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Learning Methods: How many are there?

Each individual has his own methods of learning, and this means that just one single method of teaching will not be good enough to ensure that all students are all on the same page. Therefore one would need to adapt so that everyone will get the best chance they can to learn. The classic “Behaviourism” approach leaves out a core participant in learning: the student. How can they learn when the teaching approach chosen is one which is totally controlled by the teacher? This is where “Constructivism” comes into use. This is an alternate process of learning which is student centred where learning is an active process which is tailored to each individual.

Constructivism therefore requires that all the different learning skills which students may need are used when they are required. These may include Linguistic, Logical or Musical among others. All these are ways through which students learn. This implies that these Learning skills are simply different paths the students may take to arrive at the same destination. Since all students are different, they need to choose their own path to learn and this therefore requires a constructivist approach so that all these possible paths can be made available for the students to use.

Online resources are very useful as they provide tools which are unavailable elsewhere. A tool which could be very useful is a wiki which is simply defined as a collaborative space. Since it is a collection of pages related to a particular topic, it is a very useful tool for the students to use.

Follow this link to create a new wiki: http://www.wikia.com/Special:CreateNewWiki

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One comment on “Learning Methods: How many are there?

  1. sarah1294
    October 13, 2014

    I also believe that students should be left freely in choosing their path of learning. Leaving the students to work on their own and acting only as a guide, surely helps them to feel in control and believed in. Providing them with all the notes and information deprives the students from thinking, researching, be creative and innovative with their ideas. So yes, I fully think that the constructivist approach, now also moving to the connectivist approach, considering the advances in technology, I believe would be the best learning style for the 21st century students. Blogs, Podcasts and wikis surely help this style of learning and make it a personalized one. I think the attached article is worth a look 🙂

    http://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/220/be-constructive-blogs-podcasts-and-wikis-as-constructivist-learning-tools

    I also really liked this TED talk; on theories which need to be adapted to attain a revolutionized learning.

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