I would keep my idea of people learn because many
different factors affect how people learn including: genes, experiences and the
critical and sensitive development periods.
In module 6, the constructivist theory is explained. It supports my learning theory because it
says “that each individual builds knowledge through interaction and experience”
(EdPhysch, Module 6, Page 108). Not one
person has the exact same interactions and experiences of another; therefore
the knowledge is built on different foundations. Students will build different connections
through different ways of teaching. Each
student will actively learn through different opportunities and by presenting
different opportunities gives them better chances of making connections to the
lesson. The only part that I would
change would be the activity at the end would be completed with the help of
other students. Activities completed
with other students can help the student make better sense of the information
or even trigger something to really understand the activity (Theory of
Educators, Page 4). Page 4 talks about
how more recent findings have suggested group work to help students actively
learn. So looking at my example after
the teacher wrote and discussed the process of baking cookies, then students
would be given time to get into groups and together bake the cookies. This gives students the opportunity to make
it themselves, so they would have the experience which would help reinforce the
concept. Also, if students had questions
their groups would be able to either answer it for them or work together to
figure out the answer together. This is
a very active way of learning with others.

Big Idea: Humans learn through repeated visual,
kinesthetic and auditory lessons.

Activity: The teacher presents the lesson on the
chalk board (visual and auditory) then students do hands on project. For example, teacher writes out how to make a
batch of cookies and leads the students through each step. Then students are time to work with other
students to make cookies.

Toni,

ReplyDeleteApologies for not responding to your earlier post - you updated pretty quick! In terms learning vis a vis the senses, this quite intuitive. Given that we experience the world through our senses, it makes sense that we learn from our interactions with it. Multi-modality is certainly an important facet of learning, the more you can present knowledge in different forms or domains, the greater likelihood that one will generate an understanding. As a teacher, how would you know which aspect of the activity are better for some students? How will you assess it? Just some things to think about.