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Virtual Learning Environment in Education - Title: Virtual Learning Environment in Education Motivation behind the study. Education is the one of important thing where people will gain their knowledge. Education consist of many level of ages that and the delivery method in education is varies. One of the ways that educations are transfer through Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). VLE is a system generated computer that display in 3Dimension (3D). Virtual reality (VR), the three-dimensional multisensory, immersive, and interactive digital environment, has triggered public imagination as the technology that will dominate the way our work, education, and leisure are delivered in the future....   [tags: motivation, virtual environment, knowledge]
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Project-based Learning in the Classroom - ... This in turn encourages self-motivation and a desire to learn in the student (Ornstein & Hunkins, 2013). The major philosophy influencing project-based learning is pragmatism, which emphasized that knowledge is an evolving process where reality constantly changes. Teachers should teach critical thinking skills and methods of problem solving in a setting which was interdisciplinary. In pragmatism, learning is exploratory, not explanatory. The student interacts with his environment, which is always changing....   [tags: real-world, student-centered, pragmatic] 679 words
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Creating a Thriving Learning Environment - Creating a learning environment that maximises learning and teaching in any classroom can be a task in itself, let alone creating a successful learning environment within an inclusive education setting. There are however numerous ways to do this with both advantages and difficulties in implementing such a curriculum; it seems an overwhelming experience, especially as a new teacher. Foreman (2008) likens the classroom environment to an ecosystem to which there are four interconnecting dynamics; teacher factors, student factors, curriculum and resource factors and physical setting factors....   [tags: Education, teaching, teachers]
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Intrinsic Benefits of Cooperative Learning - The effects of cooperative learning on academic achievement are positive and measurable. Student’s continual discussion and summarization of the information allows the child to gain a more solid understanding which leads to higher retention of the material. Also, when a student encounters part of the assignment that he struggles with, his peers shall take on the role of teacher and assist him with overcoming this hurdle. In doing so, the student who may once have failed will now achieve due to the help of his group members....   [tags: Education]
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Distant Education: Online Learning - ... One of these measures is effective time management. Online students need to be proactive and also take responsibilities for their own learning. This is because of the fact that there are many things that might hinder online students from effective learning. The other factor is balancing personal obligations. This ensures that the student is able to allocate time for both learning and personal obligations. Students should also ensure that the environment they chose to conduct their studies is conducive....   [tags: academics through the web]
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Introduction - Online Learning - 1.0 Introduction Chapter 1 discusses the introduction of the background of the blended learning which are online learning and face-to-face that is use for UNIMAS Cognitive Science students in their academic study. Next, it discusses the problem statement, research question, objective of study which are divides into general objective and specific objective, also definition of terms and conceptual framework in this research. This chapter also contains the limitation and the significance of study in this research....   [tags: Education ]
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Learning is Attaining Knowledge - Learning is an action or experience of attaining knowledge. Each learning process comes from instruction and study. It aims for behavior modification that is permanent. Learning theories are defined as “attempts to systematize and organize what is known about human learning” (Lefrancois, 2011, p.25). Generally, learning can be categorized into three types: classical conditioning, operant conditioning and cognitive learning (refer to Figure 1 in Appendix 1). The first type of learning is classical conditioning....   [tags: Classical Conditioning, Operant Conditioning]
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Adult Learning Theory: Andragogy - Adult Learning Theory: Andragogy The dispute of how adults learn is an ever developing subject matter since the 1920’s when adult learning became a professional field of practice (Merriam, S., 2001). Questions such as, do adults learn differently from children. Are adults able to learn quicker, independently, or in the same environment. These are just some examples of a multitude of questions that have been raised since scientists began investigating Adult Learning. I intend to clarify some of the misconceptions of adult learning through proven scientific research and writings of experts in the field....   [tags: Education]
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The Pedagogy of E-learning - III. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY A qualitative approach was adopted involving two principal data collection methods; a thorough and systematic review literature and in-depth interviews on critical pedagogical approaches, technologies supporting those pedagogies and management of learning resources with e-learning providers. Reasons for adopting detailed interviews are as follows: First, interviews are appropriate to examine the extent to which the critical factors identified from literature and empirical studies are practiced....   [tags: methodology] 2432 words
