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Individual Education Plans: Learning Disabilities - “She’d done some tests, and she had determined that I was never going to be able to function as an adult in any meaningful way. Never graduate from high school, never even go to high school, never work or have a job or be married or have kids or any of the things you dream about. She told my parents they needed to put me in an institution in Maryland, where she had already reserved a spot for me.” – Quinn Bradlee, A Different Life Though Quinn’s case may sound extreme, it is not far from what many parents and children face on a daily basis as more and more students are labeled as “Learning Disabled.” In an era when Autism and Attention Deficit Disorders are being diagnosed in epic proport...   [tags: autism, learning disabled, attention deficit] 1078 words
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Machine Learning - 1. Introduction Humans can expand their knowledge to adapt the changing environment. To do that they must “learn”. Learning can be simply defined as the acquisition of knowledge or skills through study, experience, or being taught. Although learning is an easy task for most of the people, to acquire new knowledge or skills from data is too hard and complicated for machines. Moreover, the intelligence level of a machine is directly relevant to its learning capability. The study of machine learning tries to deal with this complicated task....   [tags: Machine Learning Essays]
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Work Based Learning - Introduction Work-based learning (WBL) as a method for learning is playing an increasing role in professional development and lifelong learning. There are lots of publications/articles available on Work-Based Learning, but the definitions and implementations vary from place to place. A Glass, K Higgins and A McGregor say that ‘Work based learning is any training that relates directly to the requirements of the jobs on offer in your organization’. This is one of the examples of WBL in the form of training....   [tags: WBL, job, school, learning, workplace]
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Benefits of Accommodating Each Student's Unique Learning Style - 1.0 Introduction We are living in a technology-based world. Day by day, the world we live in is developing in various aspects without fail. Along with that, trend in education has been developing to cater for the best of the students. This clearly means that trends in the education system are always changing from time to time. The modernized world has changed people’s perception on how they look at the current trends in education. Speaking about trends, what do we understand about trends. According to Erlendsson (2003) trend in short means ‘a regular change in data over time’....   [tags: Essay on Learning Styles]
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Self-learning in Medical students of Gilan Medical University - Introduction: Rapid developments in teaching science seeks more effective teaching science, According to current educational issues, including subject, stereotype teaching, teacher centered instruction and passive learning educational changes are needed to keep pace with medical developments. During the 1980s, the world health organization with the aim of changing placed university under control. Since then, the range of issues that affect medical education were assessed and new approaches were proposed that learning through problem solving (problem based learning) was among that....   [tags: Pathophysiology, Science, e-learning] 940 words
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Applying Adult Learning Theory Through Character Analysis - Abstract This assignment explores the learning theories of Mezirow and Bandura through the character analysis of Malcolm X, portrayed by actor Denzel Washington from the film “Malcolm X”. The focus is to examine the theoretical perspective of adult learning theories transformative learning and that of social learning and how they impact character learning and development. Applying Adult Learning Theory through A character Analysis The film “Malcolm X,” produced by Worth, written and directed by Lee (1992) portrays the life of civil right’s leader Malcolm X as he makes his transformational journey from street hustling, jail, and imprisonment to later emerging as a leader for social change....   [tags: Literary Characters/Learning]
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Use of Problem-based Learning (PBL) in Medical Education - Introduction: Day after day, the medical education is evolving in many aspects. In order to match this development, this requires changing the traditional methods of learning into a new modern one that embraces the requirements of Knowles' theory of adult learning. This theory states that adults are independent and self-directed, have a great deal of experience, interested in problem-centered approaches and get their learning motivation from internal drives. Moreover, the new way of learning should be student-centered and enable students to obtain knowledge in an accessible, efficient and integrated way.1ASSIGNMENT1 In the 1970s, a new way of learning arose at the medical school of McMaster...   [tags: Problem-based Learning] 1283 words
