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Learning Principles - Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation

Learning Principles - Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation
The following list presents the basic principles that underlie effective learning. These principles are distilled from research from a variety of disciplines. Students’ prior knowledge can help or hinder learning.Students come into our courses with knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes gained in other courses and through daily life. As students bring this knowledge to bear in our classrooms, it influences how they filter and interpret what they are learning. If students’ prior knowledge is robust and accurate and activated at the appropriate time, it provides a strong foundation for building new knowledge. However, when knowledge is inert, insufficient for the task, activated inappropriately, or inaccurate, it can interfere with or impede new learning.How students organize knowledge influences how they learn and apply what they know.Students naturally make connections between pieces of knowledge.

Teaching Principles - Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation Teaching is a complex, multifaceted activity, often requiring us as instructors to juggle multiple tasks and goals simultaneously and flexibly. The following small but powerful set of principles can make teaching both more effective and more efficient, by helping us create the conditions that support student learning and minimize the need for revising materials, content, and policies. While implementing these principles requires a commitment in time and effort, it often saves time and energy later on. Effective teaching involves acquiring relevant knowledge about students and using that knowledge to inform our course design and classroom teaching.When we teach, we do not just teach the content, we teach students the content. Effective teaching involves aligning the three major components of instruction: learning objectives, assessments, and instructional activities.Taking the time to do this upfront saves time in the end and leads to a better course.

Could online learning spell the end of snow days? by eSchool News Could the internet mean the end of snow days? Some schools think so, and they are experimenting with ways for students to do lessons online during bad weather, potentially allowing classes to go on during even the worst blizzard. “Virtual snow days” would help ease pressure on school calendars. Principles of learning Educational psychologists and pedagogues have identified several principles of learning, also referred to as laws of learning, which seem generally applicable to the learning process. These principles have been discovered, tested, and used in practical situations. They provide additional insight into what makes people learn most effectively. The majority of these principles are widely applied in aerospace instruction, and some in many other fields, as outlined below: Readiness[edit] Readiness implies a degree of concentration and eagerness. Exercise[edit] Effect[edit] The principle of effect is based on the emotional reaction of the student. One of the important obligations of the instructor is to set up the learning situation in such a manner that each trainee will be able to see evidence of progress and achieve some degree of success. Primacy[edit] The student's first experience should be positive, functional, and lay the foundation for all that is to follow. Recency[edit] Intensity[edit]

Could the internet spell the end of snow days? More districts experiment with online instruction to keep school going during bad weather From staff and wire reports Read more by staff and wire services reports May 18th, 2011 “Virtual snow days” would help ease pressure on school calendars. Could the internet mean the end of snow days? Some schools think so, and they are experimenting with ways for students to do lessons online during bad weather, potentially allowing classes to go on during even the worst blizzard. “Virtual snow days” would help ease pressure on school calendars. And canceling school in the winter, when some of the most difficult material of the year is covered, risks leaving students with a learning deficit heading into the spring, when many states administer standardized tests. “Even if you can’t continue on at the same pace, being able to keep students on track can make a huge difference,” said Doug Levin, executive director of the nonprofit State Educational Technology Directors Association.

Principles of Learning and Teaching P-12 and the Components <div class='noindex'>You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server. Please enable scripts and reload this page.</div> Turn on more accessible mode Skip Ribbon Commands Skip to main content Emergency Closures Teacher Support Resources Principles of Learning and Teaching P-12 and the Components The Principles of Learning and Teaching P-12 and their components This page lists the six Principles and their associated components. Students learn best when: The learning environment is supportive and productive.In learning environments that reflect this principle the teacher: 1.1) builds positive relationships through knowing and valuing each student 1.2) promotes a culture of value and respect for individuals and their communities 1.3) uses strategies that promote students' self-confidence and willingness to take risks with their learning 1.4) ensures each student experiences success through structured support, the valuing of effort, and recognition of their work.

Critical Thinking Skills Are Critical – Education Vision Leadership In Tony Wagner’s book, The Global Achievement Gap, critical thinking and problem solving skills are listed among the main skills the 21st century learner needs to be a productive, successful member of society and to compete with students in a global world. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills also lists critical thinking skills as one of the 4 essential components of learning and innovation. Dr. Anjuli Ahooja in her TEDx video on What Makes A 21st Century Teacher also addresses the importance on thinking critically. In Art Costa’s work on the habits of mind he discusses that intelligence is what you do to solve problems where there is no readily apparent answer. However, when I reflect on much of what is done in schools, I’m still seeing the scale tipped toward the acquisition of knowledge and rote memorization of information. At the web site to think critically is defined as: Please note the type of learning that is in contrast to critical thinking.

