1.5 Kohn’s Student Directed Learning Theory Kohn’s student-directed learning theory is an approach to the classroom management which may be particularly effective in the modern classroom environment. Student-directed learning will keep students motivated and teaches them to cooperate with each other sharing responsibilities and functions within their community. Kohn believes that the ideal classroom emphasizes on curiosity and cooperation above all, and that the student’s curiosity should determine what is taught. "Skillful educators tap students ' natural curiosity and desire to become competent. In a learning environment, teachers want to help students engage with what they are doing to promote deeper understanding" (Kohn, 1997c).
During this process, I monitor the success of students individually to see whether any student needs further assistance in the certain area. Research shows that evidence-based teaching strategies have a huge impact on students learning (Wilson et al.,2006). Student centered approach is a principal of communicative language teaching. This evidence-based practice involves engaging students actively in learning which are relevant to the classroom. In my class room, I use different methods to teach my diverse learners, in which they solve problems, formulate questions of their own, discuss things and explain by them during the
These type of word are words that are said and can easily be visualized when heard. (readingrocket.org) Strategy 4 Give teacher-prepared handouts prior to class lectures: Teacher prepared handouts give students the ability to refer to discussions taken place in class. The ability to review an outline of the subject and subject topics can help students in remembering the information from lectures or activities. Students can also put small notes next to outlines that were given from the teacher to enhance their memory about the
Case Study Taking this as the central idea, we designed class lessons that asked students to use their intuitional knowledge and comprehension about percentages and proportions to relevant problems. Real and conceivable settings were developed that we hoped would connect with students’ familiarity and motivate them to involve in problem-solving behaviours. Most significantly, we hoped that classroom dialogue (of both students and teachers) would demonstrate and support self-regulating
I can teach to the divergent learner by building the bond that they need. Taking the time to become their educational partner. I can actively engage the class in group discussions to really hook the divergent learner. The assimilating learner will need a guide; which I can do since I like to break down complex issues. I will provide them organized lectures and different perspectives to topics being discussed in class.
This study demonstrates a way of organizing the data, both quantitatively and qualitatively, to aid in forming conclusions about the ability of the service experience to enhance the learning of student participants. Additionally, the students are given “voice” through this research as their commentary unfolds to help others share in and learn from their experience. Such assessment is valuable to the faculty and administration when considering continuation of implementing service learning at the MIHC. The purpose of this study was to describe students’ experiences, attitudes, and learning outcomes associated with the implementation of this service-learning rotation related to three fundamental questions: Did the service-learning experience increase student awareness of the needs of elderly populations? Did the student possess professional growth as a result of the service-learning experience?
An assessment activity provides information to be used as feedback by teachers and their learners in assessing themselves and each other, to modify the teaching and learning activities in which they are engaged. Such formative assessment is used to adapt the teaching to meet learning needs. (Black et al,2002). A variety of formative assessments were used in my teaching and learning process to engage learners’ current/past knowledge to new learning before the lesson, to know how to progress their learning during the lesson, to determine where improvements can be made and identify the next steps of learning. I usually share the learning objectives with the learners to know what I expect them to be able to do after they have learned it and what
Learning course content and team skills while working on assigned tasks is an expected outcome of cooperative learning. Johnson, Johnson, and Smith (2000) stated that in cooperative learning classrooms, the instructor assigns students to small groups, gives them a question to discuss and facilitates as students exchange ideas, explain and elaborate their views, question and respond to each other, and jointly derive an answer. Knowledge is assumed to be dynamic and socially
Introduction This assignment focuses on the four major developmental theories of learning and its application in real world teaching. Developmental theories help us to study students’ behavior and predict them as well. These theories help child through physical, mental and emotional development through various stages. The four major theories of developments are cognitive theory of Piaget, Psychoanalytic (psychosexual) theory of Sigmund Freud, Moral development theory of Lawrence Kohlberg and Psychosocial theory of Erikson. The main aim of this assignment is to discuss about the four major developmental theories and its implication in teaching.
Lessons are designed according to students learning difficulties. Students’ prior knowledge is assessed through the pre-tests and interviews as assessment tools to inform the content of the lessons. According to Hodge (2010), the key component of an effective lesson is when the teacher understands and knows about the topic. As Variation Theory using learning study is collaborative in its nature, teachers gain more knowledge on the topic as they discuss and meet to share their past experiences about teaching the topic before proceeding to the