slides and resources: http://tinyurl.com/HowPeopleLearnCTDCTD WEEKLY WORKSHOPS:HOW PEOPLE LEARN            Peter Newbury  ...
2   How People Learn
Evidence-based teaching    We know How People Learn.1    There is research that informs us. Let’s exploit the    patterns ...
The traditional lecture is based on the          transmissionist learning model4   How People Learn      (Image by um.dent...
Scientifically Outdated,    Culturally a Known Failure5   How People Learn
Let’s have a learning experience…6   How People Learn
Here is an important new number    system. Please learn it.      1=               4=    7=      2=               5=    8= ...
Test        What is this number?8   How People Learn
New Number System    Here’s the structure of the “tic-tac-toe” code:                         1      2     3               ...
Test         What is this number?10   How People Learn
Constructivist theory of learning      New learning is based on pre-existing knowledge       that you hold.      You sto...
Key Finding 1     Students come to the classroom with preconceptions about     how the world works. If their initial under...
Key Finding 2     To develop competence in an area of inquiry, students     must:         a) have a deep foundation of fac...
Key Finding 3     A “metacognitive” approach to instruction can help     students learn to take control of their own learn...
Aside: metacognition      Metacognition refers to one’s knowledge concerning one’s      own cognitive processes or anythin...
Aside: metacognition     I wonder why I wonder why?     I wonder why I wonder?     I wonder why I wonder why I wonder why ...
Key Finding 3     A “metacognitive” approach to instruction can help     students learn to take control of their own learn...
Please break into groups of 3...     Each set of cards has     3 Key Findings     3 Implications for Teaching     3 Design...
Peer Instruction and How People Learn19   How People Learn
Evolution of the Solar System     Today, we’ve been learning about the formation of the     Solar System.     Just like a ...
Clicker question                             X       Are features X and Y                                     ridges or va...
Peer Instruction and How People Learn22   How People Learn
To learn more about peer instruction     Upcoming CTD Teaching and Learning Workshops:     January 24 Clickers 1: Intro to...
How People Learn              Learning is not about what                    professors do.             It’s about what stu...
How People Learn              Learning is not about what                    professors do.             It’s about what stu...
The Big Picture: Ask yourself                        Who is doing the work?                         You or the students?26...
slides and resources: http://tinyurl.com/HowPeopleLearnCTDCTD WEEKLY WORKSHOPS:HOW PEOPLE LEARN            Peter Newbury  ...
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  • The how is most important… and it also applies to teaching any course.
  • The how is most important… and it also applies to teaching any course.
  • The how is most important… and it also applies to teaching any course.
  • Wi13 Workshop - How People Learn

    1. 1. slides and resources: http://tinyurl.com/HowPeopleLearnCTDCTD WEEKLY WORKSHOPS:HOW PEOPLE LEARN Peter Newbury Center for Teaching Development, University of California, San Diego pnewbury@ucsd.edu @polarisdotca ctd.ucsd.edu #ctducsd Thursday, January 17, 2013 12:30 – 1:30 pm Center Hall, Room 316
    2. 2. 2 How People Learn
    3. 3. Evidence-based teaching We know How People Learn.1 There is research that informs us. Let’s exploit the patterns of learning to make instruction more effective. 1. National Research Council. How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition. J.D. Bransford, A.L Brown & R.R. Cocking (Eds.),Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2000. Available on-line (for free) at http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=9853&page=13 How People Learn
    4. 4. The traditional lecture is based on the transmissionist learning model4 How People Learn (Image by um.dentistry on flickr CC)
    5. 5. Scientifically Outdated, Culturally a Known Failure5 How People Learn
    6. 6. Let’s have a learning experience…6 How People Learn
    7. 7. Here is an important new number system. Please learn it. 1= 4= 7= 2= 5= 8= 3= 6= 9=7 How People Learn
    8. 8. Test What is this number?8 How People Learn
    9. 9. New Number System Here’s the structure of the “tic-tac-toe” code: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 99 How People Learn
