things about distance learning is that student's can work at their own pace in the privacy of their own home....   [tags: online college degree, bullying, traditiona]

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The Different Aspects of the Learning Environment

- 2A. The context for teaching and learning incorporates and refers to the following learning environments: physical, social, personal, and content-specific. The physical contexts for teaching and learning may include things like desk arrangements, classroom temperature, room lighting, classroom design and capacity, time of day, and so on (Shulman, 2004). Palmer (1998) says, “good teaching is always essentially communal [and] that teaching cannot be reduced to technique” (pg. 115). He then goes on to say “engaging students in the community of truth does not require that we put the chairs in a circle and have a conversation....   [tags: physical, social, personal, content-specific]

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Componenets of an E-Learning System

- II. REVIEW OF RELATED STUDIES 2.1 Background concepts The central theme of e-learning is to leverage effective transfer of knowledge, not just from the experts to learners but also from learners to learners, including both tacit (informal knowledge) and explicit knowledge (formal knowledge), through various means facilitated by information and communication technologies (ICT) [Volery and Lord, 2000]. It is essential to identify the critical factors within each of the components of e-learning ecosystem to facilitate effective transfer of knowledge....   [tags: Education, technology, internet]

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The Importance of Assessment for Learning

- This assignment seeks to provide a critical evaluation of the effective use of assessment for learning, in order to successfully target this I am going to critically analyse the following; the difference between formative and summative assessment, the key elements of assessment for learning, development through practical strategies, and the role of the teacher when planning to support formative assessment. By the end of the assignment I will draw upon a conclusion of the importance of assessment for learning....   [tags: education, feedback]

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Learning Organizations in a Global Environment

- Today, with the global changes that face organizations and with the increase to the competition in the market, issues of diversity and globalization, and the ability to innovate are more critical for the success and survival of the business organization. With organizations just beginning to understand the importance of global challenges, there are few organizations embracing globalization to the level of creating a corporate culture that is globally practicing and at all levels. Because corporate culture is so intensely set in many organizations, promoting global change becomes complex and staff members often challenge or resent such changes....   [tags: personal mastery,corporate culture,diversity]

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The Cognitive Benefits of Learning by Tutoring

- The Cognitive Benefits of Learning by Tutoring Abstract A central question in educational theory is how students best encode material for long-term recall. We explored cognitive gains for students engaged in an actual tutoring task. Subjects (N=88) were randomly assigned to Learning conditions (Non-tutoring, Tutoring) and asked to read two passages followed by Post-test 1. Non-tutoring subjects were asked to review the passages while Tutoring subjects were asked to tutor the material to another student and then all took Post-test 2....   [tags: Education ]

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The Concept of Flipped Learning

- Flipped learning involves leveraging e-learning technologies to provide students with content prior to the lesson so that in the group context more time can be spent in group activities (Johnson and Renner, 2012). This promotes a collaborative learning environment in the classroom (Jarvela, Volet and Jarvenoja, 2010, Stahl, 2012). The aim of flipped learning is to develop an active learning environment within the classroom without sacrificing the coverage of content (Strayer, 2007). The impact is to develop in the student active learning, social learning and creative learning skills (Miltbrandt, 2004)....   [tags: technology, content, active]

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Learning Theories for an Effective Classroom

- INTRODUCTION Learning theories are critical for every teacher to keep in mind. While they are theories, they are great guides for teachers. From what I remember reading, research has shown that when teachers use learning theories to guide their teaching correctly, they get positive results. The following explores how learning theories that naturally promote classroom management both explicitly and implicitly and most importantly offer students a chance to learn in a safe environment that is developmentally appropriate and environmentally stimulating for the young learner ages three to six....   [tags: teaching techniques, education systems]

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Learning Anxiety in the Language Classroom

- Language Learning Anxiety The effect of anxiety on a students’ learning – how are teachers able to help, and what are some suggestions for the classroom. Anxiety can be defined as a subjective feeling of tension, apprehension, nervousness, and worry associated with an arousal of the autonomic nervous system (Pappamihiel, 2002). When anxiety is limited to the learning of a language, it falls into a category known as “specific anxiety reactions” (Horwitz, Horwitz & Cope, 1986). Language anxiety can be defined as fear or apprehension occurring when a learner is expected to perform in the second or foreign language and is seen as a distinct complex of self-perceptions, beliefs, feelings, and beh...   [tags: psychology in education]

