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From: Van Caldwell (vcaldwell@comcast.net)
Date: Thu Jan 15 2004 - 17:51:59 EST

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    Late I have become very interested in cognitive psychology and brain
    science. The channel course deal with practice and application of theory
    which is very insightful. Our ability to study the brain with pet scan
    and MRI will bring is bringing a revolution in teaching and learning.
    van

     

    -----Original Message-----
    From: channel-talklearning-admin@learner.org
    [mailto:channel-talklearning-admin@learner.org] On Behalf Of vineyard
    nancy
    Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2004 12:41 PM
    To: channel-talklearning@learner.org
    Subject: RE: [Channel-talklearning] New participant for Jan. class

    Hi:
       It's nice to find someone else that is recently starting this course.
    I
    have just finished the reading for Session 1. The section from How
    People
    Learn was very interesting. Here are some of my thoughts on that
    reading,
    and on what I want to learn from this course.
         All of my early learning focused primarily on memorization and
    regurgitation. I even remember saying, "Just figure out what the teacher

    wants, and give it to them." I had a very hard time with history and
    geography, largely because I found a way to memorize for the short-term,
    and
    consequently, have a very small knowledge base for either of those
    subjects
    today. However, math and English were pertinent, exciting and
    interesting.
      An excellent, and very young, teacher introduced me to symbolism in
    Russian novels. It is a learning that has increased my love of reading
    tenfold.
       I find it interesting that when I chose to become a teacher, I chose
    a
    "hands-on" field; Family and Consumer Science for grades 5-8. I had
    never
    taken a Home Economics class in high school, but the idea of teaching
    something immediately relevant to life was what appealed to me. It was,
    and
    still is, fascinating to see the students develop a knowledge base that
    I
    can expand on in later years. It is easy for me to develop a genuine
    inquisitive feeling about skills like cooking and sewing. What I desire

    most from this course, is to find ways to foster an inquisitive
    understanding around the areas of nutrition, child development and
    personal
    finance. These are areas that are changing so rapidly, that I need to
    find
    a way to help the students take control of their own learning and then
    find
    the knowledge base to become life long learners.

       Any thought of yours would be most welcome. Nancy

    >From: "Van Caldwell" <vcaldwell@comcast.net>
    >Reply-To: channel-talklearning@learner.org
    >To: <channel-talklearning@learner.org>
    >Subject: RE: [Channel-talklearning] New participant for Jan. class
    >Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 09:46:35 -0500
    >
    >Yes, I have discovered the flexible format of video on demand.
    >
    >
    >-----Original Message-----
    >From: channel-talklearning-admin@learner.org
    >[mailto:channel-talklearning-admin@learner.org] On Behalf Of nancy n
    >Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 8:41 PM
    >To: channel-talklearning@learner.org
    >Subject: [Channel-talklearning] New participant for Jan. class
    >
    >Hello: I have just started the reading on The Learning Classroom
    >course. I am hoping to connect with others that are just starting this
    >class. Any other January learners? Thanks, Nancy
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