For the last module, I have decided for it to be a more carefree post compared to my previous ones which are mostly reflections and commentaries. For this post, I want to show a compilation of videos that show different pedagogical strategies that constitute successful learning. I hope you take time to watch them and learn a thing or two for our future classes!
This video shows integration of technology in pedagogy for students to have more avenue to construct knowledge and reflect on lessons. It also allows more collaborative learning.
The second video shows us the power of using Socratic Seminars in the classroom. It is a way to have a more student-centered, less teacher input learning. It allows the students to critically think about certain topics and relate it to broader aspects of the subject matter. Aside from this, the students are given the chance to constructively critique and comment on their peers’ observations which leads to a more effective discourse in the classroom.
The third video shows us an application of visible thinking routines inside the classroom. These routines might seem simple, but they contribute to the learning experience of the students greatly. It becomes an avenue for the teacher to have more interaction with the students. Moreover, it allows the teacher to gauge where the students are currently at, adjust her pacing to suit the learning styles of the students, and even input additional topics to capture the interest of the students.
The final video shows us the Harkness Table Discussion Method. It allows the teacher to give each student a chance to speak out, and at the same time, monitor the activity of the discussion. The teacher will be able to monitor who says who, who speaks to who, who says what, and even who said the most/least. It is also a way to have a more critical discussion on various subject matters and to a certain extent, reflect on the topic at hand.
These four different pedagogical strategies are ways of executing successful learning to students. As teachers in the 21st century, we should be able to facilitate the learning experience of students in a way that they will maximize their learning, reflection, and evaluation of a certain subject area.