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SIGNIFICANT LEARNING We Are Teaching. Are They Learning? Patricia Casello D.C. Assistant Professor, NWHSU January 18, 2007
SIGNIFICANT LEARNING OUTLINE <ul><li>What is learning? </li></ul><ul><li>Fink’s Taxonomy for Significant Learning </li></u...
SIGNIFICANT LEARNING <ul><li>What Is Learning? </li></ul><ul><li>Bloom’s Taxonomy states that learning takes place within ...
SIGNIFICANT LEARNING <ul><li>Dr. L. Dee Fink builds on that platform and adds the following to indicate Significant Learni...
SIGNIFICANT LEARNING <ul><li>WHAT ARE LEARNING STYLES? </li></ul><ul><li>Different approaches or ways of learning such as:...
SIGNIFICANT LEARNING <ul><li>WHAT ARE YOUR PREFERRED    LEARNING STYLES? </li></ul><ul><li>Active ----------------------Pa...
SIGNIFICANT LEARNING <ul><li>QUESTION:  </li></ul><ul><li>How do you prefer to process information? </li></ul><ul><li>STYL...
SIGNIFICANT LEARNING <ul><li>QUESTION: </li></ul><ul><li>What type of information do you preferentially perceive? </li></u...
SIGNIFICANT LEARNING <ul><li>QUESTION: </li></ul><ul><li>  Through which modality is sensory    information most effective...
SIGNIFICANT LEARNING <ul><li>QUESTION: </li></ul><ul><li>How do you progress toward understanding? </li></ul><ul><li>Seque...
SIGNIFICANT LEARNING <ul><li>TEACHING STYLES </li></ul><ul><li>Is Your Teaching Style Balanced? </li></ul><ul><li>Does you...
SIGNIFICANT LEARNING <ul><li>Does your classroom provide: </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures, diagrams, flow charts, graphs, and  ...
SIGNIFICANT LEARNING <ul><li>Does our classroom provide: </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion, small group work, problem-    solvi...
SIGNIFICANT LEARNING <ul><li>Does your classroom provide: </li></ul><ul><li>Linear progression of information? </li></ul><...
SIGNIFICANT LEARNING <ul><li>Multiple Activities That Promote: Active Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Direct </li></ul><ul><li>...
SIGNIFICANT LEARNING <ul><li>DIRECT ACTIVITIES </li></ul><ul><li>Getting information and ideas: </li></ul><ul><li>Original...
SIGNIFICANT LEARNING <ul><li>INDIRECT, VICARIOUS ACTIVITIES </li></ul><ul><li>Getting information and ideas: </li></ul><ul...
SIGNIFICANT LEARNING <ul><li>ONLINE ACTIVITIES </li></ul><ul><li>Getting Information and Ideas: </li></ul><ul><li>Course w...
SIGNIFICANT LEARNING <ul><li>REFERENCES </li></ul><ul><li>Web-sites: </li></ul><ul><li>www.collab.org  (Collaboration Proj...
SIGNIFICANT LEARNING <ul><li>Collaboration Project Professional Development Conference: Motivating Students for Better Ret...
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  • SIGNIFICANT LEARNING Dr. Pat Casello January 17, 2007
  • SIGNIFICANT LEARNING Dr. Pat Casello January 17, 2007 See Figure 2.1 from Dr. Fink’s Article in the handout plus his article in the reference section
  • SIGNIFICANT LEARNING Dr. Pat Casello January 17, 2007 Use this chart to plot your own preferences.
  • SIGNIFICANT LEARNING Dr. Pat Casello January 17, 2007 From Building Motivation: Do You Have The Tools? Connie Evenson and Michelle Gierach from The Univsersity of South Dakota Mark your preferred style on the associated handout
  • SIGNIFICANT LEARNING Dr. Pat Casello January 17, 2007 Additional references are in the handout.