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Universal Design for Learning - Classrooms of today are full of students with varying learning abilities and styles, therefore teachers are put in a position to involve each of their students equally so that everyone has the greatest chance of success in their learning. There are many different ways teachers are able to set up the learning environment in order to maximise teaching and learning and cater for the diverse needs of their students. I will attempt to discuss in detail some of these strategies and unpack the potential advantages and difficulties that follow....   [tags: Education ]
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Learning at Its Deepest - Going to school everyday, gathering facts on the internet, sitting in a classroom listening; these are all things that we call learning. But what is learning. Is learning the memorization of facts. Is it listening to a teacher lecture for an hour during class. Or is a process of digging through the facts and finding the information a person is seeking or the underlying truth. Many elementary school and high school students would argue that the first two examples of learning is all a person needs in life but as they grow and further their education they discover differently....   [tags: Literature ]
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Technology and Blended Learning - Technology and Learning In today’s world, technology is everywhere. Children are exposed to technology basically at birth. It is common to see infants watching T.V or computer screens and babies playing with their parent’s cell phones or tablets. Teachers from preschool through college have started to incorporate technology into the daily learning agenda and they are seeing positive results. Schools are going as far as using computer based teaching applications a quarter of the school day to improve students learning....   [tags: elementary schools, teachers, improvement]
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Applying Reflections in Learning - Applying Reflection Reflection is a crucial part to the learning process and is necessary for effective learning and teaching. As a student one must use the reflective practice to better understand the way one learns, as well as what was good and bad about previous work, in order to improve the quality of future work. The reflective practice from an educator’s perspective requires one to examine what was working and not working with lessons and the class. In both circumstances, reflection is a form of self-awareness....   [tags: evaluate, style, teaching] 1473 words
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The Advantages of E-Learning - ... Some people argue that lecturing is outdated and inefficient for example Eric Mazur who is physicist at Harvard University has been saying this for over 20 years now6. Some people do not like being taught in groups. Some groups of people prefer to be taught in private way. An example of this could be a teacher is doing a role play activity with students about certain topic. Naturally some students are going to have better understanding of the topic than others and do not want to be embarrassed in front of others that their knowledge is not where it should be....   [tags: education alternatives] 535 words
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Adult Learning Theory: Andragogy - When discussing the adult learning theory, andragogy is the best model for higher learning in adult education. Andragogy comes from the Greek word aner which means man and agogus which means leading (Knowles, 1980). The full translation means learning of adults. Andragogy was first used in the 1800s by a German teacher named Alex Kapp (Wang, 2011). It would not be until the late 1960s that a professor by the name of Malcolm S. Knowles would introduce andragogy to North America in a published article....   [tags: Education]
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Effective Diversity in Learning - Our schools are full of a variety of children who are diverse in their own ways. What comes to mind when you hear the word diversity within schools. Many people think of race or culture, but diversity in our schools is more than that. Diversity can include race, religion, culture, and even learning styles in a classroom. In the past classrooms where not that diverse consisting of white protestant students. Currently diversity in classrooms is on the rise big time. Today’s classrooms are more effective in diversity, learning styles, and influences than past years....   [tags: Education Schools]
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Lectures and Active Learning - Lecturing vs. Active Learning Lecturing can be defined as “a speech read or delivered before an audience or class.” (Dictionary.com). On the other hand, active learning is defined by “a learning environment that allows students to talk and listen, read, write and reflect as they apply what they are learning.” (Meyers and Jones). There are many distinguishable differences between these two types of teaching/learning styles. Lecturing may be seen as simply reading as it is derived from the Latin word “to read” (Hanford)....   [tags: Teaching Methods, Student Interaction]
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Cooperative Learning in Mathematics - Cooperative Learning in Mathematics Low test scores and lack of motivation in mathematics by students in grade school is an issue that has recently been put under the spotlight. According to a study done in 2003, mathematics achievement levels in the United States are much lower than those in other developing countries. The results of this study show that the US is ranked 15th among the 47 participating countries in the 2003 NAEP Mathematics vs. TIMSS Mathematics for At or Above Proficient with 28.8% of students at or above the proficient level (Hambleton, 387)....   [tags: teaching strategies]
