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2 08/04/20141 Session 12 Learning and teaching styles and Cognitive development. en.html

3 Read out (at normal pace) the colour of each word, not the word itself, without making a mistake. Red Yellow Blue Green Yellow Red Green Blue Green Red Blue Yellow Yellow Green Red Blue Yellow Blue Red Green Yellow Green Red Blue Red Green Blue Green Green Yellow If you want to beat the trick, squint your eyes to blur the words Confusing colours

4 Impossible 3D Cube Optical Illusion

5 Mystery black dots Can you see them?


7 08/04/20146 Objectives Appreciating that learning styles should be identified and addressed (whose?) Understand the work of Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky -stages of cognitive development/peer influences and their implications for you as lead learner. To learn about the value of matching learning activities to pupil preferences.

8 08/04/20147 Outcomes… Bringing together the past weeks of work since the start of the course, into workable and enjoyable resources You will identify KV(R)A learning styles in yourself and your pupils. Incorporate CASE ideas into your lessons.

9 08/04/20148 People like me are aware of their so-called genius at eight, nine, ten… I always wondered Why has nobody discovered me? In school, didnt they see that Im more clever than anyone in this school? That the teachers are stupid, too? That all they had was information I didnt need. It was obvious to me. Why didnt they train me; put me into art school? I was different, why didnt anyone notice me ? John Lennon

10 08/04/20149 1. Cognitive development Piaget and Vygotsky CASE and KCL Thinking skills stages-3-and-4/skills/plts/index.aspx stages-3-and-4/skills/plts/index.aspx menu "Zone of proximal development" (ZPD) is Vygotskys term for the range of tasks that are too difficult for the child to master alone but that can be learned with guidance and assistance of adults or more- skilled children. The lower limit of ZPD is the level of skill reached by the child working independently. The upper limit is the level of additional responsibility the child can accept with the assistance of an able instructor. His theory of cognitive development can be used as a tool in the early childhood classroom. According to Piaget, children developed best in a classroom with interaction.

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18 CASE activities.... Pipes Marble run Gears Sand prints Switch box etc..... 08/04/201417

19 08/04/201418 What is intelligence? A human intellectual competence that enables one to solve problems encountered in society and to create effective products. Gardners view…multiple intelligences; menu

20 08/04/201419 Gardners multiple/7 intelligences: Linguistic – language, patterning and systems Mathematical- logical, abstract and structured thinker Visual and spatial-thinks in images and uses movement Musical – mood and emotion… Interpersonal – relates well to others, mediator, good communicator Intrapersonal – self motivated, strong sense of values Kinaesthetic – good timing, skilled with hands, touch feely!

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22 VA(R)K /learning-style/stylest.html /learning-style/stylest.html 08/04/201421

23 08/04/201422 5 10 15 5 5 5 10 15 Naturalist Musical Kinaesthetic Visual Number People Self Word

24 08/04/201423 How to cater for VKA… Visual Kinaesthetic Auditory Reading. display posters key word displays/word walls video, demonstrations, OHTs, PowerPoint. concept mapping, collage, posters, flow charts, story-boards lively and engaging texts use of symbols design and make activities continuity lines physical modelling practical work visits, field trips body sculpture, mime regular breaks-states and brain gym. teacher instruction paired and group discussion active listening roles debate and presentations music for relaxing, energising and review raps, rhyme, chants, verse, dramatic readings

25 08/04/201424 Resources for your lessons Worried that you dont have time to make professional looking worksheets?, snazzy PowerPoint presentations? Musical games? Not creative enough to make quizzes, games…? Need some help?

26 08/04/201425 Examples…. Mini mind maps Silent video Role play…SATIS revisited; Joan Soloman Concept cartoons Poetry Jokes Pupil modelling e.g Food chains and webs Food chains and webs Presentations Resources packs-RDLU Booster pack Millionaire, Blockbusters, Hot Potatoes…. Etc… contents.htm "Police arrested two kids yesterday, one was drinking battery acid, the other was eating fireworks...........They charged one and let the other one off." Science teacher: "Gary, do you know what copper nitrate is? " Gary: "Yes sir, it's what they pay policemen on nightshift ! "

27 08/04/201426 Summary of the activities in workshops Blockbusters Loop card game Bingo Word dominoes modelling activity…. Marshmallow babies Traffic lights DARTS activity Taboo Top Trumps C.A.S.E. activities And loads more that YOU are going to make today And finally, there is always scope for a song!

28 08/04/201427 Workshop sessions Circus Steve 1, Sarah 2, Malcolm 3, Alison 4 Then ….your task…..

29 Using SYCD, Sciencescope, Planet science or any other web site with useful resource ideas; Make a resource for a specific lesson, aimed at specific learning style(s). Present it to your SD group, using them as your class, +/- 5 mins each You will be recorded on video for feedback. 08/04/201428

30 08/04/201429 References There is a website where you can assess your style of information processing, and get tips on making best use of your strengths, at: Short bibliography on learning styles (which suggests exercises for changing your VAK style) Resources* (*resources content)

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