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  1. 1. Cognition and Effective Teaching. <ul><li>Clare Smith, Genevieve Smith, Robert Sonneveld, Jenny Sonter and Michelle Suckling. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Cognition <ul><li>Cognition relates to how someone learns, perceives and gains knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a mental process that we all possess </li></ul><ul><li>It is based on our life experiences, social interactions and our desire to understand new things </li></ul><ul><li>(Eggen & Kauchak, 2009) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Jean Piaget’s Theory Can Help..... <ul><li>(Ackerman, 2009) </li></ul>Jean Piaget researched his ideas relating to education. He discovered that learners develop depending on their experience, maturation and learning (Eggen & Kauchak, 2009; Flinders University, n.d. ).
  4. 4. What Does That Mean to Us and Our Teaching? The pursuit of becoming an effective teacher needs the recognition of theorists like Piaget. Strategies that can support Piaget’s ideas of experience, maturation and learning will be ideal in becoming an effective teacher. This will help our students learn (Eggen & Kauchak, 2009).
  5. 5. Lev Vygotsky believed that social interaction plays a fundamental role in the process of cognitive development (Learning Theory, 2008). Lev Vygotsky (Jacobsen, 2006-7)
  6. 7. In The Classroom. <ul><li>Guiding students in their learning will help them reach their potential and develop new skills </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing this scaffolding with the student’s peers can introduce scaffolding without direct instruction. They learn together. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Let’s look Again..... <ul><li>The first photo shown on the previous slide show two children being lead and taught by the older one in front. The younger children will enjoy and learn more being with an older child than they would on their own. They experience what another person thinks, which in turn will guide their learning (Eggen & Kauchak, 2009) </li></ul>
  8. 9. Encouraging Learning <ul><li>Craig Henderson has created a program called “The Sound Way,” This is a programme that teaches students reading, writing and spelling (The Sound Way, n.d.). </li></ul>
  9. 10. The Perfect Example <ul><li>Henderson has presented “The Sound Way” all over the world and it has been a successful learning tool. </li></ul><ul><li>We can learn by Henderson’s example as there is evidence to support his success. Effective teaching can mean sharing our ideas with each other. </li></ul><ul><li>(The Sound Way, n.d.) </li></ul>
  10. 11. Teaching Effectively <ul><li>The difference between being an effective teacher and a teacher is the way you promote learning in your classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Having a class who engage in their learning is something that every teacher wants. If we were to make this happen, we increase our chances of reaching our goal of becoming an effective teacher. </li></ul>
  11. 12. Teaching Effectively <ul><li>Having lessons age appropriate will assist students to be motivated and help them feel more inclined to learn. </li></ul><ul><li>Maintaining classroom management will be a large factor to whether you will be an effective teacher. This is vital to the cognitive learning theory (Eggen & Kauchak, 2009) </li></ul>
  12. 13. Summary <ul><li>Jean Piaget </li></ul><ul><li>Believes that our experiences, maturity and development provides the gateway to productive learning </li></ul><ul><li>He believes that children go through stages of development </li></ul><ul><li>He promotes age appropriate learning </li></ul><ul><li>Lev Vygotsky </li></ul><ul><li>Believes that learning is established through social interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrated this by introducing scaffolding, which is assisting students to learn new things with support to reach the outcomes they cannot reach on their own </li></ul>
  13. 14. References <ul><li>Ackerman, Z. (2009). Yesterday is already gone [Piaget Photo]. Retrieved 15 July, 2009, from </li></ul><ul><li>Eggen, P. & Kauckak, D. (2009). Educational Psychology- Windows on Classrooms (8th Ed). Pearson Education. New Jersey </li></ul><ul><li>Flinder’s University. (n.d.). Piaget’s stages of cognitive development. Retrieved 20 June, 2009, from </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>Jacobsen, M.K. (2006-7). Pedagogikkmappe for Marthe Kristine Jacobsen. Retrieved 20 July, 2009, from </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Theories. (2009). So cial Development Theory (Vygotsky) Retrieved July 15th, 2009, from </li></ul><ul><li>The Sound Way. (n.d.). FAQs. Retrieved 25 July, 2009, from </li></ul><ul><li>Special thanks goes to Kristie Roberts for the usage of her family photos to make this presentation. </li></ul>