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Infant Learning: Brain Development - ... It has been proven in adults that sleep within 12 hours can initiate permanent changes in memory and cognitive function related to the learned stimuli. Therefore, the rapidly developing cognitive functions of infants necessitate even more rapid and consistent sleep cycles to foster their learning. Sleep plays a role in the memory consolidation process when the baby is awake. It has not yet been determined if infants can learn while asleep (Tarullo, Balsam & Fifer, 2011). Environmental Factors Among the many environmental factors that can affect infant learning, prenatal cigarette exposure has proven to be a topic of interest in behavioral teratology due to the large number of health eff...   [tags: social development, cognitive] 1111 words
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How Does Learning Occur? - In ensuring that genuine learning transpires in the classroom, there are various issues that educators must concern their selves with. Understanding and responding to these issues require extensive knowledge of various theories in education as well as in the application of such theories. One such issue which is the focus of this paper is that on how learning occurs. Student learning is the primary goal of any academic institution, and leading students to achieve learning is the purpose of every educator....   [tags: Education]
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Applying Adult Learning Theory - Introduction The purpose of education is complicated and many educators formulate their own principles of education. The ideas of education for many years has stressed that the purpose of education is to develop individuals to become productive, good citizens, and function effectively in a democratic society. Campbell (2008) notes that the purpose of public education is to graduate good citizens who have the necessary skills demanded in the marketplace and to enjoy contemporary society....   [tags: Character Analysis]
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Serious Games and Learning - Contents Serious games 2 Common game attributes 4 Serious games and Learning: 6 Who uses serious games? 7 Games in higher education: 7 Games in schools: 8 Meeting the needs of today’s learner 9 Let the games begin 10 Conclusion: 11 Description of a learning artifact: 12 Construct a model: 13 Discussion of learning artifact: 15 References 17 Serious games Serious games refers to video and computer games which are designed mainly for the purpose not for purely entertainment base but have a purpose more towards serious side....   [tags: Developing Serious Games]
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Formal versus Informal Learning - Formal and Informal Learning environments for employees Structured and programmed training venues are designed to equip the employee, supervisor, and manager with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to startup, maintain, and improve services and products provided to general public on a global scale. Formal training is generally the focus of most organizations when discussing the return on investment in the form of revenue generation or in the case of governments, efficiency in utilizing citizens taxes in a responsible manner....   [tags: Human Resource Management ]
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The Inclusive Learning Environments. - In this essay I will reflect upon the inclusive learning environment, i intend on reflecting this by researching, reading, extending my own knowledge and a recent exemplar visit. The main issues i have chosen to cover throughout this essay are inclusion, children’s learning and the environment. Issues i will also cover are Special Educational Needs (SEN), Every Child Matters (EMC), Diversity and legislations. I intend on doing this by arguing, analyzing and discussing the inclusive learning environment....   [tags: Education]
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Experiential and Constructivist Learning - Experiential and Constructivist Learning Experiential approach to learning can be an extremely effective form of learning, especially for adults. Confucius said “Tell me, and I will forget. Show me and I may remember” and that saying still applies to today as many adults learn better by experience than they do by the traditional chalk and talk (Conlan, Grabowski & Smith, 2012). The following essay will discuss how to utilize experiential learning in a heavy equipment construction company. It will illustrate how to facilitate student employee learning by doing....   [tags: heavy equipment, construction, experience]
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Characteristics of Adult Learning - The saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”, could be a bad assumption about adult learning. Learning new trades or skills should be a live long process for all adults. The idea of learning from Marcia Connor‘s perspective, on How Adults Learn, states “we learn from everything the mind perceives (at any age). Our brains build and strengthen neural pathways no matter where we are, no matter what the subject or the context” (Connor pg. 2). Andragogy, the theory of adult learning, has become a widely studied subject by educational psychologists....   [tags: adult Education, teaching]
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Using Technology Supported Learning - Using Technology Supported Learning The selected topic chosen for the technology supported learning package, supports the learning and teaching of healthy eating. I decided to create an interactive self-assessed food groups package that blends into a lesson on healthy eating. Healthy eating feeds into a lot of the courses I teach; food and nutrition, childcare, personal development and food safety and I wanted to find a different way of making the lesson interesting and informative for my students and myself and at the same time introducing the students to information learning technology, self-directed study and assessment....   [tags: Education, Eatwell Plate] 2221 words