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The Communication of Exhibition and its Impact on Audience Learning - This paper attempts to discuss the communication of exhibition and its impact on audience learning. With the motivation of creating positive learning effect on people through the display, our group has put emphasis on the way we communicate with visitors and how we can meet the expectation of the audience through exhibiting media. There are numbers of thoughts will be focused and it will be divided into four sections in the paper. In the beginning, I will clarify the definition of exhibition as its meaning may be differed due to the movement of varied contexts, and here I will centre on display in museums....   [tags: knowlege, interaction, learning behaviors]
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Information about E-learning Technology - There have been various developments regarding the use of computers in our society. One of the major impacts is the emergence of E-learning. This concept has provided opportunities to the advantaged, disadvantaged and disabled individuals in order to facilitate computer access. E-learning has taken a step within primary and secondary institutions. Furthermore, within the Universities, Colleges and other training institutions, E-learning is one of the main mechanisms for access to educational resources....   [tags: education, online teaching, learning process]
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Perspectives of Learning and Teaching in Piaget's and Vygotsky's Theories - The Venn diagram is comparing the similarities and differences of two theories Piaget’s and Vygotsky Theories on Cognitive development. Piaget’s difference to Vygotsky is children collaborating with peers of the classroom, having stages of development that impact child development over birth to adulthood and how inherited characteristics of being a confident or quiet child. Vygotsky Theory is about Zone of Proximal development, scaffolding of adults helping children in understanding and gaining knowledge and sociocultural development (Duchesne, McMaugh, Bochner & Krause (2013)....   [tags: venn diagram, teaching and learning]
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Students with Learning Disabilities in the Private Regular Schools - An investigative study into the curriculum provisions that help students with learning disabilities in the private regular schools of Dubai achieve better academic skills. I. Introduction The current universal trend of including students with special needs in an inclusive setting has gained momentum in the United Arab Emirates with the advent of the federal law 29/2006. Moreover, it is in accordance with the United Nations Salamanca statement (UNESCO, 1994) wherein it ensures that education is a fundamental right for every child and it is the responsibility of the state to provide the adequate opportunity to achieve the child’s maximum potential....   [tags: Dubai education, learning difficulties]
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Service Learning Case Study on a High School in Illinois - Working to improve the lives of others is often noted as one of the most remarkable ways to improve one’s own life. It is important to understand that service learning is a not a new method of education, although it has grown and developed quite a bit over the years. The benefits of service learning are countless. It is an undeniably constructive effort for people of all ages to participate in. Exposing these types of activities on youth is particularly helpful to those individuals in myriad ways....   [tags: lawrenceville, service learning, education]
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Building Learning Community through Student- teacher relationship - Critical Commentary The overall journey was writing journals, I passed through many times to learn, unlearn and re-learn. In this journey I realized and experienced that how important to unlearn for teachers because process of unlearn guide to close look of self-analysis. Through this process, I experienced three significance phases. In first phase I reflected on selected journal entries. This reflection helped me discover the strategies I need to adopt to build positive relationships with my students....   [tags: Education, Leading, Learning] 2782 words
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Commentary of "Learning to Read" in Malcolm X´s Autobiography - In "Learning to Read," an excerpt found in The Autobiography of Malcolm X, author Malcolm X attacks his illiteracy while imprisoned for battling the white man. Malcolm in his conversations with other prisoners realized he was not as articulate with the hustlers in prison as he was in the street. Bimbi, a fellow prisoner in Charlestown Prison would take over conversations because of his vast vocabulary and knowledge from reading. This knowledge was where Malcolm X drew his inspiration to be Malcolm just as intelligent....   [tags: Knowledge, Literacy, Learning]
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Lifelong Learning For Organizations: Managing Inclusiveness and Growth - Lifelong learning, as a concept, has recently received a lot of attention. It has, however, been viewed largely in the context of individuals and as to how they need to continuously learn and evolve in a knowledge economy. The concept places value on flexible learning strategies, multidisciplinary and flexible approaches to curricula, and up gradation of skills to respond to the demands generated by the external environment. The external environment, however, effects not only individuals but the organizations as well....   [tags: knowledge, lifelong learning, organizations]
