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What have I learned about learning, and what are the implications of this for my future practice?

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´╗┐Learning and Context Structured Study Task ?What have I learned about learning, and what are the implications of this for my future practice?? In this assignment I will be identifying in a personal way, what I have learnt about learning from my own education and also drawing from my previous experiences. I will also be exploring ways in which I believe, for my future practice as a teacher, children will be able to achieve their full learning potential. ?Learning is a complex concept and activity? (Hewitt 2008) in which every individual does in enabling them to gain new skills or knowledge. Every individual learns in a different way, where as one technique may work well for one individual, it may not work for another. We should never stop learning in order to progress as an individual. In order for the skills and knowledge to remain stored individuals should keep using the skills in which they have acquired overtime. These skills should be applied to different things such as projects so that the skills are remained stored and fresh in the mind. As every individual has a certain learning style, to help us learn more effectively it is best to know and understand our learning style. ...read more.

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?The important orientations are the learning goals, performance goals and work avoidance? (British Journal of Educational Psychology). In my future practice as a teacher, in order to gain children?s interest in learning my aim will be to encourage children to be curious and eager to learn. From my work placement in a school setting, children are more successful when they learn to ask questions, think independently and also being very creative. Children need to be curious about the world, interested in how things work, and also know how to creatively approach problems. Child B asked a question??Do Fly?s sleep?? I resisted answering the question straightaway and asked Child B ?What do you think? Where do you think we could find the answer??. In responding in this way, I was encouraging Child B to think for themself, this also helps children build their self-esteem. Creativity is a very important tool in every individual's learning, ?creativity is essentially a form of problem-solving. But it is a special type of problem-solving--one that involves problems for which there are no easy answers: that is, problems for which popular or conventional responses do not work. Creativity involves adaptability and flexibility of thought. These are the same types of skills that numerous reports on education? (e.g., the Carnegie Report, 1986) ...read more.

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2007. ISBN: 0415438462, 9780415438469 Harold William Stevenson. Children?s Learning. 1972. ISBN: 0131324721, 9780131324725 Reference List ?Learning is a complex concept and activity?- D Hewitt. 2008. Understanding Effective Learning. [Online] Available from: <http://scholar.google.co.uk/scholar?q=learning+is+a+complex+concept+and+activity+Hewitt+2008&hl=en&as_sdt=0&as_vis=1&oi=scholart [Accessed October 24 2011] ?Interest is one of the most important factors which mediates learning and which motivates to act? ? Factors Affecting Learning. [Online] Available from: <http://www.egyankosh.ac.in/bitstream/123456789/32872/1/Unit-5.pdf [Accessed October 24 2011] ?Goals play a significant role in learning since they give strength and direction to it? ? Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. 2009. [Online] Available from: <http://www.education.vic.gov.au/studentlearning/studentreports/schools/personalgoals/suppdevplg.htm [Accessed October 25 2011] ?The important orientations are the learning goals, performance goals and work avoidance? - British Journal of Educational Psychology. T.L. Seifert and B.A.O?Keefe. Volume 71. Issue 1. Page 81. March 2001. ?Creativity is essentially a form of problem-solving. But it is a special type of problem-solving--one that involves problems for which there are no easy answers: that is, problems for which popular or conventional responses do not work. Creativity involves adaptability and flexibility of thought. These are the same types of skills that numerous reports on education (e.g., the Carnegie Report, 1986) have suggested are critical for students? ? Creativity in Young Children. James D.Moran,III. [Online] Available from: <http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/content2/Creativity_in_kids.html [Accessed October 27 2011] ?The majority of learning is tied to developments and takes time to see results? ? Emphatic Parenting. 2003. Lisa Stroyan. [Online] Available from : <http://www.empathic-parenting.com/index_beliefs.htm [Accessed October 28 2011] ...read more.

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