Think about your most memorable teacher- what did they do that made the class experience come alive to you? Can you picture in your mind being in that class?
Did that teacher employ any of the characteristics listed for “How People Learn?”
The seven principles of How People Learn, from on the book by Susan Ambrose and colleagues, How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching, are:
- Students’ prior knowledge can help or hinder learning.
- How students organize knowledge influences how they learn and apply what they know.
- Students’ motivation determines, directs, and sustains what they do to learn.
- To develop mastery, students must acquire component skills, practice integrating them, and know when to apply what they have learned.
- Goal-directed practice coupled with targeted feedback enhances the quality of students’ learning.
- Students’ current level of development interacts with the social, emotional, and intellectual climate of the course to impact learning.
- To become self-directed learners, students must learn to monitor and adjust their approaches to learning.
Share your memory of a teacher in a tweet if you want to put it on the board like we did, try the hetemeel.com einstein generator!