Presentation on theme: "FYI: Pedagogy The study of teaching and learning, especially as it relates to children and adolescents. Andragogy is the study of teaching and learning."— Presentation transcript:
FYI: Pedagogy The study of teaching and learning, especially as it relates to children and adolescents. Andragogy is the study of teaching and learning as it relates to adults.
Learning Style How a person perceives and processes information Individuals have “preferred” learning styles, e.g., visual (seeing), kinesthetic (tactile), and auditory (hearing)
Visual Learners Think in pictures and learn best from visual displays Depend on the teacher’s body language and facial expression to fully understand Prefer to sit near the front of the classroom Frequently take detailed notes
Tactile/Kinesthetic Learners Learn best through a hands-on, active approach Prefer to explore and interact with the physical world around them May find it hard to sit still, and may become distracted easily
Auditory Learners Learn best through listening Interpret the underlying meanings of speech by listening to tone, pitch, emphasis, and speed Often benefit from reading aloud May not understand written information until they hear it
Many Believe that People Learn About... 10% of what they read 20% of what they hear 30% of what they see 50% of what they hear and see 70% of what they say 90% of what they say as they do
Multiple Intelligences Howard Gardner Harvard University
Contextual Teaching and Learning (Taken from Cerebral Context, Parnell, 1996) For teaching to be truly effective, the student must be motivated to connect the content of knowledge with the context of application, thus utilizing the ability of the thinking brain to solve problems and to assimilate that knowledge in a way that can be useful in new situations...
Contextual Teaching and Learning (Taken from Cerebral Context, Parnell, 1996) Learning that is connected and contextual has greater potential for creating a deeper understanding by students and increases the likelihood of students transferring their learning to future experiences.
MI Theory We know people truly understand something when they can represent the knowledge in more than one way. (Howard Gardner)