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DIRECT, PURPOSEFUL EXPERIENCES AND BEYOND
From the rich experiences that our senses bring, we construct the ideas, the concepts, the generalizations that give meaning and order to our lives.
The meanings of negative discrimination index and positive discrimination index became crystal clear to me when we did an item analysis of our test items – Grade IV teacher
My husband and children used to do computer job for me which made me totally dependent on them. The problem was they were not always around to help me with my reports, lecture notes, etc.
To redeem myself from my helplessness, I forced to learn, first of all encoding, then sending and surfing the internet. What encourage me was my seven year old grand daughter could do
what I was not capable of doing. Now I feel liberated. I can encode and print my lectures, send s, surf the Internet, do PowerPoint lecture presentations, even when no one is around to help
only after I had to do these things myself. – Graduate School Professor
My boss assigned me to put the transparencies on the plate of overhead projector while he delivered his lecture on stage. It turned out that the first transparency was not positioned upright for the audience.
I repositioned the transparencies but still it was inverted. I felt nervous and the woman in the audience who was seated nearby came to rescue. I have never forgotten that experience,
but having been assigned the task repeatedly, I can say I am now expert at that OHP. – Secretary to the Dean
It was only when I went to Manila zoo that I learned that a giraffe is that tall and an elephant is that big. – Grade IV pupil
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MAKING THE CONNECTION
Any principle you learned from the Principles of Teaching that connects to learning by direct experiences? Explain? Why it is connected?
Our lack of understanding is often due to our lack of attention. Our lack of attention is due to a failure in the use of our senses. Connect this to the firsthand or sensory experiences.
Emerson wrote: Seven men went through a field, one after another. One was a farmer, he saw only the grass; the next was an astronomer, he saw the horizon and stars; the physician noticed the standing water and suspected miasma;
he was followed by a soldier, who glanced over the ground, found it is easy to hold, and saw in the moment how the troops could be disposed; then came the geologist, who noticed the boulders and sandy loam; after him came the real state broker,
who bethought him how the line of the house lots should run, where would be the driveway, and the stables. The poet admired the shadows cast by some tress, and still more the music of some thrushes and meadow lark.
Corpuz, Brenda B. and Lucido, Paz L. (2008). Educational technology 1. Cubao Quezon City, Philippines: Lorimar Publishing, Inc.