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Learning is your Responsibility: When Students Fail - People assume that if majority of the class fail then the teacher is to blame and is not teaching the class. Well the student is to blame. If no one is learning there is still teaching. All teachers have various ways of providing information to their learners. Some techniques are more effective then others, but it’s the learner’s priority to take the teachers information and comprehend it into their own better understanding. The student holds the power to choose rather hey want to learn new information from their teacher or not....   [tags: Learning, education, failing, ] 649 words
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How E-Learning Affects our Society - Nowadays, the advancing science and technology in the twenty-first century are bringing many benefits to the community, especially through the internet. In the field of E-learning, the internet is very handy. Many people prefer to study at home; the e-learning program allows students to study themselves anywhere in the country to obtain a tertiary education and get an online degree. E-learning will become a trend in the future. Although many people believe that e-learning brings many negative effects to the society, there are actually many positive effects of e-learning....   [tags: e-learning, education, ] 1506 words
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How Students with Learning Disabilities Gain Reading Skills - Promoting reading skills to students with LD may appear to be a very difficult task. The varying needs of the students, along with learning conditions in the congested public school could leave behind LD students in the integrated classroom. To address problems, reading interventions should be in place to give students with LD equal opportunities as mandated by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) policy. These interventions should be designed to address two aspects of reading skills: oral decoding and reading comprehension....   [tags: Learning Disabilities, literacy, ] 489 words
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Expected School-Wide Learning Results - Growing up has not been easy, but it’s a part of life we all go through, Like in the Disney Movie Meet the Robinsons you need to “Keep Moving Forward”. In Life we have to take challenging Obstacle courses that are not so easy but it helps us in life. One challenging obstacle course that we take is school, to be exact High school. In high school to get to the top you have to fail because from failing you learn, because you learn from your mistakes and “Keep Moving Forward” and you do your best to do a better job the next time....   [tags: learning special gols, education techniques] 841 words
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The Importance Of Learning Spanish - As we approach the 21st century and as the idea of a "global village" is fast becoming a reality, it is vital that we enlarge our worldview and reach an understanding of, and appreciation for, the cultures of the other peoples who share the planet with us. As cultural beings, we are raised with an certain way of giving order to the world around us. Very soon, these "cultural filters," which allow us to make sense of reality and shape it, become fixed, invisible and unconscious; they are part of our worldview which - as unique as we might think it is - rests on the shared values of a particular linguistic community....   [tags: Learning Spanish]
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To What Extent Has the Digital Age Revolutionized Learning? - Life in the Digital Age: To What Extent has the Digital Age Revolutionized Learning. Introduction In late 20th Century, specifically the years depicting 1990 to 2000, the human civilization at large, bid farewell to the industrialization age and welcomed in its place the digital age, characterized by rapid access to information communication technology. Without a doubt, the technological advances set apart by the digital age have, as stated by Davidson (2011), tremendously transformed "how we live, work and learn." This has been made easy by the fact that the cost of purchasing significant digital equipment such as computers, mobile phones and other related gadgets has been declining over t...   [tags: learning institutions, US school system]
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Instilling Lifelong Learning as a Generation X Teacher - Born between 1965 and 1980, Gen Xers grew up in an era of emerging technology (Valued Options , n.d). Their relationship with digital technology will positively influence the development of their teaching practice. The generation gap between those born post 2000 and Gen X can be minimised to students by recalling that Google and YouTube were created by Gen X (Grimes, 2011, p. 1-3). These tools enable lifelong learning by providing the ability to view, and research topics anywhere (Howell, 2012, p....   [tags: technology, learning skills, generation x]