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Video Games as a Learning Tool

- There are several negative stereotypes associated with video games and those who play them; some of these may often hold true. However, there are plenty of learning opportunities in video games. While the direct purpose of some games is to educate or train, other games that do not directly have this purpose can still become a learning experience for the player. As Ntiedo Etuk, president of the educational video game company Tabula Digital said, “The traditional view of video games has been that they are distractions from the task of learning” (Electronic Education Report 1)....   [tags: computer based games, electronic education]

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The Mind Body Connection in Learning

- Introduction Generally, in learning processes the connection of mind to body frameworks are easy to overlook, but some connections are vital to humans living healthy lives. These connections must be understood because the mind-body connection allows us to function especially in regards to learning. These two systems are not independent of each other when it comes to learning, they work together to help us pay attention, solve complex problems, and remember everything that’s taught to us. The mind-body connection are linked into how we learn....   [tags: health, processing, nutrition]

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Exploring the Schema Theory of Learning

- Theories of Learning Schema Theory Overview: Schema Theory is part of the cognitive theories of learning module and deals with how the brain processes new knowledge (Chalmers, 2003). Schemata are packets of prior knowledge that have been stored in a learner’s memory. Each learner has developed schemata that are based on prior experience and knowledge. Learners seek to connect new information with prior knowledge and use generalizations to assist in organization of information. Schema Theory is focused on conceptual learning and states that knowledge seeks organization in order to develop meaning (Anderson, 1984)....   [tags: Education, teaching]

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The Social Nature of Learning

- Thinking about my growth during this course, it became obvious to me the difference between how people learn and how we can adjust teaching to impact how people learn. It was evident in my first submission of a personal learning theory that I was reflecting upon and applying our readings and discussions as a teacher, not as a learner. It is the intent of this project to illustrate how my experiences, personally and professionally, coupled with what I have learned during this course, have shaped my personal theory of learning....   [tags: education, teacher, students]

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The Genetic Factors of Learning Disabilities

- The National Institute of Neurologic Disorders defines learning disorders as a; condition that either prevents or significantly hinders somebody from learning basic skills or information at the same rate as most people of the same age. It is important to note that this does not mean that the individual has less intelligence; it means that their brain or body is wired in a way that hinders or prevents development of a certain tasks. Many people often confuse learning disabilities with mental retardation but while both words describe similar conditions, the term learning disability and learning disorder are used to describe conditions that affect development in certain cognitive areas in other...   [tags: Special Education]

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Service Learning Opportunity for Youth

- ... During a service learning opportunity the student must work with a random group of individuals in order to help less fortunate people or places. This group work will face adversities that are similar to ones that will be faced in the work setting later in life. Getting students involved in group work at such a young age will put them step ahead of others on the road to success. In these groups they will face challenges such as understanding one another clearly, collaborating on one idea as a group, and then implementing the group ideas into the actual work....   [tags: impact, skills, scores, network]

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Students’ Learning Styles in Classroom

- 1.0 Introduction We are living in a technology-based world. Day by day, the world we live in is developing in various aspects without fail. Along with that, trend in education has been developing to cater for the best of the students. This clearly means that trends in education system are always changing from time to time. The modernized world has changed people’s perception on how they look at the current trends in education. Speaking about trends, what do we understand about trends. According to Erlendsson (2003) trend in short means ‘a regular change in data over time’....   [tags: visual, auditory, focus]

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Creating a Positive Learning Environment

- Research shows that the learning environment encompasses more than just the classroom that learning and teaching takes place. Many factors contribute to a learning environment, including the students, teachers, parents, school staff, policy makers, specialists, support staff, community members and the different learning spaces and resources available. This reflective journal will discuss some ways that teachers can set up the learning environment to maximise teaching and learning and some potential advantages and difficulties for me as a new teacher....   [tags: Education ]

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Collaborative and Networked Management Learning

