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Learning Theory

  1. 1. Learning Theory a very brief overview.... stay tuned for the next few weeks when we’ll cover these topics in greater detail!
  2. 2. Today’s agenda: Active learning * Problem based learning * Inquiry based learning * Service learning Conversation theory
  3. 3. Active Learning
  4. 4. We’re doing a case study!
  5. 5. Active learning is an umbrella term that refers to several models of instruction that focus the responsibility of learning on learners.
  6. 6. Class Discussion Debate Role playing Short written exercise
  7. 7. Problem Based Learning
  8. 8. You want to convey a skill. Work with a partner on a problem-based scenario and how you would assess their success. Scholarly vs. Information popular timeline Citations Boolean &/or Tructation Copyright/ Plagiarism LC Call number order
  9. 9. Problem-based learning (PBL) is a student-centered instructional strategy in which students collaboratively solve problems and reflect on their experiences.
  10. 10. Learning is driven by challenging, open-ended problems. Students in small collaborative groups. Teachers as facilitators.
  11. 11. Inquiry Based Learning
  12. 12. Inquiry-based learning’s core premises include the requirement that learning should be based around student's questions and new knowledge should be built based on previous information.
  13. 13. Emphasizes constructivist ideas of learning. Learning proceeds best in group situations. Teacher does not communicate knowledge, but facilitates. Topic, problem to be studied, and methods used to answer this problem are determined by the student and not the teacher.
  14. 14. Given what you know of educational theory so far, and Inquiry Guided Instruction, what are the reasons you might be inclined to use Inquiry Guided Instruction? How might you incorporate this into your teaching? (How) Would your active learning incorporate Inquiry Guided Instruction principles?
  15. 15. Service Learning
  16. 16. Think of a time you were involved in a service (or other) project....
  17. 17. Service-learning is a method of teaching, learning and reflecting that combines academic classroom curriculum with meaningful service and reflection.
  18. 18. Content Service Reflection Service Learning
  19. 19. Conversation Theory
  20. 20. At this point we’ve covered a number of different concepts. Let’s take a minute to discuss the relationships between them.
  21. 21. Conversation Theory is a framework that explains how interactions lead to quot;construction of knowledge.quot;
  22. 22. A focus on the relationships among the concepts. Explicit explanation or manipulation of the subject (e.g., use of teachback) Individual's differ in their preferred manner of learning relationships (serialists versus holists).
  23. 23. Today’s agenda: Active learning * Problem based learning * Inquiry based learning * Service learning Conversation theory
  24. 24. Questions?