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Factors that Promote Rapid Language Learning in Children? - According to Chomsky (1972), language acquisition is one of the exclusive characteristics of human beings and is known as the jewel in the crown of cognition (Pinker, 1994). It is well known that other species on earth have communication system also, but differ substantially in their qualities from human communication. Several attempts have been made to teach apes to speak (Allen & Gardner, 1969; Savage-Rumbaugh, Sevcik, & Hopkins, 1988), but language acquisition is a mystery of human beings, it starts before a child is born (DeCasper & Spence, 1986)....   [tags: learning acquisition, skinner's theory, LAD]
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Evaluative Report of an Example of Computer Mediated Learning. - The creation and design of an e-learning resources does not necessarily need to involve the use “user centred design”, and the philosophy of epistemology and semiotics. The creation of an e-learning resource such as a virtual learning environment, often start their lives out with learning and pedagogical aspect being the primary design principle. Over the time, the evolution of these resources does empirically involve epistemology and semiotics but this could be an accident of design and not a structured, logical, philosophically driven process....   [tags: centred design ,e-learning, espitemology]
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The Relationship Among the Mind, Body and Learning Outcomes - The mind and the body are not only connected, but are a single entity that rely on each other (Dreher, 2003). Both the mind and the body must be in peak condition in order to optimize learning outcomes. The scientific community must destigmatize the mind-body connection with further research and begin separating facts from pop culture fiction. Since knowledge is the lifeblood of the academic community, it seems pertinent to find how to optimize students' circumstances to encourage the best opportunity for learning potential....   [tags: Optimizing Learning Outcomes, Mind, Body]
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Analysis of the Role of Operant Learning in Explaining Consumer Behaviour. - Operant learning comes under the Behaviourist Perspective, which is associated with John Watson (1913). Operant learning is the process by which a behaviour becomes associated with its consequences (Kosslyn, 2007). The term consumer behaviour is the behaviour that consumers display in searching for, purchasing, evaluating, and disposing of products and services that they expect will satisfy their needs (Schiffman, 2008). B.F. Skinner (1904-1990) fully developed the concept of operant conditioning and how this could explain much of our daily behaviour....   [tags: sales promotion,sampling,operant learning]
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Can Video Games Really Improve Learning? - The common stance toward video games is that they lead to seclusion, anti-social behaviors, obesity, and even sometimes violent crimes; however, video games today can benefit many gamers. They can improve learning, promoting physical activity, and benefit the brain, as well as create a positive social environment. There are even video games that are used to train our armed forces as well as games that get people that live in nursing homes up and moving. Can video games really improve learning. The answer to this question is yes....   [tags: gamers, gaming, video games, learning]
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The Learning Process - The Learning Process One can learn from experiences of pain ending up seeing life in different way. Learning is a process of gaining knowledge through experiences. In the learning process pain is often necessary when it helps people to build strong personalities. In "Discovery," Liann Sumner realized she took everything in her environment for granted without realizing how effective they are until she visited her home country, India. Sometimes one has to be in painful situation to learn the lesson....   [tags: Education Human Learning]
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The Developments and Issues of E-Learning - The Developments and Issues of E-Learning News Item: Clark, Don “The Pros and Cons of E – Learning”. P. 2007 <http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/hrd/elearning/proscons.html> Presentation of the Issue E-Learning is trying to provide a more individualized, self-paced, self-directed learning experience (Clark). A survey by a Sociology Professor at CSU-Northridge showed that students in his virtual class performed 20% better than students in his traditional class (Clark). On the other hand, issues concerned with E-Learning includes the fact that students may not be as motivated since, another survey found out that only 66% of the students involved with E-Learning earned credit with a passing g...   [tags: Education Online Internet Learning] 1308 words
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The Social Consequences of Learning Differences - Learning differences have become an observed issue amongst teachers, parents, and mental-health professionals across America. Recently medical scientists have identified numerous different mental illnesses which range from simple dyslexia to bipolar syndrome. Amongst these professionals, there are many different theories questioning whether these illnesses should be treated, how they should be treated, and at what age children should receive such treatment. If these ailments are not addressed at an early enough age where children can be worked with, these children will ultimately suffer throughout school and into their adult lives....   [tags: Children With Learning Disabilities]
