Kids Education, How Kids Learn – Dads’ Club Tips
As a dad it was a highly valuable, as a bread winner it sucked.
If you’re truly interested in how your kid learns, read this or email me for a less academedic view….
“Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach, ”said Prensky in 2004.
Digital natives, (the vast majority of our kids are these today ), are used to receiving information fast; parallel processing and multi-tasking are at work in their minds and they function best when they are networked. This is an important differential between traditional teachers and contemporary learners and one today’s parents need to be aware of.
Children learn best when they are in active roles of designer and constructor, this is known with academics as the Constructionism theory.
To embrace contructionism (connectiveism) the roles, of both teacher and learner, are to change. To effectively implement change progressive teachers and parents need to be aware of the barriers to effective learning: teacher attitudes and beliefs; access to ICT resources; teaching strategies and practices and adequate professional development with ICT . Teachers and parents need not be shy of technology.
Dalton identifies six learning and teaching practices essential for connected learning: deep understanding, self responsibility inquiry, human development, communication and collaboration.
Students want richness, they want to consume, create apply, remember and evaluate.
How well do you and your kid’s teacher do this?
For a less academic approach on this subject, check this video out to see exactly how kids want to learn today.Email This Article