- INTRODUCTION Today there is a demand on information systems to provide a new paradigm for learning that expands opportunities, facilitates effective delivery of content, better communication within a collaborative environment and integration with diverse set of technologies. As a result the use of collaborative and network based learning is becoming common. Recently many educational institutions have developed learning tools that combine various forms of media of which web-based learning management systems are widely used ie....   [tags: Educational Technology ]

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Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences

- Different learning styles are used by different people, with different levels of intelligence and ability. The different learning styles are visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. There are many others depending on who you ask, but those are the basic ones. Depending on how a person is raised, how they individually prefer to learn, and their learning ability. However, if a teacher uses the wrong learning style with a student, it may make the student feel like they cannot learn or that they are inferior to the others in the classroom (Overview of Learning Styles, 2014)....   [tags: Education, intelligene, ability]

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The Implementation of Cooperative Learning

- In this essay, I will discuss cooperative learning as an instructional strategy. I chose to focus on cooperative learning after reading Borich’s discussion on the many ways in which in benefits students and their learning. According the Borich (2006), cooperative learning helps students to form their personal attitudes and values, increase prosocial behavior, teaches students to view the world from alternative perspectives, allows students to develop an integrated identity, and encourages higher order thinking....   [tags: Educational Techniques, Peer Interaction]

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Gender Differerences in Language Learning

- Genders Differ in Language Use The purpose of the study, including the specific research question studied: Language Learning Strategies (LLS) are the activities or actions that learners take in order to effectively receive, store, retrieve and use information that they gain. Learners take such actions in order to facilitate faster and easier learning as well as make learning more enjoyable and effective (Mahamod et al., 2009). According to Mahamod et al. (2009), gender results into differences in Language Learning Strategies with studies showing that, females are better in using Language Learning Strategies than males....   [tags: Education, Teaching]

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Learning in a systems context

- When Peter Senge wrote his book entitled the Fifth Discipline, he caused both the systems thinking and learning organization to come into the limelight (Smith, Peter Senge and the learning organization, 2001). Through his studies, he showed how systems thinking, personal mastery, mental models, building a shared vision, and learning were all part of the learning organization (Smith, Peter Senge and the learning organization, 2001). Systems thinking versus a learning organization The difference between the systems thinking is one is the tree and the other is the forest....   [tags: Fifth Discipline, Peter Senge]

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Classroom Management and Learning Theories

- Teachers use theories, models of learning, and professional standards to shape their teaching practices. There are several learning theories that have evolved the educational field. Theories guide instruction and the beliefs of the teachers. Teachers use these theories, standards, and personal beliefs to develop goals in order to improve teaching effectiveness. Through exploring multiple learning theories and reflecting on my own teaching beliefs, I have developed my own theory of learning. As I developed my theory, I wanted to consider what it takes to be a highly effective teacher....   [tags: teaching practices, instruction]

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Cooperative Learning and Technology Integration

- In today’s classroom the emphasis is no longer on teacher-directed instructed; it is on student-centered learning. Another important aspect of the classroom is the integration of technology to enhance student learning. Research over both is significantly increasing, which makes understanding the positive outcomes of implementing the two strategies imperative for educators. As most educators are aware, the key element to a pupil’s success lies in their motivation to achieve goals and be successful pupils; therefore by combining both student-centered learning strategies, such as cooperative learning and technology integration, student learning can be positively impacted....   [tags: Education and Technology, computers]

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Individual Types of Learning Behavior

- Herman Brain Dominance (HBD): Ned Hermann improved his model of Brain Dominance in 1979. His Whole Brain Model (Herman, 1995) combines Roger Sperry's left/right brain theory and Paul MacLean's triune model (primitive, intermediate and rational brain) to produce a quadrant model based on the task- specific performance of the physical brain. Each quadrant is described to have an ideal style of learning and preferences for individual types of learning behavior. Quadrant A is logical-analytical, Quadrant B is sequential-organized, and Quadrant C is emotional and interpersonal, while Quadrant D is visual, holistic and innovative....   [tags: Biology, Herman Brain Dominance]

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Technology in Teaching and Learning

- Educational technologies are being utilized in every way shape and form, from inline gaming to numeracy, literacy and painting by numbers. From learning to leisure we have embraced the internet, in online chat rooms we communicate, interact and move into future learning through educational programmes and technology that lets us live and learn virtually. Instruction and directions are sent across cyberspace which change perceptions and give us an insight into different cultures far away across the other side of the world .The enigma that is cyberspace has the capacity to change our way of thinking, learning and teaching, and it is this teaching aspect hat most interests me....   [tags: Education ]