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The Psychology of Learning a Foreign Language - If you want to learn English, the classroom is not the best place to pick up the language. Think about when children are learning how to talk. Typically the parents or guardians of the child teach this by acquisition. James Paul Gee defines acquisition in his short story “What is Literacy” as “…a process of acquiring something subconsciously by exposure to models and a process of trial and error, without a process of formal teaching. It happens in natural settings which are meaningful and functional in the sense that the acquirer knows that he need to acquire the thing he is exposed to in order to function and the acquirer in fact want to so function....   [tags: Communication Foreign Language Learning ] 1984 words
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Is Learning Invisible to the Learner? - Is Learning Invisible to the Learner. Think back to all the things that you learned during your childhood and see if you remember them. If you do remember them, think about how you learned them. Did you ever realize that the experiences that you encountered would still be with you today. Or did you even realize that you were learning from the company around you. Well, people who get a better understanding of how they learn and who they learn from can become better learners themselves. Maybe if you would have had a better understanding for how you learn and whom you learn from you would have been a better learner....   [tags: Education Teaching Learning Essays] 1423 words
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Learning Technologies in Adult Education - Learning Technologies in Adult Education Any tool “designed to extend a learner’s capacity for effective action and that requires skill and certain strategies to use efficiently” is a learning technology (Burge 2001, p. 146). A well-structured face-to-face group discussion, a pencil, and print materials fit this definition as do newer tools such as web-based conferencing (ibid.). One of the greatest myths surrounding learning technologies is related to what they are. Because of the term technology, it is frequently believed that learning technologies are instructional devices that make use of computers, the Internet, or some other type of electronic technology such as video and television....   [tags: Learning Technology Technological Essays]
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Impact of an Educator on Sustaining and Enhancing a Child’s Learning and Development - Educators have long been accountable for their student’s ongoing learning and development. The way in which an educator views both their students and their profession, will determine the way they perceive their pedagogical role in sustaining children’s learning and development. Given Australia’s focus on standardised testing in recent years, educators and society have become consumed by these results rather focusing on the process and personal needs of children’s development (Lingard 2010). In exploring the child-centred, constructive approach evident throughout Finnish educational frameworks, Australian educators can adapt these facilitative methods within their own pedagogy to ensure that...   [tags: Education, Educators, Learning]
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Teaching and Learning 'Rate of Change' (Slope) in Senior Secondary Schools in Australia - ... The interesting aspect of this research project was that one teacher did not use the tried and true rise over run teaching strategy and instead thought of slope (rate of change) as a repeated additive structure. In demonstrating this, she used Cuisenaire Rods to show the change and this resulted in a richer experience for the students. Of interest is the fact that this study was for elementary school teachers in the USA. In the Australian Curriculum context, this would definitely be an interesting and valid universal design for learning (UDL, n.d.) tool to use for certain diverse learners....   [tags: differentiated learning environments]
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Process of Learning - There are many ways that children and adults learn but there are two processes of learning which have been of great debate for many years. Observational learning and cognitive learning have been theories which many great philosophers have been researching extensively. Both theories provide valid points and both can be applied to our world today. The question is do I believe in them and can they somehow be integrated. I believe that learning is observable yet I also recognize that there are many other factors to consider when discussing this issue....   [tags: Education Essays Observational Cognitive Learning] 697 words
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Intergenerational Learning and Social Capital - Intergenerational Learning and Social Capital The elder cannot be an elder if there is no community to make him an elder. The young child cannot feel secure if there is no elder, whose silent presence gives him or her hope in life. The adult cannot be who he or she is unless there is a strong sense of the other people around. (M. P. Somé, Ritual Power, Healing, and Community. Portland, OR: Swan/Raven & Co., 1993, p. 2) Knowledge has been transmitted from one generation to another throughout history, often informally or incidentally....   [tags: Learning Education Essays]
