OJ Unit 2: How do we learn? (HELPS (Teaching practices grounded in learner…
OJ Unit 2: How do we learn?
Analysis of teacher-centred - learner-centred spectrum
Methods of implementation
Teaching & Learning
Key terms: learning, active, constructivism: cognitive & socio-cultural views, inquiry learning: pbl & future problem solving.
Teaching practices grounded in learner centredness:
Step back & evaluate new learning activities/experiences against “foundation questions” to ensure new learning matters to them
Start with what students know, the brain uses established patterns to integrate new learnings.
When planning activities/learning experiences, always consider 1) info processing skills 2) habits of mind 3) content understanding 4) conceptual understanding of wider world
Aim for quick, detailed, specific feedback: follow up promotes follow through.
Teach students what the brain does when they are asleep so they can understand how they are hurt themselves when they do not get enough.
Teach across the senses: the more senses students call upon increases their comprehension & memory.
Show excitement in ideas/issues & the process of learning encourages same in students
Get up & move e.g. walking discussion trails, circles
Walk It Talk It
Discover & demonstrate respect your students’ interests and experiences
Ask don't tell
Our shakey understanding of what really works.
Our modern lifestyle & its impacts on learning
Childrens' gaming addiction - impacts sleeps & compromises learning
Increasing demands by parents, schools, and society on children/adolescents - probably counterproductive - leads to stress - bad stress reduces learning potential.
Childhood obesity epidemic - not simply a health issue: nutrition impacts learning