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Victorian Essentials Learning Standards - Victorian Essentials Learning Standards (VELS) is a learning strand purposed to develop problem solvers out of learners (VCAA, 2009). Focusing on ways to communicate, comprehend and envision both ideas as well as information. With all intent of developing independent leaner’s, who can think for themselves as well as be creative when it call for it. On the other hand, Principles of Learning and Teaching (PoLTS) helps the teacher review lessons and assess whether learning has taken place, in so doing determining whether the set learning objectives were met, if not how could the learning be better improved to make up for it (DEECD, 2011)....   [tags: Education]
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Adult Learning: Malcolm Knowles - ... Self-Directing “As a person matures, he or she moves from dependency to self-directedness” (Knowles, 1984). Adult learners need instructors to give them explicit directions on what to do, how to do it, and when. Instructors are treated as experts who know what the adult learner needs to do, or they passively slide through the educational system, responding mainly to instructors who “make” them learn. When establishing a learner-centered learning environment, the instructor could have prepared a lively syllabus with time to discuss and any additional details the adult learners from a previous class could have left letters or notebooks for incoming adult learners....   [tags: personal experience, education process]
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Universal Design for Learning - ... may struggle with traditional teaching methods, UDL offers the opportunity to access learning in ways that utilize their strengths rather than focusing on their deficits” (Kessler & Whitbread, n.d., para. 6). DI through representation in subject areas such as mathematics, are adjusted and adapted to suit individual student’s needs and interests. Ideas of anchoring the learning in real life have been suggested, using character’s presenting a real-world math problem, or even beginning the lesson with a children’s book which is related to the learning objective....   [tags: differentiated instruction, educational theories]
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Learning Disabilities Are True - ... In addition, during the pregnancy, there are many factors that could result in a learning disability. For example, if the mother is on drug or alcohol during her pregnancy, it might result deficiently. Many other reasons during the birth as well could cause an LD. They can be head injuries, exposure to toxins, lack of oxygen, etc. Additionally, specialists affirm that age of pregnancy matters. For example, there is a high risk of Down’s syndrome (when an individual has a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21) if the maternal age delays (Gillberg & Soderstrom, 2003, para....   [tags: raising children with special needs] 2706 words
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Organizational Learning - LITERATURE REVIEW Experiential learning theory, conversational learning, and seminar practices combine to shape an educational experience that is grounded in principles of appreciative inquiry. (BOB BOB) Action research, which has been a frequently used research method recently, is considered a fruitful research approach used by academicians and teachers to obtain systematic and scholarly information, and to develop current applications in different fields of education. Generally considered as a qualitative research method, action research makes use of both qualitative and quantitative research techniques....   [tags: Business Management] 1208 words
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Meaningful Learning - Introduction Human learning is a complex and dynamic process such that there is no one definitive definition of learning; yet, there is a shared definitional assumption that learning is “a long-term change in mental representations or associations as a result of experience” (Ormrod, 2012, p. 4). That is to say, learning can be defined by the description of how human experience takes place (Shuell, 1986). In this regard, I view that human experience takes place through the interaction between individuals and environmental factors....   [tags: Methods, Philosophies, Definition]
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Organizational Learning - Introduction The business environment today is no longer just corporate but global. Businesses both local and multinational are being forced (by globalization and changes in technologies) to broaden their learning agenda to address the full range of challenges to meet and exceed the expectations for a sustainable global village. Learning is garnering new or modifying existing knowledge, skills, behaviours or values and it is more of a process because it is contextual and builds upon and is shaped by what we already know....   [tags: Business Management ]
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The Process of Learning - Learning Learning is more than a person sitting at a desk and studying off a book. Everything that we do is a result of what we have learned. We respond to things that happen to us, we act and experience consequences from our behavior, and we observe what others say and do. Psychologists explain our many experiences with basic learning processes. “Learning is a relatively permanent change in behavior that occurs through experience (Santrock, p.146).” By learning how to use a computer you will change from being someone who could not operate a computer to being one who can....   [tags: Psychology Psychological Learn Essays]
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Interactive Learning - Today’s generation of children and young adults grew up with technology access easily available to them. They carry cell phones that allow instant communication with their friends and instant access to the internet. Research to them means, pulling up an internet browser, typing in a subject and being presented with thousands of choices from which they can choose. Traditional teacher led instruction does not promote the interactive type of learning that technology has allowed students to use. Today’s teacher must learn to include a more interactive style of teaching that the technologically savvy student is wired to understand and enjoy....   [tags: Educational Technology ]