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Can Games Such as 'SimCity' be Used as a Successful Learning Tool? - The aim of this essay is to evaluate whether or not the game "SimCity" can be used as a successful learning tool and if students learn from this game. I am going to illustrate the potential for learning available within this game and what the game can teach students. I will study and analyse experiments that assess the idea of computer games as a learning tool and how “SimCity 2000” and "SimCity Creator" specifically has been used as a method of teaching. I will show how these two versions have been used differently as a learning tool....   [tags: educational games,simcity creator,learning tool]
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The Importance of Service Learning - When a woman approached Benjamin Franklin following the concluding session of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in the fall of 1787 and asked what sort of government the delegates had come up with, Franklin famously replied: "A republic, madam, if you can keep it." The relevance of that notable statement transcended centuries and applied itself not only to national politics. The People’s participation in maintaining an agreeable government depends on a collective activism regarding both state and local civic affairs....   [tags: Service Learning Teaching Education] 1115 words
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Trauma and Adult Learning - Trauma and Adult Learning Effects of Trauma on Learning Adults experiencing the effects of past or current trauma may display such symptoms as difficulty beginning new tasks, blame, guilt, concern for safety, depression, inability to trust (especially those in power), fear of risk taking, disturbed sleep, eroded self-esteem/confidence, inability to concentrate, or panic attacks (Mojab and McDonald 2001). Some people may manifest no symptoms; at the other end of the spectrum is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, characterized by flashbacks, avoidance, numbing of responsiveness (including substance abuse), persistent expectation of danger, constriction (dissociation, zoning out), and memory im...   [tags: Adult Education Learning Essays]
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Situated Learning in Adult Education - Situated Learning in Adult Education In the situated learning approach, knowledge and skills are learned in the contexts that reflect how knowledge is obtained and applied in everyday situations. Situated cognition theory conceives of learning as a sociocultural phenomenon rather than the action of an individual acquiring general information from a decontextualized body of knowledge (Kirshner and Whitson 1997).This Digest presents an overview of the concepts related to applying situated cognition in adult learning....   [tags: Adult Education Learning Educate Essays]
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The Benefits of Distance Learning - The Benefits of Distance Learning I. Easy access for both students and teachers II. Knowledge of instructors and classmates A. Posting of bibliographies III. One-on-one contact between instructor and student A. Phone contact B. Web-site email C. Chat areas IV. Students learn just as easily as in the classroom V. Access to other students through online communication A. Personal emails B....   [tags: Teaching Learning Education School Essays]
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Impact of Interior Environment and Learning Tools on Pre-school Kids - ... The variables for this project are definitely independent. The results of this study will be used as a base to interpret how to find a solution for the research question. The measuring scales for my responses are going to be nominal and ordinal. Some responses have an evaluative connotation where as some responses don’t have any kind of evaluative distinction so it is a mix of nominal and ordinal scales. The analysis of the finding from the survey depicts that kids get more involved in activity based courses than the traditional options of reading books or listening to stories or story tellin...   [tags: products, evalulate, scale, learning, skills] 688 words
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Blackboard and Distance Learning Technology - Blackboard and Distance Learning Technology Over the years there have been numerous tips, tricks and gimmicks educators have used in an effort to reduce their teaching load. Is there anything that can be done to lessen the scholastic load without sacrificing quality instruction. Yes there is, it's the Internet. Finally applications such as WebCT ™ and Blackboard™ have merged to create the ideal software support application for distance education. These products provide you - the educator - with the ability to seamlessly integrate your traditional classroom presentation with the virtual capability and extend your scholastic "reach" across the street, or around the world....   [tags: Education Internet Distance Learning Technology] 946 words
