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Chapter 2 Post

In Chapter 2 McGuire shares her views on why we should focus on learning instead of teaching.

What is one teaching strategy you use?

One challenge I try to address in class is learning the theory to problem solve rather than memorizing.  A strategy I’ve used is to ask one question in different ways, showing that its the same theory/process, but with different input/results.

What is one learning strategy your students could use to be successful in your course?

Focus on identifying the problem inputs and results. Practice working through the equations/tables with the information given to reach the results requested.

Chapter 2

What is one teaching strategy you use?

I try to give one practical example from my experience to the field to make it more clear to the students where they are going to use what we are learning in class.

What is one learning strategy your students could use to be successful in your course?

They have to try to visualize what they are learning and to think if the results they got make sense in real life.

Learning instead of teaching

One Strategy I use is to relate concepts we learn in class with examples so that it is more clear.

What is one learning strategy your students could use to be successful in your course?

Learning strategy that students can use to be successful in my course is to apply concepts learned in class with other classes.

 

Student-Led Learning

What is one teaching strategy you use?

I believe in student-driven learning in which the student directs their own learning and the instructor is the facilitator.  In my class, I devote a portion of time in which students are given time to practice and engage with the material they learned so that their time spent in class is differentiated to their learning needs.  They have time to ask questions that are unique to their own learning and thereby, hopefully, more tailored to their goals.

What is one learning strategy your students could use to be successful in your course?

Since Construction and Engineering are such visual occupations and students learn complex design software in my course, I provide a multitude of resources.  This can include images, written text, shorthand notes, and videos.  I do demonstrations in class which are followed up by videos that they can review at their own pace.

Learning

Community is responsible to guide its children to how to learn. To learn, each student is the teacher of him/herself…and that will help our students to know to write, read, and be organized ready to learn

Chapter 2

In Chapter 2 McGuire shares her views on why we should focus on learning instead of teaching.  What is one teaching strategy you use? What is one learning strategy your students could use to be successful in your course?