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Personalized Learning - Recent years have seen a highly structured responsive approach to learning come into force. In its practice it has been credited for taking into perspective the learning requirements of all participants of the class. Further the learning model has been tailored for teaching practice based on this information. This new model which first found root in America is referred to as Personalized Learning (New Economy, 2004). It is built upon an ethos which advocates that all pupils to progress achieve as well as participate whilst at the same time strengthening the linkage that ought to exist between learning and teaching through the engagement of the pupils and their parents who participate as part...   [tags: Education ]
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E- Learning - E- Learning in training has tremendous influence and foothold all over the world including in India and pushing them toward success. Innovative technology is the key that develops the human resource base to improving people’s lives. Rapid innovation in ICT is transforming the way employees work, the way they interact, and the way they learn and apply in their day to day work. Centred on information technologies and the power that they increasingly wield within the global economy, it can be asserted that e-learning has drivers that previous learning technologies lacked....   [tags: Employee Training] 1115 words
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Learning Disabilities - In reading chapter five of the textbook, I found learning disabilities were studied through a method before the term was introduced. It was interesting to know that researchers were studying the affects of injury to the brain of adults after the war in the 19th century. After this study was done on adults, it was applied to children with intellectual disabilities or brain injuries. However, in the 1960’s the term was introduced by Sam Kirk one of the pioneers of Special Education. Eventually, in 1969 the first law recognizing learning disabilities had been ratified....   [tags: Special Education] 848 words
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The Process of Learning - The Process of Learning Long before we are institutionalized, regimented and equipped with number two pencils and colored neat-books; we learn by falling into mud puddles and catching tadpoles. We find grass is green and sprouts between our toes and tickles the bottom of our feet with whispered softness. We sport kool-aid mustaches and know the purple kind is the best. We catch butterflies and learn their wings are as soft as the petals of the most exquisite flower. We learned through interaction using all our senses: touch, sight, smell, hearing and by experimenting....   [tags: Education]
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Real Learning - A society is only as prosperous as the individuals that live within it and contribute to its success. People interact with one another and through this interaction, individuals begin to formulate a sense of self-definition, as well as the foundations required to form relationships, but more importantly, a society develops the proposal of real learning. Real learning is an understanding of materials through one’s own experiences and understandings, but also through the learning and communication between others....   [tags: Self Definition, Society, Technology] 1040 words
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The Joy of Learning - The Joy of Learning According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, (to) learn is defined as “to gain knowledge, understanding or skill by study or exposure.” However, this is just a definition and does not give the true meaning of the word. It can not describe the true joy of finally learning and understanding something that has proven difficult. I believe that feeling can be facilitated with a teacher who understand those emotions. I have known teachers who truly portray their love for the art of teaching through their awareness of those special emotions and by allowing those emotions to work for them....   [tags: Teaching Education Philosophy] 713 words
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Learning Curve - Learning Curve Thought provoking and startling, the movie “Learning Curve” awakened in us, as viewers, the uncomfortable reality of where our society and the educational system as a whole are clearly at odds. Mr. Walmsley was hired to substitute at an inner city high school where the same problems that we find today in many schools were brought to an unbelievable level of surreal chaos. The same problems that we witness everyday in our schools were present in this movie, but with an intensity and boldness that would shake the foundation of most well-meaning educators....   [tags: Film Review ]
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Learning Theories - 1. Some researchers believe that by rewarding learners with tangible rewards such as gold stars or similar rewards we are doing more harm than good. Do you agree with this statement. Why or why not. Do all rewards have a negative impact. Support your ideas with evidence from the literature (10 points). Children are either motivated extrinsically or intrinsically. Those students who are intrinsically motivated, in them a desire to learn is seen. This is usually linked with achieving a feeling of accomplishment....   [tags: education, situated cognition, rewards]
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Cooperative Learning - In the last couple of decades there has been an increasing awareness of and focus on co-operative learning in classrooms, this focus has had both positive and negative effects on the students involved in it. Co-operative learning is a technique that involves students forming small groups and working together towards a common goal e.g. completing a specific task (Bainbridge, C. 2010). Co-operative learning is a social issue because it has a very different effect on gifted and high achieving students, than it does on lower and middle achieving students, and a lot of teachers do not realize this when they include co-operative learning in their teaching....   [tags: Education ]
