Presentation on theme: "How do Students Learn? A Learning Emporium Session."— Presentation transcript:
How do Students Learn? A Learning Emporium Session
Host The Bagel Emporium Instructional Advancement Bill Vilberg Vilberg.com Student Government Miami.edu/sg
Do all students learn the same way? A) Yes, all learn the same way B) Most learn in a similar manner C) No, most learn in a different manner D) Unsure/I do not know
Classical View of Learning Styles Auditory learn best through verbal lectures, discussions, talking things through and listening to what others have to say Visual tend to prefer sitting at the front of the classroom to avoid visual obstructions and respond best to graphics Kinesthetic learn best through a hands-on approach, actively exploring the physical world around them
Updated View of Learning Styles iPod/iPad Listen to music while studying or writing a paper YouTube Watch humorous videos or music videos while studying Facebook Stays connected with the gossip and this weekend’s party pictures
What do I mean? Acollege student 20 years ago (most of you!) does not use nor respond to the same studying and teaching methods as you did!
Then vs Now
A few more cool things…
How to Tweak Your Approach "Involving students in discussion fosters retention of information, application of knowledge to new situations, and development of higher-order thinking skills” -Higher Education Journal
Yet 70 to 90 percent of professors use the traditional lecture as their primary instructional strategy!!!
Auditory Learners Prefer to pay attention instead of taking copious notes Encourage tape recording Use AV equipment in rooms to self record and create a podcast Appreciate being able to hear lecture clearly Mic yourself if in a large lecture hall Enjoy audience polling Ask the audience questions at end of class out loud with students responding Post questions so they can listen and not write!
Visual Learners The visual learners like to have a general idea about what they want to learn before they get the details Write a lecture outline on the board so they can organize their thoughts Tend to underline using different colors On your board work/ power point use different colors to emphasize key things Prefer to recall the pictures that they studied when preparing for the exam DRAW! And use figures and videos
Kinesthetic Learners Like to touch what they want to learn Bring props whenever possible! Technology that can help the kinesthetic students in learning is technology that allows them to manipulate tools in the classroom Interactive websites Enjoy teacher interaction Step our from behind the podium and join your audience! Ask for students to come to board and solve problems
iPod/iPad Style The iPod/iPad style can support the three learning styles. Allows the kinesthetic learners to touch the screen Allows the auditory students to listen to audio files Allows visual students to see and download pictures
YouTube Style Can help auditory students by allowing them to hear other voices during the class Allows kinesthetic students to manipulate tools in the class(watch video on their PC or handheld device) Can help visual students by allowing for pictures and other visual aides to be used on the screen *Create YouTube video watching mini assignments
Facebook Style Create a Facebook fan page for your class Post practice questions before a test there Allows for discussion to occur underneath a post Allows you to send notifications to students They will check this more often!
What have you tried that has worked?
What could you try to incorporate/change into your teaching strategy?
Do all students learn the same way? A) Yes, all learn the same way B) Mostlearn in a similar manner C) Mostlearn in a different manner D) Unsure/I do not know
Take Away Tweeking your approach is a consequence of teaching new generations of students Use Bill Vilberg to help you come up with creative ways to update your teaching style or lesson plan Poll your students, they give they best feedback for you to use in your classes