My Understanding Of Effective Learning

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I believe that Benjamin Franklin could not have said it any better, when he wrote: “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” My belief on effective learning has been influenced through carefully studying different theorists and practices in EDN221. As future educators, we should all have the same goal; in helping students reach their potential by providing an effective learning experience which caters for student diversity, by creating a positive learner-centred environment that promotes their success and nurtures their individual desires to learn. My understanding of effective learning is developed from the social constructivist theory, which focuses on the role of social interaction and on the impact…show more content…
I also believe that creating a safe leaner-centered environment is essential for effective learning. As the fourth standard from the (Australian Professional Standards for Teachers) states: “Create and maintain supportive learning environments” which includes; Supporting student participation, managing classroom activities and managing challenging behavior. Motivating students is another key factor of effective learning for student success. It is important to involve students as active participants in learning, as they learn by doing, making, writing, designing, creating, and solving, using different styles of sensory learning which includes, visual, auditory and kinesthetic learners this is know as the VAK (Keefe, 1990). Motivational beliefs are often divided into two main pairs that determine a student’s motivational level: intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. Intrinsic arises from internal sources, such as an individual’s feelings, and extrinsic arises from the use of external rewards. Effective assessment is what I believe to be, the process of gathering and interpreting evidence to make judgements about student learning. Assessment is used by both the learners and their teachers to decide where the learners are at in their learning, where they need to go, and how best to get there. It is the crucial link between learning outcomes, content and teaching, and learning activities. The purpose of assessment is to improve learning, inform teaching, help
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