The Learning Model was created to help faculty deepen learning experiences for their students. Hundreds of faculty members across campus are using the Learning Model in a structured way to reflect on their own instruction, deepen student engagement, and learn from others. As we discuss these faculty insights, we also hear a recurring set of misconceptions that can in many ways limit some of the benefits of applying the Learning Model. We consider ten of these misconceptions below:
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Saturday, January 31, 2009 2:45 AM
I totally believe in this learning model and I have already seen it work wonders.
Monday, February 01, 2010 11:34 PM
i find it interesting that this discussion of misconceptions should follow (at least in my world) Brian and Steves interchange about among other things instrumentation in measuring student learning and the difficulty in overcoming misconceptions. from what i learned from their discussion was that in order for the misconceptions to change one has to be committed to their own misconception and then be faced with learning that unravels the misconception bit by bit. misconceptions aren't something that we hear talked about as being wrong and change our minds, but we witness in laboratory settings evidence that refutes our preconceived or previously held notions.
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 4:00 PM
These common misconceptions are helpful in evaluating how I perceive and implement the learning model. In the process of understanding what the model is -it is helpful to include in the discussion what the learning model is not. Challenging my previous understanding of the learning model not only helps me to better engage the students, but to better engage myself in the process of master teaching.
Tuesday, February 01, 2011 11:49 PM
Very helpful article. I've heard these same misconceptions. I'm pleased to discover as I've worked through this training that my perceptions of the learning model have been acurate and that the misconceptions are exactly that. I believe in this type of teaching. I always have. I believe it is my base of my solid student evaluations.
Monday, September 05, 2011 5:38 PM
I too have heard a lot of these misconceptions and I am glad that they are exactly that-misconceptions. I think the learning model can be a great influence in every aspect of our lives. I agree with the quote of "A talking head is the weakest form of classroom instruction." And also "Never, and I mean never give a lecture where there is no student participation."