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The Concept of Lifelong Learning

- The lifelong learning concept has changed over the past years by different scholars such as Jacque Delors and international organisations such as OECD, World Bank and European Commission It is a concept that many countries try import into their educational policies to better their economies. The purpose of this essay is to use literature review to analyse the 20th century term lifelong learning prefiguring the ideas in the 21st century learning and the discourse of lifelong learning and knowledge economy....   [tags: Education]

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A 21st Century Learning System

- Introduction Learning is a relatively permanent change in behavior due to experience according to Ormrod, 2004 beside that, the definition of 21st century learning it is all about collaborate with others and connect through technology. Discussing the implementation of technology in learning it’s referred to the teaching, learning and thinking tools that can change the way of cognitive process. Technology has a great potential to enhance education if appropriately applied and the expectations about the role computer technology would play in the learning process....   [tags: Social Media, Teacher Techniques]

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The Value of Learning Styles

- The Value of Learning Styles Learning styles and their value have been debated for some time. Students may have a preferred style but this doesn’t mean that educators should use just one form to accommodate an individual’s style. Using a multitude of styles will keep a student’s interest and will ensure a more solid understanding of the information presented. Many researchers believe that everyone has a preferred learning style and have developed a list of questions and if answered truthfully, are designed to indicate what preferred style the learner has....   [tags: abilities, auditory, kinesthetic]

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Adult Learning and Online Classes

- ... Many traditional students are expected to stay in school by their kin (Tews, 2013). Traditional learners may not always have a precise objective in mind, unlike an adult learner (Tews, 2013). Adult learners are more disposed to accepting accountability for their own learning (Tews, 2013). Critical cerebrating is an implement for making decisions and solving quandaries, both attributes of the prosperous learner whether traditional or a distance (Tomei, 2010). When research compares the duration devoted to distance versus traditional injuctive authorization in the areas of distribution of instructional content, student counsel and advisement, and the student assessment, the findings pelluc...   [tags: teachers, students, self-efficacy]

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My Stance on Service Learning

- ... With an influx of immigrants from countries around the world to Brevard County, linguistical assistance from proficient English speakers can be a great service-learning task at Eastern Florida State College. Perhaps a language exchange of sorts can happen. Such an exchange would fall under the reciprocity portion of service-learning, which is more often than not, a huge part of the service-learning experience. In a short video interview titled “The Importance of Service Learning”, with Charis, last name not given, a student at Gateway Technical College, she recalls her Service-Learning experience of teaching others how to grow and maintain vegetables: You can tell somebody 'this is h...   [tags: making communities better]

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Social Cognitive Theory of Learning

- Social Cognitive Theory of Learning Social cognitive theory of learning is a theoretical perspective that focuses on learning by observing others and eventually assuming control over one’s own behavior (Ormrod, 2011, p.323). Social cognitive theory is a perspective that helps us understand about learning by observing other people doing the same thing. This theory is a blend of behaviorism and cognitive psychology (Ormrod, 2011). Behaviorism theory relates to learning as a stimulus- response relationship and suggests that learning involves a behavior change whereas according to social cognitive theory learning is an internal process that may or may not lead to a behavior change....   [tags: Education]

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Developing an Effective Learning Organization

- There are several characteristics that are valuable to an organization. They must understand the environment internally and externally so that their creativity level is positively impacted by this knowledge. They must also be a visionary so that they can lead their business into the future, so they are constantly evolving. An organization must be flexible and know how to select good managers that will oversee their business so that they are free to work on their vision. Some of the best ideas will come from those who are in the business daily and any organization who wants to be a success must welcome the ideas of those they trust to manage their businesses....   [tags: Business Management ]

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Paradox in Teaching and Learning

- Palmer’s third chapter speaks about paradox in teaching and learning. He describes paradox, overall, as the inner tension experienced in the heart of every teacher, competing and pulling between laughter and pain, joy and sadness, engagement and apathy. He embraces the soul of the teacher pungently: “teaching...can only be expressed as paradoxes”. Push them yet coddle them, inspire them yet give them thinking time, challenge them yet celebrate their established riches. Parker’s description brings into light the true tension in the hearts of teachers, balancing forces of emotion, identity, intellect, and truth....   [tags: Education]

