Using the learner as a classroom resource



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Provider no. 11840

5 CPTD points

Completion time: 6 hours over 4 weeks

Drawing on Neuroscience research, this course looks at how to profile each learner’s brain dominance. Based on our brain profile, we as human beings, behave in different ways. For example, left eye dominant people have problems with the written word, although they are highly creative and are able to decode meaning better than right eye dominant people, for example.

There are 155 permutations of how the brain can be ‘wired’, but schools only really accommodate 2! In this course we look at how we can use the learners in the class in various group formations to facilitate the learning of all participants in the class. We also touch on some Brain Gym exercises that assist the individual in accessing their non-dominant side.

Based on Brain Profiles learners are arranged in various collaborative learning groups to facilitate learning. This takes into account Vygotsky and Barbara Rogoff theories of Zones of Proximal Development and Apprenticeship Learning Theory.

This course is highly practical and teachers will have ideas that they can immediately implement.

Course Curriculum

Section A: How do learners learns?
How do learners learn? 00:00:00
Vygotsky’s theory of zones of Proximal Development 00:00:00
Section B: How do we use learners as a classroom resource?
How do we Use Learners as a Classroom Resource? 00:00:00
Peer Sharing 00:00:00
Co-operative Groups 00:00:00
Permanent Groups/ Houses 00:00:00
Peer Mentoring Groups 00:00:00
Pyramid Groups 00:00:00
Inverted Pyramid Groups 00:00:00
Jigsaw or Expert Groups 00:00:00
Board Games 00:00:00
Rotational Groups 00:00:00
Section C: Guidelines for the implementation of shared learning
Guidelines for the implementation of shared learning 00:00:00
General Guidelines 00:00:00
Section D: Formative assessment of group learning
Formative assessment of group learning 00:00:00
Assignments for using the learner as a classroom resource 00:00:00
Using the learner as a classroom resource- Question 1 7, 00:00
Using the learner as a classroom resource- Question 2 7, 00:00

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