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Learning Theories - Instructional Setting The teacher is teaching in a small country public school in Crane, Missouri. The class sizes are small, and there are approximately 45 students in each grade. Crane is a Pre-K-12 school, and all grades are on the same campus. The teacher teaches first grade with approximately 17 students in my class. The classroom that this student was in has the student sitting in small groups with centers all around the classroom. Some of the centers are word art, writing using the word wall, there is a reading center and a math center....   [tags: Behaviorism, Constructivism, Cognitivism]
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Vocabulary Learning - What are the challenges in using memory strategies to learn vocabulary. by Alexandra Høle. Introduction. "Building up a useful vocabulary is central to the learning of a foreign language at primary level." (Cameron, 2001, p. 72). Since I agree with Cameron, I have chosen to write about learning strategies, and memory strategies specifically, in relation to vocabulary learning. My own experience and belief is that young learners would benefit from being more aware of which strategies are available to them in order to learn new vocabulary more efficiently....   [tags: foreign language, memory strategies]
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Learning Perspectives - Learning Perspectives Abstract With a healthier understanding of different learning perspectives the teacher will be more effective in the classroom. By studying and implementing the viewpoints of constructivist, humanistic, and behavior techniques will give you a better understanding of teaching. Here is a few of these theories in play. Learning Perspectives Behaviorism assumes a leaner is essentially passive, responding to environmental stimuli. Behavior is shaped though positive reinforcement or negative reinforcement....   [tags: Education ]
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Learning Reflection - When is comes down to it, we really don’t think too much about our brain and how it works. I know I didn’t before the introduction of this unit. But obviously we should as it is the base of our learning. Where and how we store information, how we make judgements, access information and problem solve, just to name a few. If we all looked at how complex and fantastic the human brain is, we may stop and think about the way in which we teach; perhaps have a better understanding that not all children work at the same level and that our environment can play a big part....   [tags: Reflection]
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Learning Styles - Adjusting learning and studying strategies can be a fast easy way to improve a college grade from a B to an A. Through studies of learning styles I have been able to decipher my learning types. I am a visual learner, have an integrated brain, meaning I use both hemispheres, and ranked highest in bodily-kinesthetic and logic-mathematical intelligence. There are three types of learning styles. They are: auditory, visual and kinesthetic. An auditory learner processes information by hearing and discussing the information....   [tags: Education ] 923 words
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Online Learning - Should online courses be offered in more colleges. Today, there is a growing demand of students who are determined to pursue their education without having to go to school. The critics of online education argue that traditional teaching in classrooms is better than online education. However, online courses should be offered in more colleges. One of the reasons for online courses to be offered in colleges is level of comfort. In this case, students get less intimidated by some students around them in classrooms....   [tags: Education]
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Student Learning - Reporting Student Learning The reading, “Reporting Student Learning,” written by Ken O’Connor and Rick Wormeli is about their belief that there is four primary characteristics of effective grading. Grades should be accurate, consistent, meaningful and supportive of learning. The authors go into great detail about these four characteristics (Wormeli, 2011). The authors state that when students do group work the problem is that we’re not sure where one student’s influence ends and another’s begin....   [tags: characteristics, group, proyect]
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Transformational Learning - Transformational Learning The first stage of the learning cycle is seeing or noticing that something significant or major is wrong. Next the second stage of the learning cycle is taking that problem head on with great conviction. Then the third stage of the learning cycle is figuring out the best way to fix and solve the problem. Finally the fourth stage of the learning cycle is changing your life, and putting a whole new outlook on life, and making a whole new set of goals. (sources) EXP105 Online Learning and Achieving Lifelong Goals I have just recently gone through a very difficult divorce and in the beginning before the divorce I first recognized a change in my...   [tags: Personal Experience ] 879 words
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Online Learning - According to the New York Times, more than 500,000 American children take online classes (1). Although online classes have been available for a few decades, the number of students taking them is increasing rapidly. This era that people are now living in has been nicknamed the “digital age.” Many people are modernizing the way that they live by incorporating more technology into their lives. Taking an online class is a remarkable way for a student to keep up with their studies. However some opposers say that online classes will take the place of teachers....   [tags: Educational Technology, internet ]