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Importance of Feedback in Learning

- In this paper, I will be primarily focusing on the importance of feedback in learning. Practise is important to achieve goals but it cannot act alone, in order for a student to accomplish his/her goals he/she needs to practise; while practising it is important to receive feedback. By the end of this paper, I will try to prove why “Feedback is so important in learning”. According to University of Reading (2012), “Feedback can improve a student's confidence, self-awareness and enthusiasm for learning.” Feedback is important because it helps student understand their progress whilst achieving goals....   [tags: identifying strengths and weaknesses]

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Teaching and Learning Activity Assessment

- Introduction One of key element in teaching and learning activity is assessment. There are several types of assessment. However, in the context of Aceh, most of teachers still use traditional forms of assessment, specifically summative assessment. There is critique on traditional assessment, “The critique has been based on the assumption that these forms of assessment do not support high quality of leaning associated with ‘deep’ learning, critical thinking, sustainable knowledge and lifelong learning” (Havnes & McDowell 2008)....   [tags: Education, Evaluation ]

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Learning Differences and Multiple Intelligence

- Learning styles begin at an early age. Children learn from what they hear, see and do. As students further their education, their learning styles may change and not all students have the same learning style. The theory of Multiple Intelligence is the idea presented by Dr. Howard Gardner, a psychologist and professor of neuroscience from Harvard University. Gardner’s definition of intelligence is the ability to create an effective product or service, having the skills to solve problems, and the potential for finding and creating solutions for problems involving and gathering new knowledge....   [tags: Education, Auditory, Visual]

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The Possibilities Opened by Learning

- I’ve always been the “smart one” of the family. Ever since I entered Middle School I’ve gotten A’s and B’s, so my parents and other family members called me smart and praised the grades I got. When they ask me why I did well in school I told them it was because I liked learning. That is my “secret” to my good grades; I love to learn. It’s just something about getting knowledge and being able to learn new things that makes me really excited. And learning, for me, doesn’t stop at the classroom. There is so much to learn from the people and world around me, and I plan to learn as much as I can....   [tags: school, history, teachers]

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Traditional Organization and Learning Organization

- When the buzzword of business model was very active and reactive during the internet boom, many individuals did not understand the concept of the proper business model for the proper business (Magretta, 2002). When not utilizing the right type of model for the organization, the model will be misused and distorted (Magretta, 2002). Understanding the traditional organization and learning organization, will allow an organization to determine which time of organization they desire the most. Characteristics of the Traditional and Learning Organization The beginnings of the traditional and learning organizations start with the characteristics of the organizations....   [tags: innovation, business model, leadership, leader]

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Creating A Positive Learning Environment

- The introduction of policies and legislations in regards to inclusion within the classroom demands teachers to reassess their learning environments in order to cater to the diverse range of students within our classrooms. As a teacher it is our responsibility to set up our learning environment to maximise student learning and teaching providing varying strategies to cater to our students’ differences. As educators I believe it is important to create a learning climate within and surrounding your classroom....   [tags: Education]

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Virtual Learning Environment in Education

- Title: Virtual Learning Environment in Education Motivation behind the study. Education is the one of important thing where people will gain their knowledge. Education consist of many level of ages that and the delivery method in education is varies. One of the ways that educations are transfer through Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). VLE is a system generated computer that display in 3Dimension (3D). Virtual reality (VR), the three-dimensional multisensory, immersive, and interactive digital environment, has triggered public imagination as the technology that will dominate the way our work, education, and leisure are delivered in the future....   [tags: motivation, virtual environment, knowledge]

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Project-based Learning in the Classroom

- Project-based learning is the inquiry project that I have selected as my subject for investigation. In Project-based Learning, or PBL, activity in the classroom moves away from teacher-centered instruction. PBL activities and practices are student centered, interdisciplinary, and integrate real-world practices and problems. PBL promotes student understanding by promoting the acquisition of real knowledge by exploring, making judgments, and synthesizing information. PBL allows students to practice the skills they will need as adults in the real working world (Project-based learning handbook)....   [tags: real-world, student-centered, pragmatic]

