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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: Joni Kerr (abujoker@yahoo.com )
Organization:American School of Doha
Date posted: Tue Jul 9 8:30:43 2002
Subject: Visual learning
Message:
I am currently doing reseach in order to compile information for a workshop on visual learning in the secondary school. It seems that once students reach 7th or 8th grade the teachers decrease their use of visuals as a learning tool. It seems these teachers tend to use the lecture style of teaching more often than having the students create visuals to convey their interpetation of the subject being taught. I teach 7th/8th grade social studies and I am always having the students create their own visual of how they "see" the subject being taught. I put up the students creations on the walls and leave them there to be used as learning tools. I feel the students enjoy seeing their work displayed on the walls and I feel they are more apt to read the information under the pictures if they, or their classmates created the work rather than having a store bought poster. I would like feedback on how you reach your visual learners in the classroom and maybe offer some ideas on more techniques.


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Subject: Visual learning
Reply Posted by: Charles (myronboice@hotmail.com )
Date Posted: Wed Jul 16 21:10:00 2003
Message:
Visual learning is good. I think I am a visual learner. It seems to me that, after a certain period, or maybe as an adjunct at anytime, we need to understand that creativity is good and we should never squash it but we must know the fundamentals and to make everything a project brings in colaberation, (or is that the idea?); wide variance in understanding; and even the idea that innovation is rewaded at the expense of fundamentals. How creative can we get over polynomials or the Constitution? The trend is to have all kinds of learning aids to the point where we loose the point.


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