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Learning Disabilities -   Case Study on Learning Disabilities Learning about learning disabilities has been an eye opening experience. I have worked with children who had home life issues that they struggled with at school. But to see and realize that these children cannot change how their brain operates is difficult to watch. My case study is a typical young boy who really doesn’t want to be in school. He would rather be with his dad hunting with guns in the woods. I know now that he probably dislikes school because he struggles with completing the tasks and assignments given to him....   [tags: Special Education] 1934 words
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Distance Learning - Balancing the Penn Foster College Veterinary Technology curriculum with work and family is often challenging for me. Distance learning is so much different from a conventional classroom. There is no opportunity to exchange ideas with another classmate face-to-face, or have personal contact with a teacher to ask questions and get clarification on a given assignment. Yes, there is the student forum for posting questions, as well as e-mail and the telephone, but they are not the same. How do I make efficient use of time without going over the semester limit....   [tags: Personal Reflection] 760 words
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Learning Reflection - Learning Reflection A solid education is imperative for success. Education impacts the personal and professional side of life. I have been in the pursuit of my degree for quite some time. I have allowed obstacles to distract and discourage me from obtaining my degree. For instance, my language barrier was an impediment for quite some time. I was determined to work and become fluent in the English language. The experience of learning another language was challenging but rewarding. Work is another challenge that I have encountered....   [tags: ]
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Learning Languages - Language has been a difficult part of my life. During my elementary school it is compulsory to learn a variety of types of languages. The first language that I learned in school was Malay it was the language of native land speakers, the second language that I was asked to learn was Chinese and followed by English. When conversing with my Malay peers speaking the language of the native was crucial, Mathematics was taught in Malay, Sciences was taught in Chinese. Hence, both languages weren’t a language to be ignored....   [tags: Language] 1353 words
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Learning Experience - Teaching through problem solving allows students to create meaning of the mathematical concept and use that meaning to make connections for harder concepts (Van De Walle, Karp, Bay- Williams, 2013). When students have control over the learning process, they can own their learning. Using a problem solving approach for mathematics will help students synthesize the concepts and demonstrate their thinking process. If, students can verbalize their thinking, they will have a better understanding of the process involved to solve mathematics....   [tags: teaching through problem, math concept]
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Learning Journal - A couple of things stood out for me last class, those two things are the documentary Remember Africville (1991) presented by the National Film Board of Canada and the article The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house (1984) presented by Audre Lorde. As I sat in class I found myself to be bewildered for I had never heard of Africville in my short life – upon hearing it I had to think it must have happened over in Europe or perhaps Australia or was incorporated into a history that I felt I wouldn’t be knowledgeable about....   [tags: Reflection ]
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Learning Centered Approaches - In designing a teaching philosophy and rationale, it is important to recognise at the outset that students or learners have different abilities, needs, cultural backgrounds and learning styles. Positive attitudes are sustained when classroom approaches centre on learning and not on teaching. For them to acquire knowledge and skills, they like to be engaged and encouraged where they partake in the processes of their learning despite their cultural diversities in a global world. In other words, a learner centred approach alone may not suffice....   [tags: Philosophy, Teaching] 794 words
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Foreign Language Learning - Second/foreign language learning can be a demanding task for many language learners. One of the factors that make such process difficult is the existence of anxiety. Most language learners experience a feeling of anxiety in the process of language learning. Although the degree and severity of this feeling may vary from one individual to another, it cannot be claimed that it does not exist at all. The number of students who report that they feel anxious while learning a second/foreign language is surprising....   [tags: Education, English, Anxiety] 1819 words
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Virtual Learning Environments - Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) are considered to be among the most outstanding, interesting and rapidly developing contemporary computer technologies. It is a package of software systems initially created in order to utilize the advantages offered by the Internet, such as Blackboard and WebCT. It provides a resource for exchanging, transforming and managing information, as well as offering various academic and administrative services, through a group of various tools. These environments are not restricted to e-learning or distance learning....   [tags: Education, Blackboard] 1946 words