    10. 10. Test What is this number?10 How People Learn
    11. 11. Constructivist theory of learning  New learning is based on pre-existing knowledge that you hold.  You store things in long term memory through a set of connections that are made with previous existing memories.  Higher-level learning = brain development T.J. Shors, “Saving New Brain Cells” Sci. Amer. 300, 46-54 (March 2009).11 How People Learn
    12. 12. Key Finding 1 Students come to the classroom with preconceptions about how the world works. If their initial understanding is not engaged, they may fail to grasp the new concepts and information that are taught, or they may learn them for the purposes of a test but revert to their preconceptions outside of the classroom. How People Learn – Chapter 1, p 14.12 How People Learn
    13. 13. Key Finding 2 To develop competence in an area of inquiry, students must: a) have a deep foundation of factual knowledge, b) understand facts and ideas in the context of a conceptual framework, and c) organize knowledge in ways that facilitate retrieval and application. How People Learn – Chapter 1, p 16.13 How People Learn
    14. 14. Key Finding 3 A “metacognitive” approach to instruction can help students learn to take control of their own learning by defining learning goals and monitoring their progress in achieving them. How People Learn – Chapter 1, p 18.14 How People Learn
    15. 15. Aside: metacognition Metacognition refers to one’s knowledge concerning one’s own cognitive processes or anything related to them…. For example, I am engaging in metacognition if I notice that I am having more trouble learning A than B; if it strikes me that I should double check C before accepting it as fact. (Flavell1,2, 1976, p. 232) 1. Flavell, J. H. (1976). Metacognitive aspects of problem solving. In L. B. Resnick (Ed.), The nature of intelligence (pp.231-236). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum. 2. Brame, C. (2013) Thinking about metacognition. [blog] January, 2013, Available at: http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/2013/01/thinking-about-metacognition/ [Accessed: 14 Jan 2013].15 How People Learn
    16. 16. Aside: metacognition I wonder why I wonder why? I wonder why I wonder? I wonder why I wonder why I wonder why I wonder? Richard Feynman Image: Wikimedia Commons http://www.fnal.gov/pub/news/feynman.jpg16 How People Learn
    17. 17. Key Finding 3 A “metacognitive” approach to instruction can help students learn to take control of their own learning by defining learning goals and monitoring their progress in achieving them. How People Learn – Chapter 1, p 18.17 How People Learn
    18. 18. Please break into groups of 3... Each set of cards has 3 Key Findings 3 Implications for Teaching 3 Designing Classroom Environments TASK: Match one Implication for Teaching and one Designing Classroom Environment to each Key Finding18 How People Learn
    19. 19. Peer Instruction and How People Learn19 How People Learn
    20. 20. Evolution of the Solar System Today, we’ve been learning about the formation of the Solar System. Just like a geologist studies the exposed layers on a cliff-face, we study landforms on other planets and moons to find the chronology (sequence) of processes.20 How People Learn
    21. 21. Clicker question X Are features X and Y ridges or valleys? A) X=ridge, Y=valley B) X=valley, Y=ridge C) both are ridges Y D) both are valleys21 How People Learn
    22. 22. Peer Instruction and How People Learn22 How People Learn
    23. 23. To learn more about peer instruction Upcoming CTD Teaching and Learning Workshops: January 24 Clickers 1: Intro to Peer Instruction with Clickers January 31 Clickers 2: Writing Good Clicker Questions February 7 Clickers 3: Click It Up a Level To register, look for Wi13 Teaching and Learning Workshops at ctd.ucsd.edu23 How People Learn
    24. 24. How People Learn Learning is not about what professors do. It’s about what students do!24 How People Learn
    25. 25. How People Learn Learning is not about what professors do. It’s about what students do! Corollary: Students will not learn (just) by listening to the professor explain25 How People Learn
    26. 26. The Big Picture: Ask yourself Who is doing the work? You or the students?26 How People Learn
    27. 27. slides and resources: http://tinyurl.com/HowPeopleLearnCTDCTD WEEKLY WORKSHOPS:HOW PEOPLE LEARN Peter Newbury Center for Teaching Development, University of California, San Diego pnewbury@ucsd.edu @polarisdotca ctd.ucsd.edu #ctducsd Thursday, January 17, 2013 12:30 – 1:30 pm Center Hall, Room 316

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