Learning Efficacy: Celebrations and Persuasions

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IAP, 2006 - Education - 138 pages
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Learning Efficacy: Celebrations and Persuasions is a process of learning and instructing with two rather interrelated, if not interwoven, perspectives. The part of this book's title, namely learning efficacy, speaks to possible indicators or elements involving effective learning. To some learners, for example, the idea of learning efficacy has much to do with the direct application of materials learned. To a few others, however, learning efficacy is about developing the ability to perspective-share, and to move beyond conversations limited to the here-andnow about human interactions and problem-solving ambiences. Still to many others, nonetheless, learning efficacy translates into receiving letter grades conceived of as sources of personal motivation and with direct correspondence to fledgling self-esteem
 

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Contents

Becoming a Teacher PreService Teachers Learn Practical Knowledge by Exploring Personal Images of Teaching
1
Teachers as Learners in the Urban RaceConscious Classroom
23
Deracination The Positives of Negatives
35
STEP on Developing Active Learning Community for an Online Course
49
The Role of ReflectionEliciting Strategies in Enhancing Effective Learning Among Prospective Teachers
63
Learning through Gentle Teaching among Students with Behavioral Mental and Physical Challenges
77
Improving Learning through Students Feedback
89
Breaking Down Barriers to Student Learning through Fair Assessment
109
Learning Pathologies Do Not Blame the Learner
127
Contributors
137
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