Think about something you are really good at. How did you learn to do it? In your own view, what is the best way for you to learn?
Approaches to learning – different stands. Students will have a preferred learning style and use it whatever the task (Schmeck 1988) Approaches entirely determined by context (Marton & Saljo 1976) An interaction between personal and contextual factors (Biggs & Tang 2007)
Felder and Silverman (1988) 1. How does the student perceive information most effectively – through which sensory channel? 2. How does the student prefer to process information? 3. How does the student progress towards understanding?
3P model of teaching and learning Presage – before learning takes place - student factors - teaching context Process – during learning - learning focused activities Product – the outcome of learning - learning outcomes (Biggs and Tang 2007)
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