The factors, influencing the effective learning

CPD Nr.: 
17
Developed by: 
OFI, Hungary
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Purpose of the material: 

Purpose of this CPD is to give the participants data about their learning or working habits and about the differences in the learning styles of the people.

Material: 

Dear Participant,

the questionnaire below tess, how much do you consider the external and internal factors of learning and the personal differences of effective learning in your work. On the basis of these data you can make your development plan of your teaching work. You make it for yourself, so be honest! 

 

1.

How often do you take in account the part of the day, when you plan your lessons and lead the learning of your students?

each day

one a week at least

once a month at least

less often

never

no answer

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

How often do you consider the under mentioned elements, when organizing and planning your student's learning?

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.1

Working with a topic or a problem, which is interesting or exciting for students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.2

Using tasks, catching to the abilities and prior knowledge of the students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.3

The sense of students' duties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.4

Obligation for evaluation and assessment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.5

The matriculation requirements

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.6

Personal development of students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.7

Development of 21st century skills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

How much do you consider the external elements of learning, mentioned below, during your teaching?

greatly

more or less

a little bit

hardly ever

not in the least

no answer

3.1

The phisycal characteristics (temperature, light, colours, comfortable furnitures, etc.) of the learning environment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.2

Motivating learning space and various equipments, supporting the learning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.3

Possibility for cooperation (pairwork or group-working).

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.4

Positive feedback (encouragement, praise, reward)

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.5

Considering sympathy / antipathy between students when compiling groups.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.6

Creating heterogenous groups on the basis of the personal abilities and prior knowledge of the students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.7

You're trying to consider if your students have some privacy problems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

In what extent can you consider the internal factors, mentioned below, when organize and manage your students' learning?

greatly

more or less

a little bit

hardly ever

not in the least

no answer

4.1

Their physiological conditions (fatigue, hunger - satiety, thirst, nervousness / tension, health status)

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.2

Their sense of security during the learning process (e.g. they can take questions, those, who make fauts, are not ashamed)

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.3

Their poins of mind (e.g.: conflilcts between them, self-reliance, feeling of personal importance, personal status in the group)

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.4

Joyfull learning (e.g. celebrating success, or creative ideas)

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.5

Interesting and challenging tasks

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.6

Their knowledge and experiences, releted to the topic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.7

Freedom (possibility to choose the partnes, the place, the time, etc. Of learning)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Process: 

Each participant fill in the questionnaier in the Kahoot programme. They can compare the results of this questionnaire with the Q1. On the basis of the results they can choose one or two elements of they work that want to change for better learning support of their students. The lessons of this experience:

  1. After the participants realized the several external and internal factors that can influence the effectivenes of the learning, they could be strongly motivated to change their practice.
  2. They have to keep in mind that learning style has great personal differences. This fact teachers hav to take in account in their work.
How you can use this material in your practice: 

Teachers can fill in the questionnaire in the trainig or at home.

 

This material reflects only the author’s view; the Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.