Madeline Hunter's Learning Model

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(Madeline Hunter:7 Steps) Madeline Hunter earned a 4-year degree in psychology and implemented a learning model that’s used in classrooms all over the united states. With her being recognized as one of the most influential women of the 20th century and top educator by the National Women 's Hall of Fame Hunter has produced a theory that is important because it is vastly used across the United States since the early 1980 's. It appears to be very simple to execute, but can be very complex to apply depending on the instructor 's methods and objective. Instructors must increase their effectiveness by using the 7 steps provided and bring them alive to the content being taught. Hunter 's method begins with getting students set to learn. Starting …show more content…

This tells them how they will be assessed throughout the class. Step 4: Instruction, giving students input by summarizing definition 's and demonstrating basic learning skills. Also, demonstrating the application of concepts and skills with a demonstration; it 's better for the students if the teacher demonstrates. Step 5: Checking for understanding, this step is a guiding practice to have learner’s do exercises effectively and monitoring informal or observational assessment as previously demonstrating in step 3 and 4. additional assessments determine needs for re-teaching which makes the content of the lesson and its objective to stimulate the minds of the learners. Step 6: Closure, reinforcement to major points learned and help organize the students learning and cue’s them to know they have arrived at an important part of the lesson. Step 7: Independent practice, this gives students a chance to practice on their own and apply the learning to new and challenging situations. These practices can be in the form of homework, individual or group project and elements in a subsequent project. The goal of this method is to set the learners with what they 're going to do, tell them with presentations and observations that stimulate their minds, demonstrate what you want …show more content…

This theory suggests that the traditional adaptation of learning, intelligence is solely based on I.Q. and standardized testing which can be far-fetched. Many individuals have come to ask themselves, what is real intelligence? What makes someone smart? Gardners theory expressed eight (8) different types of intelligence and proved that most people are smarter in many ways than just some. First you have "Word Smart" which is the ability to use language in certain situation powerfully. Being word smart showcases individuals who read, write and speak well and use that as a form of intelligence. An example of someone who is word smart would have to be William Shakespeare. Next, Number Smart: Mathematical and scientific solvers and learners. These individuals like computers, numbers, and brain teaser that makes them think. Having the ability to analyze problems and find patterns to connect pieces together step by

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