To counter overreliance on this slides and handouts, student involvement in discussions and feedbacks is handy. I also collect suggestions and answers and clarify any issues that are not well understood on the whiteboard. This enhances inclusion of all the students in my clothe design lesson.
Much of the teaching time is spent on practical work. I try to encourage group work as part of teaching though there is some resistance faced. However, individual work is also important to balance and meet the learners need. All this I work them within the restriction of time at hand. The incorporation of modern technology also poses a challenge to some students.
Most cognitive theorist such as Piaget, Ausubel among others were interested in the changes in the learner’s understanding that resulted from learning and the environmental importance in the process (Powell & Tummons 2011, p.49). Regardless of the variations in constructivism, it promotes free exploration of the students within a given structure of the framework. From the theories, have looked at the best way my students can benefit from learning. I plan my lessons with a demonstration and brainstorming activities. The materials and tools to be utilized are identified and availed for the lesson to help my lesson objectives be accomplished. I utilize practical activities whereby the students are divided into groups that assist them in explore the issue at hand, solve the problem, and use their techniques to answers questions as demonstrated. During the lesson, I facilitate to ensure that tasks are well understood, and learners fully participate.
I have realized that each student is unique, and each has a particular need. Therefore, allowing the students discover the technique that is workable for them helps them achieve their goals. Through the groups, the students share their solution at the end of the lesson thus motivating them. They also demonstrate the various creative approaches to the ...Show more