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Post your thoughts and reflections on the quote -Probably the most important skill that children learn is how to learn ... too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve”
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Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 8:31 AM
Post your thoughts and reflections on the quote -Probablythe most important skill that children learn is how to learn... too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve”
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by Alexander Davis - Sunday, 2 February 2020, 8:26 PM
I completely agree with Lewin’s statement, as aspiring teachers, we must understand that delivering content explicitly, although important, is rarely what causes students to learn. If you have been in a primary school classroom for more than five minutes you will understand that they need to hear it multiple times, as they repeatedly ask questions. As an educator, our role (and the Australian Curriculum requires this of us) is to understand how our students learn. So as we identify, for example, that “student A” is a visual learner, we need to ensure that the student is aware of this because if they can understand this in their early schooling it creates a foundation for success in their further studies. Further, it is important to understand that making mistakes is ultimately how students learn. Educators must be reluctant to give the answer straight away, ensuring the student has given a decent amount of thought about the “problem” and if they are stuck, the teacher must only provide hints to help them get unstuck. This way, when the student solves the problem, there is not only knew knowledge attained but a greater sense of accomplishment also.
Students need to understand that learning from their mistakes is not as a license to do the wrong thing or to be lazy, but rather, to see that correction, feedback and encouragement are all learning opportunities.
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Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 8:31 AM
Post your thoughts and reflections on the quote -Probablythe most important skill that children learn is how to learn... too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve”
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Re: Activity - The Role of a Teacher
by Alexander Davis - Sunday, 2 February 2020, 8:26 PM
I completely agree with Lewin’s statement, as aspiring teachers, we must understand that delivering content explicitly, although important, is rarely what causes students to learn. If you have been in a primary school classroom for more than five minutes you will understand that they need to hear it multiple times, as they repeatedly ask questions. As an educator, our role (and the Australian Curriculum requires this of us) is to understand how our students learn. So as we identify, for example, that “student A” is a visual learner, we need to ensure that the student is aware of this because if they can understand this in their early schooling it creates a foundation for success in their further studies. Further, it is important to understand that making mistakes is ultimately how students learn. Educators must be reluctant to give the answer straight away, ensuring the student has given a decent amount of thought about the “problem” and if they are stuck, the teacher must only provide hints to help them get unstuck. This way, when the student solves the problem, there is not only knew knowledge attained but a greater sense of accomplishment also.
Students need to understand that learning from their mistakes is not as a license to do the wrong thing or to be lazy, but rather, to see that correction, feedback and encouragement are all learning opportunities.
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by Emily Parker - Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 12:20 PM
Effective education is one that cultivates and develops the skills children require to be life-long learners. Academic success is not merely memorising the answers to an examination or receiving straight A’s for all assignments; it is developing the ability to investigate, analyse, critically examine, problem-solve, and create. Thus, I find myself in agreement with the notions of Lewin’s statement. Children who learn how to learn, or more importantly, how they learn, acquire an invaluable skill that is transferable to any subject they take in school and any vocational pursuit they undertake after school. As educators, we must implement a pedagogy that values the process of learning above final results.
The role of educators in determining how a student learns is vital to their continued academic success. By gathering this information, recognising the individual learning styles and needs of each student, educators can develop and implement effective differentiation within their lessons. Further, teachers must educate students in the different ways people learn and help to facilitate a student’s discovery of his or her learning style. Ensuring students understand their unique learning styles, and providing lessons that complement the different needs of the classroom, will help to cultivate a love of learning, as students receive the content of the curriculum in a way that they can easily comprehend.
Further, educators must recognise that providing students with the answers, without allowing sufficient time for self-investigation, critical thinking, and problem-solving by the student, we are doing them a disservice. Children will not learn if they are not allowed to think for themselves and make mistakes. Learning is a process and a journey, with a final destination that is not necessarily the “answer”. As students learn how to think critically and creatively, they will develop life-long skills, that will be invaluable beyond the setting of the classroom, and will assist them to contribute to society later in life positively. As teachers, we should want to develop students who are inquisitive, take the initiative, and who understand the importance of being able to problem-solve. By handing out answers, we run the risk of developing students who are lazy and who cannot think for themselves.
Teachers must recognise the significance of their work, understanding the weight of responsibility their role has in helping to shape the next generation. While every lesson may not be successful in reaching every student, we must continue to refine our practice and learn from our mistakes. We must continue to develop new teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches, learning from each other and learning from our students. In doing so, we can be confident in knowing that we have had a positive impact on our future.
Additional points : i believe in inquiry based learning and 5 E model of learning. (please Google it). As you can see I am taking up Teaching so please delve on that matter. I believe tht chikd should not be politically correct but exhaust knowledge where it is true and realistic. I am not into grades but i am for learning of the students inside and outside the classroom.
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