诺亚舟国际教育:大咖课堂 | Daniel:Learning How to Learn

时间:2020.11.19

诺亚舟国际教育:大咖课堂 | Daniel:Learning How to Learn


—Learning How to Learn—



When I teach a class I’m teaching students how to learn. I teach Math and Physics and all of my students come from different schools. They have had different teachers who had different ideas about what they should know, how long it should stay with them, and why it was important. In secondary school math students have learned the basic methods (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) that are necessary for day-to-day life.


In the second half of their education they start to learn methods that they may never use again. It’s the same in other disciplines, students in high school have the writing skills they will need for everyday activities, they know the science they will need around the house, and they can read and understand the instructions on a new home appliance.


Language arts classes start to examine interpretation and quality rather than gleaning facts. Science classes switch from teaching facts to using them to support theories.






作者介绍






Daniel 诺亚舟美高课程中心理科教师(数学&物理)


美国科罗拉多州大学教育学硕士

理科学士(主修电脑科学与工程,副修数学与物理)

10年以上国际教育教学经验

拥有中学及大学水平课程的教学经历

曾于江门一中、中加国际学校等校任教,熟悉辅导中国学生

曾担任科学、地理、数学等科目教师,拥有雅思考试培训经验


01:Students Learn Possibilities and Limits



Starting in 8th and 9th grade students are doing two things.


First they are learning the limits of any given class. Along with learning more difficult math, science, and language skills they are getting a look at what they aren’t learning.


For example in language arts classes (writing, literature, and speaking) they, naturally, learn how to improve their communication, but they also see examples of the best of the arts and see some of the ways to reach that level of skill and creativity. In science and math students learn about what science knows and what it doesn’t know. They, as I said before, learn things that they may never use, but they are also learning what goes into a valid scientific conclusion.


Business people may not need to know physics but they need to know where to look for information if they do need to understand if the science behind an investment opportunity is valid.




02:How do You Learn How to Learn?



The second thing secondary school students are learning is how to learn. And, more specifically, they are learning what they, individually, need to do to learn something new.


In primary school many of the things we learn we understand because we would have figured them out just because we need them to go to the supermarket, and because everyone is expected to know them. In secondary school, when a teacher explains a method, it may be one of many methods that do the same thing, or it may be our best understanding of how something works.


In secondary school we learn that what we know may have flaws. Regardless of what subject they are studying students need to take the information and find a way to remember it. Some of it will only be kept until the exam, and some of it will become the basis for further study, depending on how the student deals with it.


Think of how often someone has told you about a method they use for remembering different things or given you a method “everyone” can use to remember a particular thing. They started learning these techniques in middle and high school. Different people learn differently, and they learn different things differently. I don’t like to memorize things.


If I need to remember a set of facts for work I write down the information and put it somewhere I can use it efficiently. I remember processes more easily, and if I practice something I can learn and reproduce the steps that are necessary to do the work.







03:In Closing



Students in secondary education are branching out. They are going beyond the direct cause and effect, one plus one equals two, types of information they learned in primary school.


Students in middle and high schools begin to be shown the places different paths lead. They are also given the types of work that helps them discover the ways they can continue learning for the rest of their lives.




END


Genius only means hardworking all one's life.




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