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    1. 1. SIGNIFICANT LEARNING We Are Teaching. Are They Learning? Patricia Casello D.C. Assistant Professor, NWHSU January 18, 2007
    2. 2. SIGNIFICANT LEARNING OUTLINE <ul><li>What is learning? </li></ul><ul><li>Fink’s Taxonomy for Significant Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Styles </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching Styles </li></ul><ul><li>Activities That Promote Active Learning </li></ul><ul><li>References </li></ul>
    3. 3. SIGNIFICANT LEARNING <ul><li>What Is Learning? </li></ul><ul><li>Bloom’s Taxonomy states that learning takes place within three domains: </li></ul><ul><li>Cognitive, Affective and Psychomotor </li></ul>
    4. 4. SIGNIFICANT LEARNING <ul><li>Dr. L. Dee Fink builds on that platform and adds the following to indicate Significant Learning (Fink’s Taxonomy): </li></ul><ul><li>Foundational Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Application </li></ul><ul><li>Integration </li></ul><ul><li>Human Dimension </li></ul><ul><li>Caring </li></ul><ul><li>Learning How To Learn </li></ul>
    5. 5. SIGNIFICANT LEARNING <ul><li>WHAT ARE LEARNING STYLES? </li></ul><ul><li>Different approaches or ways of learning such as: </li></ul><ul><li>Visual </li></ul><ul><li>Auditory </li></ul><ul><li>Kinesthetic </li></ul>
    6. 6. SIGNIFICANT LEARNING <ul><li>WHAT ARE YOUR PREFERRED LEARNING STYLES? </li></ul><ul><li>Active ----------------------Passive </li></ul><ul><li>Sensory---------------------Intuitive </li></ul><ul><li>Visual-----------------------Verbal </li></ul><ul><li>Sequential------------------Global </li></ul>
    7. 7. SIGNIFICANT LEARNING <ul><li>QUESTION: </li></ul><ul><li>How do you prefer to process information? </li></ul><ul><li>STYLES OF LEARNING: </li></ul><ul><li>Actively – Through engagement in physical activity or discussion, working in groups </li></ul><ul><li>Passively – Through introspection, prefer working along or with a single familiar partner </li></ul>
    8. 8. SIGNIFICANT LEARNING <ul><li>QUESTION: </li></ul><ul><li>What type of information do you preferentially perceive? </li></ul><ul><li>STYLES OF LEARNING: </li></ul><ul><li>Sensory – Sights, sounds, physical sensations. concrete thinker, practical, orientated toward facts and procedures. </li></ul><ul><li>Intuitive – Memories, ideas, insights. Abstract thinker, innovative, oriented toward theories and underlying meanings. </li></ul>
    9. 9. SIGNIFICANT LEARNING <ul><li>QUESTION: </li></ul><ul><li> Through which modality is sensory information most effectively perceived? </li></ul><ul><li>STYLES OF LEARNING: </li></ul><ul><li>Visual – By pictures, diagrams, graphs, demonstrations </li></ul><ul><li>Verbal – By sounds, written and spoken words and formulas </li></ul>
    10. 10. SIGNIFICANT LEARNING <ul><li>QUESTION: </li></ul><ul><li>How do you progress toward understanding? </li></ul><ul><li>Sequentially – In a logical progression of small incremental steps </li></ul><ul><li>Globally – In large jumps, holistically </li></ul>
    11. 11. SIGNIFICANT LEARNING <ul><li>TEACHING STYLES </li></ul><ul><li>Is Your Teaching Style Balanced? </li></ul><ul><li>Does your classroom provide: </li></ul><ul><li>Facts, predictability, repetition, memorization, and opportunity to connect what students are learning to practical life experience? </li></ul><ul><li>AND </li></ul><ul><li>Abstraction, theory, innovative thinking, imagination and variety? </li></ul>
    12. 12. SIGNIFICANT LEARNING <ul><li>Does your classroom provide: </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures, diagrams, flow charts, graphs, and concept maps? </li></ul><ul><li>AND </li></ul><ul><li>Written and spoken explanations? </li></ul>
    13. 13. SIGNIFICANT LEARNING <ul><li>Does our classroom provide: </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion, small group work, problem- solving activities? </li></ul><ul><li>AND </li></ul><ul><li>1 minute papers, time for reflection, and the muddiest points? </li></ul>
