“Experiential learning is an integration and alteration of thinking and doing” (Mullins and Christy, 2010). Kolb believes focusing and reflecting on concrete experiences is essential. He constructed a four-stage cycle involving four flexible learning modes which were Concrete Experience, Reflective Observation, Abstract Conceptualization, and Active Experimentation. Following this he also identified four learning style groups based on the four learning modes which were Divergers, Assimilators, Convergers and Accommodators (Hong et al 2007). Kolb’s Experiential Learning Cycle is very cleverly designed, it is a one way system where one can enter at any stage but must follow in sequence.
Effective tutors use follow up explanations with quiet and initiation responses to encourage the tutee talk more. By following effective explanations tutors explain less and less. Explanations also have qualities of sharing and cooperation among the tutor and the tutee. I see that tutors who follow the explanation by initiation reply are helping tutees engage more in the context and providing them a way of independent learning. This also provides a more flexible way of communication between the tutee and the tutor as the tutorial session progress.
I learn most subjects easily if I have written material and enough time to study. I have also identified some weaknesses. I struggle with spatial and innovative thinking. My preference for individual learning and working within established guidelines is evident in my results of the Humanmetrics Jung Typology Test TM (n.d.). These strengths will benefit me during on-line learning courses.
One of the many benefits of the middle school model is that being part of a team forms a bond between the teachers and students. “The team and their students truly become a community of learners.” (Kellough & Kellough, 2008, pg 8) In order for a team to be successful teams must provide tools to help students grow. (Erb, T. O, 2006, pg 5) Teachers get to know their students very well. Since students in middle school are going through physical, social, and psychological development that could affect their academic performance, it is important to have teachers who really get to know their students. Every learner has different needs and teachers need to take into consideration the individual learning needs of students in order to help them succeed.
The main difference between the two are; Piaget believed that there were four stages of cognitive development whereas Vygotsky thought that a child had continuous development that was not set out in stages. McLeod (2015) explains the applications of Vygotsky’s development theory Vygotsky’s theory permits the student to play an active role in learning. The roles of student and teacher are hence shifted, as it is common practice that a teacher should collaborate with his or her students in order to facilitate meaning construction in students. Therefore, learning becomes a reciprocal experience for students and teacher Impact on learners: Many children diagnosed with dyspraxia have difficulty with reading and spelling. They have very little concentration and are poor listeners inside and outside of the classroom.
A good way to know you have fully grasped the concept of new information is to continuously practice what was taught. Teachers could emphasize to students how this could help them during class and later on in life. (readingrocket.org) Strategy 3 Teach students to use visual images and other memory strategies: A teacher could make use of using different cues like word substitution to help aid in students memory. The use of word substitution is used normally for information that is hard to remember. These type of word are words that are said and can easily be visualized when heard.
Assessments are now widely administered as means to improve teaching and learning. Specifically, it may also be seen as an everyday, on-going part of teaching and learning in the classroom. Assessing the academic achievement of every student is an essential part in order to develop or enhancing their higher order thinking skills. By conducting assessment, teachers’ therefore could identify necessary adjustment that need to be made in order to ensure students are able to master what has been taught. In general, as cited in Looi-Chin and Soubakeavathi (2013) several studies on teachers’ assessment in United States (Bailey, 2004; Yueming, Eslami and Burlbaw, 2006) have shown that a majority of teachers valued assessment provides benefits to their
Introduction It is very important to study about the development of the human. Because it provides framework to think about human growth, their mental development, and the most important one, ‘their learning’. As a teacher it is very important to study about these theories. Because it have a close relationship with the development of the students and their learning behavior (Michael, 2012) . So, in this assignment I am going to talk about the four major developmental theories which focused on the development of the human.
Kolb’s Four Learning Styles However, Kolb believes “learning is the process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of experience” (1984). In this statement, Kolb is trying to emphasize that each learner learns best through the different stages of experience. These stages are the following: concreteexperience (or do) ,reflectiveobservation (or observe), abstractconceptualization ( or think) , and activeexperimentation (or plan) . Concrete Experience is the first stage where the learners actively doing an activity such as laboratory session or field work. We can learn from our different experiences such as at home, work form in and out of school and other forms of works.
First repertoire, which is talk for everyday life is obviously being applied in any classroom. It support everyday human interaction and help students to develop, explore and utilize transactional talk, exploratory talk and so on. Learning talk provides students with not only factual answers but also allows them to narrate, explain, evaluate and many more. Teaching talk involves teacher in rote (where I drill any ideas facts and routine through repetition), recitation (recall or test what is expected to be known by using short question or key point), instruction (give order to student and tell them what and how to do; lab tutorial, project etc) and exposition (imparting information and explaining). The last repertoire (classroom organization) allows teacher to make use of five ways of organizing interaction.
One of them is Tutoring Program that offers opportunities for students to ask questions, ask for help, and discuss with tutors in a specific subject. For example, there are many tutoring services in Math, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and other hard courses. Furthermore, Supplemental Instruction program is a part of LLRC, which gives students chances to form a group session and work together with other students to succeed in a harder subject. This program also helps students to socialize with others outside of the classroom. Last but not least, LLRC provides many workshops too regarding English, Math, and other learning activities.
We ensure that our teachers are organized with the content needed to provide a cohesive learning environment. Our school always provides an option for students to receive individualized direct instruction in reading, math or language arts for those that need a more personal learning experience. - Technology-based learning. Ronald Reagan Middle School integrates today’s technology into our classroom curriculum. Students have a top of the line technology lab, equipped with IPad and other technology based products that students with disabilities can utilize.
Bridger Haffey Narrative for US101 Throughout the course of this class I have come to realize that involvement and participation is essential to my success in this course. Not only is participation a large amount of my grade, but it is also a means to understanding the material that we discuss in class. Personally, I learn best when I ask questions and get involved in finding connections between themes and ideas. This is not only true for discussion, but also for classes like calculus where it is very easy to fall behind unless I am fully engaged. I think it is very important to go about discussion with an open mindset, always looking for different arguments, and always thinking about how the topic applies to me at that moment in time.
As computer technology provide more curricula, teachers can spend less time lecturing complete lessons and more time mentoring pupils as members and tutoring them in areas wherein they want help or seek additional challenges. The intelligent use of technology could transform and improve almost every aspect of school, modernizing the nature of curriculum, student assignments, parental connections, and administration. Online curricula now include lesson plans, simulations, and demonstrations for classroom use and review. With online connections, students can share their work and communicate more productively and creatively. Teachers can maintain records and assessments using software tools and stay in close touch with students and families via email and voicemail.