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Creating a Thriving Learning Environment

- Creating a learning environment that maximises learning and teaching in any classroom can be a task in itself, let alone creating a successful learning environment within an inclusive education setting. There are however numerous ways to do this with both advantages and difficulties in implementing such a curriculum; it seems an overwhelming experience, especially as a new teacher. Foreman (2008) likens the classroom environment to an ecosystem to which there are four interconnecting dynamics; teacher factors, student factors, curriculum and resource factors and physical setting factors....   [tags: Education, teaching, teachers]

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Intrinsic Benefits of Cooperative Learning

- The effects of cooperative learning on academic achievement are positive and measurable. Student’s continual discussion and summarization of the information allows the child to gain a more solid understanding which leads to higher retention of the material. Also, when a student encounters part of the assignment that he struggles with, his peers shall take on the role of teacher and assist him with overcoming this hurdle. In doing so, the student who may once have failed will now achieve due to the help of his group members....   [tags: Education]

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Learning Styles and Decision Making

- Learning Styles and Decision Making Learning style is “the way in which each person absorbs and retains information and/or skills” (Dunn, 1984, p. 2). In other words, it is a way in which every person gathers, processes and analyzes information. It impacts various aspects of individual's life, such as environment in which that person learns best, topics he/she is interested in, approaches to the learning situation, and so on. Kolb's model of learning styles is one of the most well known learning style theories....   [tags: information, strengths, theory]

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Help or Hindrance to Learning

- Multiple Intelligences: Help or Hindrance to Learning Kari Raterman COLL100 I010 Fall 13 American Public University Cynthia Hamilton Educators and parents have always wondered how students could learn more or even learn more effectively. Would it matter if the information presented is on a white board or if breakfast were offered at school before classes begin, or if curriculums were designed to reach students in a variety of ways; would students learn more. What if students, whether children or adults, learned in different ways....   [tags: MI, LS, education]

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Distant Education: Online Learning

- ... One of these measures is effective time management. Online students need to be proactive and also take responsibilities for their own learning. This is because of the fact that there are many things that might hinder online students from effective learning. The other factor is balancing personal obligations. This ensures that the student is able to allocate time for both learning and personal obligations. Students should also ensure that the environment they chose to conduct their studies is conducive....   [tags: academics through the web]

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Introduction - Online Learning

- 1.0 Introduction Chapter 1 discusses the introduction of the background of the blended learning which are online learning and face-to-face that is use for UNIMAS Cognitive Science students in their academic study. Next, it discusses the problem statement, research question, objective of study which are divides into general objective and specific objective, also definition of terms and conceptual framework in this research. This chapter also contains the limitation and the significance of study in this research....   [tags: Education ]

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Learning is Attaining Knowledge

- Learning is an action or experience of attaining knowledge. Each learning process comes from instruction and study. It aims for behavior modification that is permanent. Learning theories are defined as “attempts to systematize and organize what is known about human learning” (Lefrancois, 2011, p.25). Generally, learning can be categorized into three types: classical conditioning, operant conditioning and cognitive learning (refer to Figure 1 in Appendix 1). The first type of learning is classical conditioning....   [tags: Classical Conditioning, Operant Conditioning]

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Adult Learning Theory: Andragogy

- Adult Learning Theory: Andragogy The dispute of how adults learn is an ever developing subject matter since the 1920’s when adult learning became a professional field of practice (Merriam, S., 2001). Questions such as, do adults learn differently from children. Are adults able to learn quicker, independently, or in the same environment. These are just some examples of a multitude of questions that have been raised since scientists began investigating Adult Learning. I intend to clarify some of the misconceptions of adult learning through proven scientific research and writings of experts in the field....   [tags: Education]

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The Pedagogy of E-learning

- III. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY A qualitative approach was adopted involving two principal data collection methods; a thorough and systematic review literature and in-depth interviews on critical pedagogical approaches, technologies supporting those pedagogies and management of learning resources with e-learning providers. Reasons for adopting detailed interviews are as follows: First, interviews are appropriate to examine the extent to which the critical factors identified from literature and empirical studies are practiced....   [tags: methodology]

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