Looking at Learning ... Again

Forum: Looking at Learning... Again

Topic: Professional Development

Topic Posted by: Melissa Cheung
Date Posted: Mon Feb 15 5:10:45 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: michael sedlisky (msedlisky@alvirnehs.org )
Organization:alvirne hs, hudson nh
Date posted: Tue Apr 6 13:38:24 US/Eastern 1999
Subject: chemistry and concept mapping
you can teach an old dog new tricks...i've used the concept map strategy twice during our current unit on solution formation. Most of the concepts we've seen in other contexts but in this unit we're pulling them all together and the students ARE MAKING CONNECTIONS! my interest was to have the students make the connections and see how the concepts fit together. I used the first map to introduce the chapter then after we introduced and mastered new material we used a second map to connect the new ideas then we meshed the two maps. The activities were kid driven each time and the quiz/test results were better than similar quiz/test results in previous years. this is my second annenberg workshop...iu'm pleased that this year's material is somewhat more DIRECTLY applicable to my field than in the previous workshop.

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