Learning Environment

I learn best when I work alone and use self-study. In an age when the trend seems to be toward collaborative learning, group discussions and feedback, it's often time very hard to admit. I enjoy hearing other people's perspectives on issues, however, the truth is that unless I physically seek out, read, and understand a topic, it is very unlikely that the information would be internalized. A learning environment which caters to this need is the most productive to me. I am naturally someone who likes to be in control of situations, and this spills into my academic life as well. When I have a detailed course outline for example, with clearly defined goals and objectives I fell empowered, and motivated. 

    • Gerald Ardito
      Gerald Ardito

      Carmel,

      Thanks for sharing your learning self here.

      I was really interested in this comment:

      In an age when the trend seems to be toward collaborative learning, group discussions and feedback, it's often time very hard to admit.

      I appreciate your admitting this. It makes me think of the children in our classrooms that may feel the same way (at least at some times). How do you think we should address this?

      • Carmel Joseph Yapp
        Carmel Joseph Yapp

        Thank you for taking the time to respond. 

        The challenge of catering to all learning styles should be at the forefront of any educator's agenda. If we take the time to assess our students' needs, and are truly interested in ensuring that we can maximize their learning potential, then differentiating the lesson/content/delivery mode  would address this issue. 

         

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