The goal of education has always been to achieve critical thinking.
Needless to say, this involves a two-step process: first, students learn a great deal about a topic, whether in history, science or art; then they learn to arrange the information in new ways, to set one fact against another, to find new insights among this knowledge.
by Jack Harrington, M. Ed.
Characteristics of Learning - Knowledge Transfer
Learning is all about thinking. In order for knowledge to be acquired a certain level of thinking must take place. Those levels are also called the taxonomy of learning. Taxonomy can be compared to a ladder; the higher you go on the taxonomy the deeper the level of thinking taking place for the individual.
Project Based Learning (PBL) provides opportunities for students to collaborate on specific tasks to resolve one or more challenges. The effort is driven by asking questions that feed the investigative processes where students do some level of research to collect data and then draw conclusions by summarizing what they found.
A practical combination of interpersonal intelligence and intrapersonal intelligence is called emotional intelligence. The important model on which this article is based was defined by Daniel Goleman in his great book EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE.
Different students have different preferred learning styles and talents. The term "learning styles" here refers to ways of receiving information. The word "talents" as used on this site refers to ways of processing or expressing information; because of the work of Dr. Howard Gardner, talents are often called "multiple intelligences".
In the midst of multiple international conflicts, an interwoven global economy and the shrinking nature of our techno-driven world, language learning can no longer be considered an elective subject, but should rather be a necessary core to modern education.
by Ronald Fitzgerald, D.Ed.
Are you aware of this reality? - - "95% of all that has ever been known about the physiological workings of the brain has been discovered in the last ten years." - - International Brain Dominance Review; Vol. 7, No. 1, 1990. Unfortunately, more than 18 years after the above observation, all colleges and school systems have not yet helped their teachers and parents to use powerful new research on how students learn.
Newspapers and other media often paint a dark picture of contemporary education. Studies that compare the knowledge of mathematics of children in different countries add little to the discussion, since many question if teaching algebra to seven-year-old kids makes any sense at all.
Have you ever felt that you were a really good learner but not necessarily in the way learning took place when you were in school? Did school sometimes make you feel stupid? Many of us feel this way, and because of this, many of us also feel that we must not be very smart.
It's important to actively involve students in the learning process. This is generally done at the elementary level, but, in some cases, gets lost, especially in high schools. Involving students makes the subject more interesting to them.