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I completely agree with the statement "If we are interested in the students' future, then our way of teaching must reflect the future. '' The right education is the one, which is planned according to the future need. Present students are future job-seekers. The future working environment won't be the same as today. Due to globalization the world changes into a global society, and the advanced technology transforms the organizational infrastructure. So in the future, th
Learning is an active, not a passive activity. Learners take part in their lessons, even when they are listening to the teacher - especially then. Merely letting the teacher's words wash over you, hoping you will 'take on board' something from what you hear is not being an active learner.
Story of The Wizard of Oz is a wonderful metaphor for experiential learning. It shows how each character shared an experience yet received a different learning or meaning from it. In experiential learning programs each person is exposed to the same experience but may take away a different learning based on their perceptions, desired outcomes and their learning styles.
Each learner and each learning experience is unique; yet educators can identify patterns in the learning process. Designing effective learning requirements requires a clear understanding of, and attention to, both commonalities and differences in the learners and the learning.
A log book can be a highly valuable record for improvement. Log books are used to keep track of things such as the last date of automobile maintenance and what was done, or the number of hours a pilot has flown and where he's traveled. The log book becomes evidence of the event or action, and is used to ensure that the next trip or event is better because of what has been learned. Likewise, a student who keeps a learning log will be able to increase their understanding of material, make connections more quickly, and improve their learning "trip" along the way.
There are lots of different learning style models that indicate some learners need touch or physical movement in order to learn. Although I had believed and taught the models, I had never actually observed how touching and manipulating objects can literally transform a learner.