Theories of learning underpin teachers’ classroom practice. Critically examine two or more theories analysing their implications for classroom teachers. Introduction Theories of learning fill the pages of books related to education and classroom practice, with each one offering a different account of how people learn. One of the root causes of this variation in theory is due to the fact that each theory presents its own definition of learning. However, what unites these theories is their aim to provide a guide to strong teaching practice that will lead to an improvement in the knowledge of learners.
After reviewing the reading, we can make many assumptions about the authors’ argument. I think that this is quiet self-explanatory on the message the authors is arguing “that a teacher can help students, but the student “must do the learning.” you as a student can by taught many things but until you actually learn it or apply or are even able to explain it yourself then you have learned the concept applying to this concept there is quote in the book where it is said “Knowledge must grow in his mind if learning is to take place” (Adler and Van Doren; “The Activity and Art of Reading” page 8). I also think that the student has to put in the initiative to learn the concept themselves without the initiative of applying the concept you won’t ever learn the concept. Learning the concept is much like applying the concept of discovery that the Arthur was also referring to in the reading where it was mentioned in the quote “the learner acts on something communicated to him”. After the reading I see my role as a student as the learner or as the thinker which applies the concept that are being taught by the instructor.
For this reason, teachers are forced to extract superfluous material from the course. Instead, teachers focus only on specific items from the test. Students are encouraged to memorize facts and bring short responses. In an article published by the FairTest organization this method is called "teaching the test." Teaching the test seems to be conducive to improving test taking skills but real academic progression is not always represented.
You will receive the good materials that provide by school. In addition, teachers show you methods to learn the foreign language easily. Someone try to study hard but they do not know the right methods or not have experience. Besides, in class, we can discuss and exchange ideas together, so we can practice lots to develop speaking skill and listening skill. They are crucial skill
Running head: Benchmark Assessment EDU 536-Week 8 Classroom Engagement and Management This essay will give instruction of how a classroom should be managed. Classroom management may be influenced by a large variety of things. The classroom is where a teacher should be able to teach kids in a structured setting with few distractions. However, this is not always the case. There are many negative situations which often happen in a structured setting, such as the classroom, that causes teachers to have to do more than just teach.
Schema Activation Activities Students who are unfamiliar with reading content based texts are often unwilling to complete reading assignments, and frequently feel at a loss for successfully analyzing and retaining the material they have read (Vacca, 2002). Successful teachers engage students in pre-reading activities which will assist in activating their prior knowledge of a subject before the reading assignment. These pre-reading activities are designed to not only engage a student’s prior knowledge, but build their schema as well. It is vital for teachers to implement pre-reading activities and develop effective relevant lessons which will incorporate the diverse backgrounds and cultures seen in today’s classrooms. Anticipation Guides The following activities are designed to increase the reader’s expectations of what they will encounter in their reading (Vacca, 2002).
Whilst teaching during the introduction I always explain to the students in a light humoured approach if they don’t talk to me then its lonely as a teacher at the front of the class doing all the talking. I explain that’s its important for them to ask me questions throughout the session so there is clarity. Some newer teachers that I have observed can find this approach a bit daunting as you need to be able to answer a wide range of questions and keep the conversation that normally follows on track with the course and still stay within the time frame. Verbal communication is important when teaching as a percentage of my candidates English is not there first language, so I need to ensure that I’m not speaking to fast when delivering the lesson. I can also have candidates with very different levels of experience in the same class, as a Teacher its very important not to use ‘jargon’ or acronym, example would be an ‘RGN’ which is a Register General Nurse.
One of the pros is providing limitless resources for research, creativity for use in projects, and the ability to build academic skills. This is referring to differentiating instructional levels for the students to strengthen weaker areas while at the same time the student is building their confidence in math, language, reading, and writing. A pro for teachers is the use of software for assessments, planning, file sharing for lesson plans, lessons through devices such as smart boards, and recordkeeping for each student’s progress. The cons can hinder this process as some districts have not yet provided much of the technology for students and general classrooms. The maintenance and upkeep of the technology will be the largest expense a school will have to integrating technology in education.
Simran Aulakh Mr. Dowell AP Psychology, Period 2 7 September 2014 Memory Study Skills Assignment In the first video Dr. Chew explains the basic principles to how people learn best. He discussed how a person can study long and hard and still fail if they used inefficient strategies, but if a person uses effective strategies they can get the most from what they are learning. Truly understanding the material for a class a person must carefully read and review. People often believe they aren’t able to do a certain task which is false, all you have to do is commit the time and hard work required. Research also indicates that people are bad at multitasking so it’s better to focus on one thing at a time.
Our students don’t always learn what we want them to learn, but they always learn something. Other than the curriculum, they may learn how to get the teacher mad, or how to avoid responsibility, either way, learning takes place. (Ben Johnson, 2011). To solve these problems, and the problems that the teacher made in this video, we must be a humanistic model teacher, build better relationship with all the students, make clear rules, create an effective learning environment, and setting the emotional climate for learning. In this case, the teacher makes some mistakes: First, we can see, they take the test, that means this is not the first time the teacher teaches these students.