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Kids Learning


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For Pow-Wow/University of Scouting (Longhorn Council) 2011 class 173 - Kids-Teaching and Learning

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Kids Learning

  1. 1. How Kids Learn: Teaching & Learning Presenter: Lindsay Foster
  3. 3. Learning Styles• Auditory• Visual• Kinesthetic Online Learning Style Inventory
  4. 4. • Learn through hearing…Auditory •interviewing, debating•Learn best through verbal •participating on a panellectures, discussions, talking •giving oral reportsthings through and listening towhat others have to say •participating in oral discussions of•Interpret the underlying written materialmeanings of speech throughlistening to tone of voice, pitch,speed and other nuances•Give little meaning to writteninformation until it is heard•Often benefit from reading textaloud and using a tape recorderor podcast
  5. 5. • Learn through seeing…Visual •computer graphics•Need to see the teachers body •maps, graphs, chartslanguage and facial expression •cartoons•Tend to prefer sitting at the front •postersof the classroom to avoid visualobstructions •diagrams•May think in pictures and learn •graphic organizersbest from visual displays •text with a lot of picturesincluding: diagrams, illustratedtext books, overheadtransparencies, videos, flipchartsand hand-outs•Often prefer to take detailednotes to absorb the information
  6. 6. • Learn by doing orTactile/Kinesthetic touching…•Learns best through a hands-on •drawingapproach, actively exploring the •playing board gamesphysical world around them •making dioramas•May find it hard to sit still forlong periods •making models•May become distracted by their •following instructions to makeneed for activity and exploration something •playing games that involve their whole body •movement activities •making models •following instructions to make something •setting up experiments
  7. 7. Activity LEARNING STYLE GAME •Break into small groups of three to five individuals. •Fill in the blank to the questions on the index cards thinking about Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic learners. •Be prepared to share your answers with the group as a whole. •Remember, there are NO wrong answers, but try to generate an answer for each learning style. •You have approximately 5 minutes to complete your work.
  8. 8. The Squiggle Game• How would a ~ learner learn to swim?• What kind of car does a ~ learner drive?• How does a ~ learner listen to music?• What type of music does a ~ learner like?• How does a ~ learner change a tire?• How does a ~ learner sit through a meeting?• What position in a patrol would a ~ learner do best?• What position in a patrol would a ~ learner do worst?
  10. 10. Multiple Intelligences• Visual-Spatial• Verbal-Linguistic• Logical-Mathematical• Bodily-Kinesthetic• Musical-Rhythmic• Interpersonal• Intrapersonal
  11. 11. Verbal-Linguistic• Ability to perceive the visual.• These learners tend to think in pictures and need to create vivid mental images to retain information.• Their skills include: puzzle building, reading, writing, understanding charts and graphs, a good sense of direction, sketching, painting, creating visual metaphors and analogies (perhaps through the visual arts), manipulating images, constructing, fixing, designing practical objects, interpreting visual images.
  12. 12. Visual-SpatialRelated Scouting Merit Badges orSkills:ArchitectureArtGeocachingGraphic ArtsHome RepairsLandscape ArchitectureMetalworkOrienteeringTextilesWoodwork
  13. 13. Verbal-Linguistic• Ability to use words and language.• These learners have highly developed auditory skills and are generally elegant speakers. They think in words rather than pictures.• Their skills include listening, speaking, writing, story telling, explaining, teaching, using humor, understanding the syntax and meaning of words, remembering information, convincing someone of their point of view, analyzing language usage.
  14. 14. Verbal-LinguisticRelated Scouting Merit Badges orSkills:CommunicationGenealogyPublic SpeakingReadingScholarshipBoys’ Life joke submissionsSkit writerCampfire emceeJamboree On the Air
  15. 15. Logical-Mathematical• Ability to use reason, logic and numbers.• These learners think conceptually in logical and numerical patterns making connections between pieces of information. Always curious about the world around them, these learner ask lots of questions and like to do experiments.• Their skills include problem solving, classifying and categorizing information, working with abstract concepts to figure out the relationship of each to the other, handling long chains of reason to make local progressions, doing controlled experiments, questioning and wondering about natural events, performing complex mathematical calculations, working with geometric shapes