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Early Learning: How Do Head Start Programs Contribute to Success - The Head Start Program contributes to the successful learning of children in a major way. Head Start promotes healthy prenatal out comes, enhances the development of infants and toddlers, and promotes healthy family functioning. The children are giving a better chance to succeed in school and life. Therefore, the rate of human learning and development is in the early years. Head Start is a Federal funded, comprehensive child development program that has an overall goal to prepare children from low-income families for school (Administration for Children and Families)....   [tags: Early Learning, education, Head Start] 624 words
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The Standard: Harvard, Stanford to Enroll in E-Learning - KMMag: The Power of One In attempting to apply their collective expertise for competitive advantage, corporations often overlook the fundamental truth that knowledge begins and ends as personal. Without human understanding, personal context and immediate utility, all we have is data. The Standard: Harvard, Stanford to Enroll in E-Learning In a move likely to boost the prestige of online learning for business executives and heighten competition in a crowded market, Harvard Business School and Stanford University say they will jointly provide nondegree courses online....   [tags: Online Learning] 544 words
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Learning Theory - Learning is defined as a, "relatively permanent change in an organism's behavior due to experience" (Myers, 2010). The purpose of this paper is to present a critical analysis of the different theoretical approaches and explanations for learning through an examination of the theories of behaviorism, social learning and cognitive. I will investigate the principles and postulates of each theory, their strengths and their weaknesses. It is my belief that because each theory is best applicable to varying types of learning, it is best that a combination of each is used to provide the most complete learning experience....   [tags: behaviorism, social learning, cognitive learning]
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My First Learning Team Experience - My First Learning Team Experience My involvement in the Learning Team environment at the University has been a great learning experience. When we were assigned teams at the end of the first week, I did not really know what to expect. I have worked on teams numerous times in my career, both in the professional and private sectors. The teams I have worked on have always been to either produce a product or improve a process. Learning has always been a part of these teams, but I have never been on a team whose specific purpose was centered on learning....   [tags: Personal Narrative Learning Cognition] 1946 words
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Distance Learning vs. Traditional Education - Teachers expect students to abide by certain rules set forth at the beginning of the classes they attend. Preparation of materials and participation in class discussions are some of the requirements for classes. The rules of each class differ by subject and teacher. In the past decade another variable has been thrown into the pot, the environment in which classes are taught. Classroom rules may have to change to accommodate virtual classrooms. Ellen Laird has been teaching via the internet for many years....   [tags: E-Learning, Online Classes]
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Inferential Learning Theory - Learning ABSTRACT The concept of learning may be regarded as any process through which a system utilizes knowledge to improve its performance. As we move into the age of digital information, the rapid and explosive growth of external, as well as, internal data and information that organizations are faced with is a problem that they are currently trying to overcome. The ability to collect and store this data is far ahead of the ability to analyze and learn from it. The concept of learning will be examined from the perspective of the inferential learning theory....   [tags: Education Knowledge Learning]
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Ways in which Lifelong Learning can Contribute towards the New Global Culture and New Knowledge Society - Introduction: In this essay, ways in which lifelong learning can contribute towards the new global culture and new knowledge society, facts about lifelong learning and how the educator deals with the learners will be discussed. What is learning. Learning is defined as obtaining a new ability or knowledge. For example: leaning to ride a bike, learning to walk, learning a new language, and so on. What is lifelong learning. According to the English dictionary, lifelong learning is the “use of both formal and informal learning opportunities throughout people's lives in order to foster the continuous development and improvement of the knowledge and skills needed for employment and personal fulfil...   [tags: teaching and learning techniques ]
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A Case Study on Students' Motivation and Jigsaw Learnings' Results - Motivation theory Theories of motivation have several common elements, most remarkably that motivation is multidimensional and has broadly differentiated into different approaches and theories. In the expectancy theory, motivation, as described by Biggs (1999) and Marzano, Pickering & Pollock (2001) is a function of both “competence and relevance”. When a student believes that the task has value and is capable to complete, they are more likely to be motivated to complete it. Self-concept theory expanded expectancy theory’s idea that the learner has an optimistic view of self-concept (Rosenburg & Kaplan, 1982) and because of the experience of success, the learner expects to succeed again....   [tags: Student Motivation, Learning]
