1.1 LEARNING IN GENERAL

 

 

• Some learning strategies are,

- collaboration

- demonstrations

- didactic presentation

- discovery

- drill

- games

- interpersonal discussion

- problem-solving

- simulation

- tutorial

 

 

1.1.1 Learning Theories

 

• Kolb’s Learning Styles Inventory (LSI) includes four areas, [Ellsworth, pg. 386]

Concrete Experience (CE) - experience based, peer oriented, emphasizes feedback.

Abstract Conceptualization (AC) - analytical, oriented towards things and symbols, authority directed impersonal learning situations.

Abstract Experimentation (AE) - Active orientation, focussed on “doing”, project oriented.

Reflective Observation (RO) - Reflective, Observational approach, prefer lecture situations.

 

• Four levels of learning are suggested [Ellsworth, pg. 388],

Level 1 - “Why are we doing this?”

Level 2 - Learning the technology

Level 3 - Mastering the tools

Level 4 - Application of knowledge to problem solving

 

• Bloom developed a set of six learning objectives. In order these are,

1. Knowledge - list, name, state, define, identify, match, recall

2. Comprehension - discuss, paraphrase, compute, extrapolate, describe, explain, distinguish

3. Application - choose, classify, use, interpret, calculate, relate, demonstrate

4. Analysis - separate, recognize, test, differentiate, solve

5. Synthesis - design, order, develop, create, summarise, combine, propose

6. Evaluation - evaluate, justify, critique, appraise

 

 

1.1.2 References/Bibliography

 

Ellsworth, J.H., Education on the Internet, Sams Publishing, 1994.

 

 

 

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