Learning Opportunities And Learning Environments Essay

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One way to create learning opportunities and learning environments that are meaningful and useful is by having teachers that understand how learning occurs. One way teachers can create meaning and useful learning opportunities and learning environments is by using learning style inventories. Advocates of learning style assessments say that optimal instruction requires diagnosing an individual’s learning style and using the information from the assessment for optimal instruction. Learning style assessments ask responders to evaluate what kind of information presented that they prefer and/or what kind of mental activity most engages them. The choices will include examples such as words versus pictures versus speech and/or analysis versus listening (Pashier, McDaniel, Roher, & Bjork, 2008). Another way teachers can create meaningful and useful learning opportunities is by using problem based learning. Problem based learning is an instructional method where students learn by solving problems. Student learning focuses on a problem that can be solved in more than one way. Students work cooperatively to identify what they need to do in order to solve the problem. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 says, “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.” Cooperative learning makes students depend on each other. They then use self-directed learning…

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