Teaching Learning Opportunities And Learning Environments

924 WordsFeb 22, 20164 Pages
Classrooms today are full of color, technology, and opportunities for students to learn, but that does not necessarily mean that students will learn. Teachers must create learning opportunities and learning environments that make the subject matter meaningful and useful. In order for this to happen, teachers must understand how learning occurs, create an environment that is conducive to learning, and meet diverse students’ learning needs. Professional Knowledge Base One way to create learning opportunities and learning environments that are meaningful and useful is by having teachers that understand how learning occurs. Proverbs 22:6 (New International Version) says, “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” Teachers must know how children learn, and God commands teachers to start children off right. In order to do this teachers must understand how students learn. One way teachers can understand how learning occurs is by understanding the Constructivist Learning Theory. This theory is attributed to Jean Piaget and states that learning is an active process of creating meaning from different experiences (Brooks & Brooks, 1993). It says that students learn best by trying to make sense of something on their own with the teacher as a guide to help them along the way. It focuses on what children are interested in and are able to achieve at different stages of their development and says action and
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