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Nonverbal Learning Disorder - Learning disabilities are considered to be neurobehavioral disorders (Stewart 2002 p. 4). These disorders are classified as an abnormality in the way that the brain processes information (Stewart 2002 p. 4). It should be noted that neurobehavioral disorders are not considered intellectual disabilities, but rather a difference in cognition, as well as difficulties in the way an individual understands outside stimuli and how the person interacts with the world (Stewart 2002 p. 4). Though learning disorders have traditionally been defined as disorders that explain verbal deficits, recently, there has been a shift in changing the definition of learning disorders to neuropsychological disorders...   [tags: neurobehavioral disorders, abnormalities]
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Various Learning Styles - There are many contrasting learning styles with infinite learning characteristics. How humans learn ranges widely and learning is an everyday constant. While doing anything from reading the newspaper in the morning to watching television shows in the evening, individuals are learning. Learning is ever present within humans; a subconscious and ongoing function in daily lives. Additionally, it is adopted into everyday living whether individuals are aware or unaware that learning is even taking place....   [tags: Education]
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Computer-supported Collaborative Learning - As John Carroll and Ann Bishop state “Most learning takes place in communities.” (2005). This could be informal communities, such as a conversation at a workplace, or it could be a more formal setting such as a distance education course. Regardless of the level of formality, humans learn from one another through communication in some fashion. The issue for educators, then is how best to channel this natural tendency for learning, and how to best utilize technology in the process. Therefore, computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) focuses on employing the benefits of collaborative learning via networked computers (Computer-supported Collaborative Learning, 2007)....   [tags: computers, technology, education]
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Various Learning Disabilities - Learning Disabilities Unlike other disorders an individual may have, there is no quick way and easy way to confirm or deny a learning disability. There is no x-ray, blood tests, easy and quick surveys to help educators determine whether a learning disability exists. Many of the problems with identifying and assisting children with learning disabilities are to have knowledge of the various learning disabilities and how they affect students. The lack of information available to parents and teachers causes the students to continue to struggle in school and diagnosis for any disabilities to be postponed even further in their schooling....   [tags: Diseases, Disorders]
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Constructivist Learning Theory - The very first thing one must know about the constructivist theory of learning is the premise that learners arrive at learning situations with prior knowledge and proceed to take and active part in building new knowledge upon that prior knowledge as they experience new things and reflect on those collected experiences (Learning Theories Knowledgebase, 2012). This theory directly contradicts the behaviorist learning theory in which learners are believed to arrive at learning situations with “clean slates” of understanding....   [tags: Education]
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Personal Learning Plan - Personal Learning Plan The author has designed the personal learning plan around the diagnosis of his learning needs, statement of specific learning objectives, learning resources and strategies, evidence of accomplishment, how the evidence will be validated, and how the learning will be evaluated. I will concentrate on the five disciplines: Systems Thinking, Personal Mastery, Mental Models, Shared Visions, and Team Learning introduced by Peter M. Senge. This will allow me to expand my leadership abilities at my current job as well as jobs that I may hold in the future....   [tags: Reflection ]
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Diverse Learning Styles - The way a person best retains information is considered to be their preferred learning style (Irvine & York 1995). Knowing what learning style best fits with a student inside your classroom is important. Being conscious of how a student best learns will help the teacher plan how to provide the student with the knowledge that is needed to be learned in ways that best suits each student. Knowing students’ learning styles can help in many ways to enhance both learning and teaching. Plenty of research has been done about how people learn and how the information is relayed to them....   [tags: Informative, Education] 2758 words
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Implementing Observational Learning - The following essay provides the reader with a cursory understanding of observational learning and how it may be implemented within the classroom. The paper first explores a workable definition of observational learning primarily through the concept of modeling and vicarious learning. The second part discusses the roles of the teacher and environment. The paper then discusses how observational learning may be used to teach positive attitudes and effective thinking skills, also achieved through vicarious learning....   [tags: Education, teaching]
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Professional Learning Communities - The role of schools is student learning. A significant factor in whether students learn well is the ability and quality of the teachers. Quality is improved through continuous professional development. The framework most supportive of the learning of professionals is professional learning communities (PLC) (Hord, 2009). Forming PLC is a process of focusing on student achievement while empowering educators with the skill set to make a difference. PLC support the partnership between student learning and professional development for educators....   [tags: Education, school]
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