Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Cognition and instruction
This chapter helped understand the different kinds of learning models being used today. The discovery model uses methods where they learn material better when they have studied it on their own.A group project we did 2 semesters ago for our Biology class help us understand the material because we were our own teachers. We set up a survey of students working full time or part time and the effect on thir GPA. We had to provide a premise and then set up the hypothesis aand show the results to the class.I also liked the article on worked examples. It is true that model did help me to understand my Algebra courses better.By viewing the complete problem step by step I was then able to work the .problem out. Technology has changed how students learn. Teachers need to use the fundamental skills of reading,writing, and math and use them with new methods of teaching within the technology field.New technologies have helped students interact socially with one another.A recent class interacted with the NASA shuttle launch. We need to provide emphasis on critical thinking and have the students process the information slowly so as too understand it better. With the internet everywhere information overload can also be a problem.