This will involve time management, reading the right learning materials, putting efforts in studies as well as knowing what teachers expect from you. In studying for this module, I was able to read the necessary and core reading books, by reading through the module guides and reflecting back on each lectures. Cottrell (2003) outlined that reflecting is a natural practice, where we reflect back on an event that we were inspired or uninspired by.
2.1 Evaluate how to involve the learner in the assessment process When learners communicate with others about their learning, they learn about what they have learned, what they need to learn, and what kind of support may be available to them. Research shows that when learners are involved in the assessment process and learn to articulate what they have learned and what they still need to work on, achievement improves (Black and Wiliam, 1998; Sternberg, 1996. When communicating their learning using a variety of work samples, they go beyond what grades, numbers and scores alone can show. They are able to examine the depth, the detail, and the range of their own learning to figure out their strengths and what they need to work on next” (Gregory, Cameron, Davies, 2010) This is all part of learning to self-monitor and is recognised as an essential skill for self-directed, independent, lifelong learners. Elbow (1986) Progress is based on actual performance rather than on how well learners perform in comparison to others (Lytle and Wolfe 1989; Sticht 1990).
There are colour coded information boxes, of which the most useful I found to be: the practical tips to help prepare students for learning and deepen their knowledge during learning; and the issues that can arise in teaching which deals with things such as making you aware of and avoiding potential problems and giving insights as to what misconceptions the student may have, and areas in which they may struggle, why, and strategies to overcome these; and links and ideas to integrate technology with content areas, with web links provided where relevant. All concepts are discussed in detail with examples given and links to ACARA in certain places. There is an accompanying website providing further reading suggestions and web links. Entry 2: Mathematical Content and pedagogy Knowledge Department of Education. (2013).
David Kolb published his learning styles model in 1984. Kolb's learning styles model and experiential learning theory are today acknowledged by academics, teachers, managers and trainers as truly seminal works; fundamental concepts towards our understanding and explaining human learning behavior, and towards helping others to learn (www.businessballs.com 2003-2012). Kolb’s experiential learning cycle describes a four stage cycle to explain learning. He says that the first stage, concrete experience is doing(observing), the second stage, reflective observation is thinking(reflecting), the third stage is abstract conceptualization is speculating(generalizations) and the last stage is active experimentation which is experimenting(testing implications). Kolb points out that this cycle recurs continuously.
Unit Number: 2 Handout: Sample completed learning journal with level 4 guidance Form 10 Reflective Learning Journal This form should be used to record your reflections as you progress through your qualification. You should link your reflections to reading, principles, theories and professional values, as relevant. |Analysis of challenges that I faced in unit/task: Roles and Responsibilities of the teacher. | |Through this session I gained a better understanding of how a myriad of areas, big and small, need to come together to produce a | |teaching structure in which all students can gain the greatest benefits from the subject on offer. Also, that even though | |preparation and planning are key in delivering a well structured and interesting lesson, efforts in this area are wasted if I am | |unable to connect with my students.
No matter how well designed the material, or instrument of delivery is, teachers must consider many relevant factors during implementation, and presentation of material; material and delivery must accommodate a persons learning style. Moreover, teachers must educate their students on learning styles and preferences, this will provide the student knowledge, which will enhance their learning and educational experience. Research continues to document, and show that students will enjoy learning, and will learn more when the material and teachers accommodate their learning styles and preferences. Much research has been conducted and published on how people receive and process information. Research has endeavored to ascertain and define how people learn in different environments, such as the classroom, and the work setting.
“As defined by Gardner, an intelligence is an ability to solve problems or fashion products that are useful in a particular cultural setting or community” (Carter & Joyce Bishop, 2007, pp. 38-39). A team or a group is comprised of much individual diversity, which requires good communication and mutual collaboration to determine how each member can effectively contribute to the accomplishment of the group or team goals. Intelligences: Verbal-Linguistic The Verbal-Linguistic learner communicates through language and finds it easy to express their self both verbally and in writing. This type of learner is a good listener and generally an excellent speaker, skilled at explaining, remembering information and convincing others of their point of view (Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligence).
Intrinsic motivation is doing something interesting, enjoyable, the learning t permits, or the feelings of accomplish it evokes. Extrinsic motivation is doing something because it leads to a separable outcome, in order to obtain some reward, or avoid punishment. Some of the challenges that students in an online learning environment face that are different compared to students at traditional institutions are the way you learn. Like in traditional institutions of you have a problem or question you raise your hand and a teacher is there to help you. With online learning if you have a question you can’t raise your hand, you have to send an email and wait for a reply.
The survey chosen for this paper is taken from the Department of Education and attempts to assess individual learning styles through the use of questions pertaining to what a person would do if confronted with certain situations. After examining several surveys, this one appeared to be valid, accurate, and meaningful. It was user-friendly and simple, yet comprehensive, addressing several possible situations. It appeared to be without bias towards age, gender, race, religion, disability, or other discriminating factors. After answering sixteen situational questions, the survey taker was told which type of learner they are .Each learning style was explained and characteristics were given that match the learning style type.
The second is the “process” of lessons involving activities in order for the students to have an understanding and grasp of the subject matter that most of the time uses flexible grouping. Teachers can use flexible groups and have students assigned to like groups listening to books on tape or accessing specific internet sources. This stage of differentiation allows students to learn based either on what method is easiest for them to collect knowledge, or what may challenge