Wednesday, March 23, 2011
The human development starts as soon as a baby is born and ends later on as an elderly person. In the early years child development was seen as another set of hands to help with the chores. No emphasis was placed on the child's cognitive abilities.Development of the mind continues on in an orderly fashion.A topic that has been debated over time is the nature vs nurture debate.On one side we argue that an individual from an earlier age starts maturing and learns as they grow up. The other side argues that learning is major part of growing up and thus needs to be emphasized.So does heredity or environment come into play in either one of this sides? Bruner's theory recommends that students go back and reexamine material studied earlier and study it again thru a process called spiral curriculum.We as technology instructors need to match the correct training and tools to the appropriate student.As a technology instructor we need to apply the right tools and applications so a student can learn correctly.What are some tools that you have used in your classroom?