Adult Learner – Jill Harrison
- Facilitate Learning
- Myself as an adult learner
- Environment for learning
- Self directed v Self regulate vs versus what an assessment looks like and who is in charge
We can not teach another person directly – we can only facilitate learning
- Provide context and meaning
- Ask questions rather an answers
- Prior learning plus new experience/context creates new learning
- Empower students
- Create an independent learner with desire to learn
Learning Styles – Maria Loehrich
- Social Presence
- Learning Styles
- Dominant Learning Styles
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- Dominant Styles play an important role
- Each Style offers significant strengths
- Social Presence helps us learn about the online learner
- Synchronous is learning events that happen at the same time
- Learning Styles are an educational Myth. Why do they persist? Do they really matter?
- Most of what you learn is tied to meaning
- Learning Styles are here to stay
- “The heutagogical approach can be viewed as a progression from pedagogy to andragogy to heutagogy, with learners likewise progressing in maturity.
Learning How to Learn – Anne
- Sharing Power in the classroom
- Reflexive Thinking
- Reflecting on this topic
- Metacognition is essentially thinking about one’s own thinking; being aware of potential gaps in knowledge and being able to reflect on cognitive processes to the point of improving them.
- Metacognition consists of 3 phases:
- Planning; “What do I need to learn from this” “What strategies should I apply to learn it best” “What prior knowledge do I have about this that would be helpful?”
- Monitoring; “How am I doing, am I learning what I need to learn?” “Should I adjust any of my strategies?”
- Evaluation; “Is there anything I don’t understand?” “Did my methods work well or could I have used better ones?” “How will I approach this next time?”
- Techniques to teach meta-cognitive skills include modelling skills by ‘thinking out loud’, using planning guides, having students write rationales or the process by which they came to a result or completed an assignment, having a daily agenda that students can add to, reflection and journalling, student generated tests, providing opportunities and guidance to learn from mistakes,
- 360 feedback, and self-assessments. o Creating a more learner centered classroom (and sharing power) can encourage the development of meta-cognitive skills by placing the responsibility for learning with the learner.
- Reflexive thinking is a level of meta-cognition that involves becoming aware of one’s own biases.
Visible Learning – Kimberly
- Evaluating your impact
- What has a significant effect on your learning
- Know thy Impact
- Instructional Strategies – How teaching effects student achievement
- Evidence that has been found to make the greatest impact on student achievement was shared
- the importance of evaluation and feedback
- evaluate your impact on student’s learning
Digital Story Telling- Arleah
- Digital Story Telling Why do we care?
- Digital Story Telling overview
- Seven Elements of Story Telling
- Prior Experiences
- Point of view – be clear on your point of the story and who you are telling the story to.
- Dramatic question – use at the beginning, engages viewer.
- Emotional content – maintains interest, can create change in the viewer.
- The gift of your voice – you may not like the sound, but others will!
- The power of the soundtrack – compliments, and can enhance, emotion
- Economy – keep it brief, use pictures to replace words.
- Pacing – make use of rhythm, tempo and speed
- Emotion and dramatic question appear to be the most challenging parts as per participants
- Emotion is key for engaging the viewer
- PowToon lays out a great sequence of steps: Write your script, record voice and then add images
- There are many types of software, some higher grade and costing money but also some very good software that is free.
Critical and Creative Thinking – Jonathan
- Personal definitions of Critical and Creative Thinking
- Strategies for Creative Thinking
- Does the Discipline Matter
- New? or New to You?
- Is there Conflict between Critical and Creative Thinking
- Strategies for Encouraging Creativity
- Being student centered allows the student to define what they are learning
- While too much self-reflection is probably unrealistic, the choices instructors make about how they represent themselves to students could have an impact on the motivation of those students to learn.
- The point is to build on ideas without judgement
Motivation – John Boulton
- Intrinsic versus Extrinsic
- Teaching Persona
- Avoid the unmotivated
- Role storming can allow you to speak freely
- Being too critical can completely block the creative process
Questioning Techniques – Entire Class
- Socratic Questioning
- Rhetorical Questions
- Poor Questions
- Any Questions?????
- The point is to ensure that students don’t simply make assumptions about the research they may have been doing.
- “Why?” question helps to prevent confirmation bias.
- By questioning, we are encouraging deeper thought processes, higher level thinking
Group Work – Tessa
- Intro to group work
- Pros and Cons
- Best Practices
- Assessments in group work
- People learn well when they are personally involved
- Small groups foster independent learning
- Students have an opportunity to see several methods and approaches
- The teacher can more easily identify strengths and weaknesses
Gamefication – Adam
- Non Video Games plus Soft Skills Development
- Video Games as Learning Tools
- What is Gamification
- Ted Talk on using Video Games for Good
- A Glimpse on my Personal Learning through Games
- Video Games can be used as learning tools
Classroom Management – Entire Class
- Times have changed
- Cell phones in the class
- Classroom management tips
- Students will teach you a lot about the environment within which they learn and a lot about you.
Learning from Mistakes – Jamie
- 9 Ways of learning from mistakes
- Can we admit and talk about our mistakes
- We all need to learn from mistakes and that an environment that ignores them and acts as though they do not exist is toxic.
Flipped Classroom – Michael
- Introduction to the flipped classroom
- The traditional classroom v the flipped classroom
- Flipped classroom is an instructional strategy
- Students participate in class activities and students extend their learning out of class