    14. 14. SIGNIFICANT LEARNING <ul><li>Does your classroom provide: </li></ul><ul><li>Linear progression of information? </li></ul><ul><li>AND </li></ul><ul><li>An overview of information prior to the smaller pieces? </li></ul><ul><li>A time to connect the pieces together for students? </li></ul><ul><li>Information that connects to other disciplines and subjects? </li></ul>
    15. 15. SIGNIFICANT LEARNING <ul><li>Multiple Activities That Promote: Active Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Direct </li></ul><ul><li>Indirect, Vicarious </li></ul><ul><li>Online </li></ul>
    16. 16. SIGNIFICANT LEARNING <ul><li>DIRECT ACTIVITIES </li></ul><ul><li>Getting information and ideas: </li></ul><ul><li>Original data and sources </li></ul><ul><li>Experience: </li></ul><ul><li>Activities done in authentic settings and/or direct </li></ul><ul><li>observation of phenomena </li></ul><ul><li>Reflective Dialogue: </li></ul><ul><li>Reflective thinking, journaling for self </li></ul><ul><li>Live dialogue in class, online or out of class </li></ul>
    17. 17. SIGNIFICANT LEARNING <ul><li>INDIRECT, VICARIOUS ACTIVITIES </li></ul><ul><li>Getting information and ideas: </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary data and sources, lectures, textbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Experience: </li></ul><ul><li>Case studies, gaming, simulations, role playing </li></ul><ul><li>Viewing or listening to stories, film, literature, or oral history </li></ul><ul><li>Reflective Dialogue: </li></ul><ul><li>Reflective thinking and journaling with self </li></ul><ul><li>Live dialogue with others in class, online or out of class </li></ul>
    18. 18. SIGNIFICANT LEARNING <ul><li>ONLINE ACTIVITIES </li></ul><ul><li>Getting Information and Ideas: </li></ul><ul><li>Course web-sites, internet web-sites (i.e. journals) </li></ul><ul><li>Experience: </li></ul><ul><li>Students directly experience …(online concept testing, participation in a group or team activity) </li></ul><ul><li>Students can engage in “indirect” experiences (view a film, read a case study) </li></ul><ul><li>Reflective Dialogue: </li></ul><ul><li>Various online dialogues such as e-mail, chat rooms, white boards and discussion boards/forums. </li></ul>
    19. 19. SIGNIFICANT LEARNING <ul><li>REFERENCES </li></ul><ul><li>Web-sites: </li></ul><ul><li>www.collab.org (Collaboration Project web-site) </li></ul><ul><li>www.ou.edu/idp/significant (Dr. Fink’s taxonomy-in the handout) </li></ul>
    20. 20. SIGNIFICANT LEARNING <ul><li>Collaboration Project Professional Development Conference: Motivating Students for Better Retention, learning and Achievement </li></ul><ul><li>November 17-18, 2006 Bloomington </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations: </li></ul><ul><li> Creating Significant Learning Experiences Through Integrated Course Design Stewart Ross, Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning , </li></ul><ul><li>Minnesota State University, Mankato </li></ul><ul><li> Building Motivation: Do You Have The Tools? </li></ul><ul><li>Connie Evenson, Assistant professor, Department of Nursing, U of South Dakota </li></ul><ul><li>Michelle Gierach, Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, U of South Dakota </li></ul><ul><li> The Road To Excellence: Creating Positive Learning Environments </li></ul><ul><li>Heidi Johnson-Anderson, Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, U of SD </li></ul><ul><li>Susan Reinhart, Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, U of SD </li></ul><ul><li>Dawn Warren, Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, U of SD </li></ul><ul><li>Debate This! Critical Thinking and Content and Mastery Part 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Dean Pape, Assistant Professor of Communication, Ripon College </li></ul>
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