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Brain Based Presentation

  1. 1. Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program<br />Student:<br />Jacqueline Blanco Carranza<br />Seminar:<br /> ESL Research Methods and Assessment<br />Instructor:<br />Nora Elbilawi<br />October 8th, 2009.<br />
  2. 2. Based on links within the following sites, how might you increase your students&apos; understanding of what they learn?<br />&quot;http://www.weac.org/resource/june96/under.htm&quot; Teaching for Understanding: Educating Students for Performance<br />&quot;http://www.learner.org/channel/workshops/math/teach.html&quot; Teaching for Meaningful Understanding <br />
  3. 3. “Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught”<br />(Oscar Wilde)<br /> Teaching for understanding is to believe in the capacity of student to create, to construct knowledge and to assign meaning to what they have learned and experienced.<br /> Constructivism.<br />The importance of this form of teaching lies in its potential to enhance the kinds of cognitive outcomes for students<br />Students develop new knowledge through a process of active construction.<br />
  4. 4. When we as teachers impose our order on students, we rob them of the opportunity to create knowledge and understanding themselves.<br />Understanding is not a given nor is it static; it is the product of human agency.<br /> Our beliefs about &quot;how schools ought to be&quot; are in tension with new expectations of &quot;what schools ought to accomplish.“<br />Students need to think for themselves.<br />Critical Thinking<br />
  5. 5. If understanding a topic means building up performances of understanding around that topic, the basis of learning for understanding must be actual engagement in those performances.<br />The learners must spend the larger part of their time with activities that ask them to generalize, find new examples, carry out applications, and work through other understanding performances. <br />The teacher must arrange for the students to think with and about the ideas they are learning for an extended period of time, so that they learn their way around a topic. <br />Teachers have to make learning a long-term, thinking-centered process.<br />
  6. 6. “Much learning does not teach understanding”<br />(Heraclitus)<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfloUd3eO_M&feature=PlayList&p=F8344EC9CBB1B78E&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=37<br />Thank you!<br />

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