Sunday, June 22, 2008

How Students Learn

Students learn through:

. teacher-directed activities that build understanding of concepts through the use of concrete materials and models- textbooks, workbooks, hands-on materials, etc.

. class discussions to illicit different levels of thinking skills i.e., students are encouraged to reason and to draw conclusions

. written work such as creative writing , journal writing, essays, and summaries which that provide opportunities for students to express themselves creatively

. oral presentation that provide opportunities for strengthening verbal skills

. the use of our textbooks and workbooks that challenge the children’s critical thinking

. listening activities to follow directions

. games and manipulative

. peer teaching or partner learning

. oral reports

. cooperative learning groups

. creative writing including poetry, stories, prayers, essays, and letters

. blackboard drills and exercises to reinforce skills gained

. art activities that include drawing, painting, illustration, and dioramas

. homework including daily reading logs

. identifying, describing, and comparing given facts and situations

. activities that require exploration, investigation, and discovery

. interacting with classmates to enhance understanding through verbalizing and visualizing

. classifying and sorting that develop the ability to think independently

. collecting, organizing, and interpreting information in a variety of settings

. experiences with manipulative

. role playing, dramatizing

. puppet and dolls playing

. completing workbook exercises and hands-on materials

. team work and group activities

. activities that require originality and creative thinking

. Oral and written reports

. Guest speakers

. demonstration, exhibits of work, sharing of work with the class

. activities that emphasizes critical thinking and scientific problem solving

. devising their own methods for exploring problems

. relating to life situation

. writing letters

. writing essays or paragraphs

. researching

. interviewing

. summarizing

. forming conclusions

. perform experiments (science)

. using charts to organize information and solve simple logic problems

. hands-on activities that for social interaction among the students

. predicting, performing and recording results

. field trips that enhance learning and encourage life situations

. complete projects that put into application of concepts learned

. holding team contests

. drill and review activities

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