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Learning Theory

Blooms Taxonomy

There are six parts to Blooms Taxonomy which provide a useful structure. Blooms is considered to be a foundational and essential element within the education community.

This shows how educated they are on the actual subject. Knowing information such as dates and location.
Youtube Videos/Pictures
This is how well they understand the information. Being able to translate and interpret facts and make predictions.
This is being able to use and apply the information that you are learning.
PowerPoint Presentations
This is being able to analyze the information and see patterns. Also recognizing any hidden meanings in the context.
PowerPoint Presentations
Once you have been taught the information synthesis test whether or not you are able to make predictions and draw conclusions.
Being able to compare and discriminate between ideas. This is the overall test on the information that has been learned.

Constructivist Learning is something that is being introduced into classrooms. There are eight teaching strategies that are consistent with constructivist principles:
  • Learner Centered
  • Interesting
  • Real Life
  • Social
  • Active
  • Time
  • Feedback
  • Supportive

These teaching strategies are absolutely essential in the classroom and with Constructivist Learning the students are required to be more self sufficient and it allows them to determine what their pace is. By using Constructivist Learning the students are given the opportunity to focus more on their interests and ideas. This technique is less focused on the regimen and more so on what the students will be able to take from it.

This project is something that is fun and allows the students to take learning into their own hands. They are able to complete this at home and the whole idea behind it is to enjoy themselves. The project that they are required to complete really gives the flexibility and we want them to be creative and original.

Multiple Intelligence really focused on the different ways that the students learn best. Not everyone is going to be able to learn information the same way. There are eight different multiple intelligences:
  • Linguistic intelligence ("word smart")
  • Logical-mathematical intelligence ("number/reasoning smart")
  • Spatial intelligence ("picture smart")
  • Bodily-Kinesthetic intelligence ("body smart")
  • Musical intelligence ("music smart")
  • Interpersonal intelligence ("people smart")
  • Intrapersonal intelligence ("self smart")
  • Naturalist intelligence ("nature smart")
It is imperative that the students are given different ways to learn because not every child learns the same. This project allows them to learn in different ways to test how they learn best. The assessment allows us to see if they are linguistic, the PowerPoint allows us to see if they are spatial, the introduction activities allow us to see if they are Naturalist. All of these things will help us gain a better understanding on our kids in the classroom.

This website allows the students to be able to use all of the different intelligences. All of the students will be given the opportunity to learn the material because it is being taught in multiple ways.

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