  16. 16. Logical-MathematicalRelated Scouting Merit Badges orSkills:AviationChemistryComputersElectricityElectronicsEngineeringFingerprintingPersonal ManagementRobotics
  17. 17. Bodily-Kinestheic• Ability to control body movements and handle objects skillfully.• These learners express themselves through movement. They have a good sense of balance and eye-hand co-ordination. (e.g. ball play, balancing beams). Through interacting with the space around them, they are able to remember and process information.• Their skills include dancing, physical co- ordination, sports, hands on experimentation, using body language, crafts, acting, miming, using their hands to create or build, expressing emotions through the body
  18. 18. Bodily-KinestheticRelated Scouting Merit Badges orSkills:ArcheryAthleticsBackpackingClimbingCyclingHikingLifeguardingPersonal FitnessRifle ShootingScuba DivingSkating
  19. 19. Musical-Rhythmic• Ability to produce and appreciate music.• These musically inclined learners think in sounds, rhythms and patterns. They immediately respond to music either appreciating or criticizing what they hear. Many of these learners are extremely sensitive to environmental sounds (e.g. crickets, bells, dripping taps).• Their skills include singing, whistling, playing musical instruments, recognizing tonal patterns, composing music, remembering melodies, understanding the structure and rhythm of music
  20. 20. Musical-RhythmicRelated Scouting Merit Badges orSkills:BuglingMusic
  21. 21. Interpersonal• Ability to relate and understand others.• These learners try to see things from other peoples point of view in order to understand how they think and feel. They often have an uncanny ability to sense feelings, intentions and motivations. They are great organizers, although they sometimes resort to manipulation. Generally they try to maintain peace in group settings and encourage cooperation. They use both verbal (e.g. speaking) and non-verbal language (e.g. eye contact, body language) to open communication channels with others.• Their skills include seeing things from other perspectives (dual-perspective), listening, using empathy, understanding other peoples moods and feelings, counseling, co-operating with groups, noticing peoples moods, motivations and intentions, communicating both verbally and non-verbally, building trust, peaceful conflict resolution, establishing positive relations with other people.
  22. 22. InterpersonalRelated Scouting Merit Badges orSkills:American BusinessAmerican CulturesCitizenship in the CommunityCitizenship in the NationCitizenship in the WorldCommunicationEntrepreneurshipSalesmanship
  23. 23. Intrapersonal• Ability to self-reflect and be aware of ones inner state of being.• These learners try to understand their inner feelings, dreams, relationships with others, and strengths and weaknesses.• Their skills include recognizing their own strengths and weaknesses, reflecting and analyzing themselves, awareness of their inner feelings, desires and dreams, evaluating their thinking patterns, reasoning with themselves, understanding their role in relationship to others
  24. 24. IntrapersonalRelated Scouting Merit Badges orSkills:American CulturesFamily LifeIndian LoreScouting Heritage
  25. 25. How Does This Help You?Multiple Intelligence Scouts or Leader Position• Visual-Spatial • Think about the Scouts in• Verbal-Linguistic your unit.• Logical-Mathematical • What types of positions• Bodily-Kinesthetic would best fit these individuals?• Musical-Rhythmic • What types of positions• Interpersonal would NOT fit these• Intrapersonal individuals?
  26. 26. Patrol Leaders Council• Senior Patrol Leader (SPL)• Patrol Leader• Assistant Senior Patrol Leader• Troop Guide •Visual-Spatial• Instructor(s) •Verbal-Linguistic •Logical-Mathematical• Librarian •Bodily-Kinesthetic •Musical-Rhythmic• Historian •Interpersonal •Intrapersonal• Chaplain
  27. 27. Troop Committee Positions• Chartered Organization Representative• Troop Committee Chairman• Troop Secretary• Troop Treasurer• Troop Advancement Chair• Troop Equipment Coordinator •Visual-Spatial• Troop Outdoor/Activities Chair •Verbal-Linguistic• Troop Membership Chair •Logical-Mathematical• Troop Training Chair •Bodily-Kinesthetic• Troop Public Relations •Musical-Rhythmic• Troop Friends of Scouting (FOS) Chair• Troop Scouting for Food Chair •Interpersonal• Troop Fundraising Chair •Intrapersonal• ScoutParent Unit Coordinator• Troop Chaplain• Scoutmaster• Assistant Scoutmaster(s)
  28. 28. Working with Special Needs ScoutsThe more that you implement teaching to a variety of learning styles, the more you will reach special needs Scouts.