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Parent, Child with Learning Disorders - Examine how Shakespeare creates dramatic tension at the lovers’ first meeting in Act 1 Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet. How easy is it to relate to them. Act 1 Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet is one of the most important scenes in the play because it is the scene where Romeo and Juliet first meet. The play is fundamentally about two families: the Montague’s and the Capulet’s. It is during Act 1 Scene 5 where they first fall in love; however, they’re unaware that they are from their rival families, which creates dramatic tension....   [tags: Parenting, Learning Disorders, ]
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The Dictation of Learning - The academic instruction given to students caused numerous approaches to form in order to best determine how concepts were received, sought throughout life, and utilized out of schooling. The debate over the dictation of learning has and continues to be a controversial topic. W. E. B. Du Bois made a point in his essay “The Talented Tenth” that higher education should focus on intellectually privileged, promising, and exceptional blacks in order to raise the academic level for their race. His essay, written in 1903, tackles the issue of education in an equally important, but different way than Charlotte Perkins Gilman, who protests against the idea of (the then) conventional instruction in he...   [tags: working class, talents, academic instruction]
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Learning on the Job - At any time in our lives, we have all encountered any number of professional environments. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the adult who has been in the workforce between 1978 and 2006 has held an average of 10.8 jobs (Bureau of Labor Statics, 2008). In such environments, one is bound to encounter both the most rewarding of working experiences, as well as difficult work experiences. In my history of different work environments, I grew more as an employee and had better relationships with my coworkers when I was in an environment that allowed and encouraged me to learn and solve problems, as opposed to in an environment that was rigid and did not foster any kind of personal growt...   [tags: Business Management ]
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Learning From Two Women - I consider myself as a young woman on my late 20’s and always making fun of my “old” husband who is in his early 30’s. But trying to remember how I learned to read and write makes me feel older than him, because it is hard to focus on a single event that could have changed my perspective about reading and writing. The first time that I thought about how I learn to read, it came to my mind images of my grandmother and my mother reading me bedtime stories before I fell asleep. My passion about books and interesting magazines came from my grandmother stories and was reinforced by my mother’s encourage to read....   [tags: Personal Narrative Reading Learning] 974 words
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The Learning Organization - Peter Michael Senge was born in 1947, he is an American scientist. Senge received a B.S. in Aerospace engineering from Stanford University. While at Stanford, Senge also studied philosophy. He later earned an M.S. in social systems modeling from MIT in 1972. He also earned a Ph.D. from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 1978 (Wikipedia, 2011). He was the Director of the Center for Organizational Learning at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and as of 2005 was on the faculty at MIT. He is the founding chair of the Society for Organizational Learning (SoL)....   [tags: Article Analysis ]
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Conflict of Learning - I have come to believe that the greatest achievement in learning is not how much information I have acquired, but learning and understanding the process used to acquire it. It is better to understand how I handle relationships than know how many I have. My personality and learning style directly impacts how I learn and how I interact with people. It goes far beyond and deeper than just a quick reflection of who we are. Our personality and learning style determines how we feel, interact, react, process information, how we think about ourselves and the list goes on....   [tags: Reflection ]
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Learning With Style - ... Using sight, sound, touch and action to impart information to impart information to students is a nod to the theory of multiple intelligences. A key point to the theory of multiple intelligence is that every individual contains each intelligence to some degree, and everyone is capable of developing each intelligence to a level of competence (Armstrong). Instructors using the theory should be aware that while understanding a student’s strengths allows them to be taught more effectively; it is important to present students with opportunities to strengthen their weaknesses....   [tags: Howard Gardner, multiple intelligences]
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