Presentation Of Information, No Matter How Technically Sophisticated, Is Not Enough?

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Presentation of information, no matter how technically sophisticated, is not enough; learners must interact with content to construct their own meanings and integrate new knowledge into the dense web of neural connections that is mind and memory.
We cannot Google our way through life (although I do it a lot) and a student will always need some foundational knowledge. But what counts more is a person 's ability for lifelong learning, to think, research, find information, analyze, synthesize, understand and critically evaluate for themselves; to be able to apply research and solve problems; to collaborate and communicate. This is particularly important for students and employers competing in a global economy. Students need to learn to do this as employers look for this type of thinking and motivation. Today, workers and managers must learn, be innovative, perform and be on top of their game like never before.
IV. Learning Characteristics

Three senses are primarily used in learning, storing, remembering, and recalling information. Eyes, ears, and sense of touch play essential roles in the way one communicates, perceives reality, and relates to others. Because one learns from and communicates best with someone who shares the same dominant way of doing things (modalities), it is of great advantage to get to know the characteristics of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning styles and to be able to identify them in students.
Grouping by ability has come under fire as a…
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