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Learning Styles Don't Exist
7/3/2011 12:15:23 pm
This was a very interesting video. I am probably one of the 90% that thought there were truly differences in learning style, although I could never label myself as one type exactly. I do believe in using a variety of teaching methods within the classroom. All of the students senses need to be activated in order to get them to achieve at high levels. Our brain likes to process information in a variety of ways and the more stimulus that is presented, the more the brain can ponder.
7/3/2011 12:56:39 pm
I do my research on whats called "PCK" or Pedagogical Content Knowledge. Basically, it means that teachers have lots of content knowledge (in our case - biology content knowledge) and knowledge of how to teach, or pedagogical knowledge. Expert teachers in particular subjects have whats called pedagogical content knowledge - or knowledge of how best to teach their subject. They blend lots of rich biology knowledge, with how students learn biology (lots of vocabulary, knowledge of cycles, etc), misconceptions that students bring to the course (about evolution or climate change) and look at how best to address their class' needs.
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Amy Hollingsworth is The Natural Science Biology Lab Coordinator and Part-time Lecturer. She is also working on a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on STEM education