“How different approaches to learning can affect student success in higher education“ Background Information: In this document we are looking at the concept of approches to learning. .There are many kinds of approaches learning, but we are talking about two kinds only, firdt one is deep learning and the second one is surface learning. The deep learning is focusing on meaning and understanding, but surface learning is focusing on recall and reproduction. ( (Saljo, Marton , 1979). Deep learning helps us to understand the tasks, but surface learning just for memories and passing exams.
‘Explain, with examples, the contrasting approaches to the teaching of reading that you have experienced whilst on school placement and throughout the module. How do speaking and listening support the development of literacy skills?’ ‘The ability to read is the key to educational achievement. Without a basic foundation in literacy, children cannot gain access to a rich and diverse curriculum. Poor literacy limits opportunities not only at school, but throughout life, both economically and in terms of a wider enjoyment and appreciation of the written word.’(Education and Skills Select Committee, 2005). Overtime there have been various theoretical models with contrasting ideas of the teaching of reading from the top down model, interactive-compensatory and bottom up approach.
PROCEDURES USED IN FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT Formative assessment includes a variety of procedures such as observation, feedback, and journaling. However, there are some general principles that constitute effective formative assessment. Key requirements for successful formative assessment include the use of quality assessment tools and the subsequent use of the information derived from these assessments to improve instruction. The defining characteristic of formative assessment is its interactive or cyclical nature (Sadler, 1988). At the classroom level, for example, teachers collect information about a student's learning, make corresponding adjustments in their instruction, and continue to collect information.
The opposite learning styles, involving listening and verbal skills, are more difficult for me. I would much rather learn how something works by using it than by listening to someone tell me how it works. When any of my teachers stand in front of the classroom and just reads form the text book. This type of teaching is my kryptonite, the words just pass right through me. To help me my learning process in class's like that i need to recreate the lectured material using my own visual tools and adapt my teacher's preferred teaching methods to my preferred learning styles.