June 2012 Blog Posts
Your career choice is important. You wouldn’t want to mess up your future by choosing wrong. That's why you must read on.
Every person has his or her unique style of learning: some of us want visual props like photos and diagrams, others prefer listening to a taped lecture, others still will pace up and down the room in order to understand the new material better. Well, we are also poles apart when it comes to the way we work: some of us tackle one task at a time and keep at it until it’s finished, while others prefer working on...
Attention all teachers! Barbara Prashnig’s book, “Learning Styles in Action”, is a practical guide to implementing learning styles in your daily teaching practice. It does more than help you implement learning styles: it actually helps you solve your stress and discipline issues.
The book is full of scenarios and diverse real-life situations. Among others, “Learning Styles in Action” shows you:
· How learning styles can help underachieving or disruptive students
· Multi-sensory teaching and learning in action
· Ways to integrate learning styles and ICT (computer technology)
· How to create a real learning styles classroom
· The do’s and don’ts of using learning styles.
People often ask what the difference is between analytic and holistic learning styles.
Left brain information processing = analytic/logical thinking = sequential processing
Generally, people with a left-brain dominance are sequential thinkers, analytics who like facts, details and logic. They tend to like their work areas neat and organised. They have perfect filing systems, always deal with one project at a time and are deadline-driven. Keeping lists of tasks to do is their favourite hobby, and if they complete something that=s not on their list, they are likely to add it just for the satisfaction of crossing it out. Analytics are the...
It's difficult to compare apples with apples when it comes to learning outcomes. Similarly, it's difficult to predict whether adding an extra student or five to a class is going to lead to decreased academic achievement. Some studies say decreasing class sizes to 16 or fewer gives better results. Some say it's ok to have as many as 40 students per class, provided that:
there are enough learning resources (textbooks, study aids, scientific equipment);
all 40 students are at a similar academic level;
there are no discipline issues.
One thing is certain,...