Looking at Learning ... Again

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Topic: Teaching and Learning

Topic Posted by: Melissa Cheung
Date Posted: Mon Feb 15 5:01:23 US/Eastern 1999
Topic Description: What are your beliefs about how people learn? How does your teaching style and school system work to accommodate how people learn?

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Posted by: Kim Loomis
Date posted: Thu Apr 26 17:07:44 2001
Subject: Adult Learners
As a member of the professional devepolment carde in our school district, it is most important to keep in mind the ways adults learn best. As I think about this issue, I tend to think that adults don't learn different than children. Both need experiences that are engaging, that empower them as a learner, while seeking their own knowledge. As it is so easy to "just tell" the students in the classroom, it's just as easy to "just tell" the adult learner - often times more easy, since we don't want to 'waste' an adult's time. In any form of learning experiences, the ultimate goal is to have ownership of the knowledge base. When you look up "ownership" within the thesaurus you will find 'take part in,'take pleasure in,' and 'possession of,' all of which are in contridiction of "just telling."

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June MillsFri Apr 27 17:08:37 2001
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