What Are The Key Principles Of Learning I Should Be Aware Of? Learning is a very complex topic, eg when a psychologist talks about 'learning' he can be referring to any type of behaviour from simple arithmetic to designing a computer system. Therefore the learning theories you find in textbooks are attempts to analyse and explain very broad areas of human experience. However, our concern here is with only ONE kind of learning - classroom learning. The principles of learning we cover in this paper are limited in scope to this particular type of behaviour - how people learn in the formal training situation. These principles of learning have been derived from research, experiment and experience. SCOPE OF COURSE Training (and education) is the application of these general principles to a particular learning situation. 1 Feedback2 Active Learning3 Reinforcement4 Meaningful Material5 Multiple Sense Learning6 Overlearning7 Primary And Recency Rules for the training room: The simplest expression of this idea is: We learn by doing. experience.

Model of the Moment by Steve Kolowich, Inside Higher Ed These arrangements are unusual beyond the oddity of anointing a Utah-based institution as a state university of Indiana and Washington. (Online education is common at public universities, and Indiana and Washington are no exceptions.) Teaching, Learning and Assessment Principles - K-10 Assessment Outline The Principles of Teaching, Learning and Assessment focus on the provision of a school and class environment that is intellectually, socially and physically supportive of learning. The principles assist whole-school planning and individual classroom practice. It is essential, therefore, to ensure that there is a shared understanding of them within particular school communities and a collaborative effort to implement these principles in ways appropriate to individual schools. Learning experiences should enable students to observe and practise the actual processes, products, skills and values that are expected of them. Students should have the opportunity to engage fully with the concepts they are expected to develop; observe people engaged in the processes which they are to learn; and encounter examples of high-quality products of those processes, so they can see what it is they are aiming to achieve. Learning is likely to be enhanced when students engage actively with the task at hand.

Model of the Moment The terms “outsourcing” and “workforce development” are rarely allies in Rust Belt states like Indiana, where the loss of manufacturing jobs has driven an increase in demand for postsecondary degrees that point to vocations that will not soon be exported overseas. But Indiana’s leaders have embraced an outsourcing solution to the state's outsourcing problem. In the aftermath of 2008's financial bloodbath, Indiana was facing a challenge shared by many state governments. The state needed to gut its budget while simultaneously increasing capacity at public universities, especially for adult learners who needed training for new or better jobs. Enter Western Governors University, a private, nonprofit, regionally accredited institution headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. Anointing a Utah-based institution as a state university of Indiana and Washington might strike some as odd, but that is not the most unusual thing about the arrangements between the states and Western Governors.

Teaching and Learning Principles « Show Me WOW! “I strongly believe that both teaching and learning should be joyful and effective.” says Chris Lawrence. The Learning Manager The teacher should become a learning manager, whereby the pupils learn to teach themselves. The teacher should not tell children to “Learn your spellings!” “Improve your handwriting!” without giving them opportunities to learn how! We all learn differently. Learning should be fun Lessons should be not too easy and not too hard. Even on exciting days like fancy dress day, children need some time to be quiet and reflective, but not bored! Children learn best with their bodies (kinaesthetic learning) They learn by: doing, moving, rolling, jumping, crawling, shaking, running, building, stroking. Children need physical things like fresh air and water! Learners need fresh air. In warm climates, move cupboards away from blocking air vents, and in cold climates open windows. Learners need to have water to drink. Allow easy access to drinks. but NOT fizzy drinks!

Alternate Pedagogies and Experiences In writing about mobile for higher education, other than meeting learner administrative and information needs, I obviously focused more on the formal learning roles mobile devices could facilitate. And one of the things that has been of interest to me is looking differently at pedagogies. Traditional In the traditional view, we activate the learner’s interest, we present them with the concept, we provide examples, we have them practice (with feedback), and we conclude the learning experience. I think this makes sense cognitively, but it doesn’t make sense when we start considering the learner’s emotional side. Navigable/adaptive For one, we don’t need to stick to the traditional order. This approach also provides the necessary structure to support adaptive systems, which can present different objects at different times. Problem-based

Principles of Learning | Institute for Learning The Principles of Learning are condensed theoretical statements summarizing decades of learning research. They are designed to help educators analyze the quality of instruction and opportunities for learning that they offer to students. Organizing for Effort An effort-based school replaces the assumption that aptitude determines what and how much students learn with the assumption that sustained and directed effort can yield high achievement for all students. Everything is organized to evoke and support this effort, to send the message that effort is expected and that tough problems yield to sustained work. Clear Expectations If we expect all students to achieve at high levels, then we need to define explicitly what we expect students to learn. Fair and Credible Evaluations If we expect students to put forth sustained effort over time, we need to use assessments that students find fair; and that parents, community, and employers find credible. Recognition of Accomplishment