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  • 1. Introduction to Learning Theory National Liaisons Workshop (9) ITOCA / BLDS
  • 2. Objectives – Day Two
    • By the end of today, you will:
      • Be able to define what a student-centred approach to learning is and list some benefits
      • Be introduced to current learning theory and know how to apply it to ICT-learning environment
      • Practiced new knowledge and skills in a guided, supportive environment
  • 3. Student-centred approach
    • “ You have to do it yourself, no one else will do it for you. You must work out your own salvation.”
    • Charles E. Popplestone
  • 4. Why student-centred learning?
    • Stimulating learning environment based on interaction
    • Active participation rather than passive
    • Students fully involved in learning promoting:
      • Independence
      • Responsibility
      • Active engagement
  • 5. Conventional Learning
    • Passive
    • Sitting in lecture, classroom without role in learning
    • Most decisions made by teacher
    • Emphasis on receiving information
    • Trainer is expert dispenser of knowledge and controller of activities
    • Snoozing students!
  • 6. Student-centred learning
    • Students have responsible and active role
    • Students required to make choices about what and how to learn
    • Emphasis on enquiry-type activities
    • Trainer as guide, mentor and facilitator of learning
  • 7. Purpose – Day Two
    • Acquire knowledge and skills adopting student-centred approaches, through:
      • Introduction to current learning theories
        • Constructivism (Bruner)
        • Behaviourism
        • Cognitivism (Kolb)
      • Model new knowledge and skills through active learning in guided environment
  • 8. Learn More
    • Watch video
      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv7p7BaJom4