Task 6: Activity 4 Part 2

How would you describe your teaching perspectives prior to your reading of the module resources? How would you compare your prior conceptions about learning and teaching to the ideas discussed in the resources of this module? What factors influenced your conceptions about teaching and learning? I would describe my perspective of teaching to be more… Continue reading Task 6: Activity 4 Part 2

Teaching Perspectives

Teaching perspectives shape the way how the teaching-learning process works. Reading the resources made me realize the different perspectives of teaching that I never even considered. Sociol-emotional learning was one approach which I have not considered. I always had the assumption that since teaching is a profession, private (emotional) and work (professional) should be separate… Continue reading Teaching Perspectives

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Module 5 is about the cognitive theories of learning which includes the Information Processing Theories (IPTs), the Cognitive Load Theory (CLT), and the Dual Coding Theory (DCT). The learning that I have gained from the module was abundant as the amount of resources given. Nevertheless, I can say with certainly that I have gained a… Continue reading A Trip Down Memory Lane

My Knowledge on the Knowledge Bases of Teaching

The module discusses on the different knowledge bases of teaching. Encountering this relatively ‘alien construct,’ confusion is inevitable. Reading through the resources made me realize what knowledge bases actually are. I would like to think of them as ‘something or things’ that make a teacher an effective teacher and a professional. I understand that this… Continue reading My Knowledge on the Knowledge Bases of Teaching

Social Learning Theory – A Plan of Action

The fourth module of the course discusses Albert Bandura’s Social Learning Theory (SLT) and later modified to Social Cognitive Theory (SCT). Compared to the behaviorist theories of learning, SLT has a wider perspective on human behavior because it considers the cognitive faculties that humans have. I like to think of SLT as an upgrade to… Continue reading Social Learning Theory – A Plan of Action

Teacher Professionalism

My Definition of Teacher Professionalism Teacher professionalism is a relatively new concept for me. I am fully aware that teachers are professionals. However, I was not aware that there was a specific term for professionalism for teachers. Neither was I aware of the socio-political and socio-economic factors that shape teacher professionalism. I had always assumed… Continue reading Teacher Professionalism

Behaviorist approaches at work

The third module of the course focuses on Behaviorist Learning Theories. This field is something that I am somewhat familiar with because there was a time where I had planned to take a psychology course during University. Behaviorism is a term I first encountered in a psychology textbook my sister had owned. I had no… Continue reading Behaviorist approaches at work

What intelligence means to me

What I thought of as a very simple concept turned out to be a very complex and controversial concept that continues to be debated to this very day. Uninformed Perspective of Intelligence Inspired by the first activity for this course, I intend to do another uninformed activity for based on my experiences. When I was in high… Continue reading What intelligence means to me

Module 1: Theories of Learning

Studying the module gave me new insights about learning. Before studying the module, I was not able to see the connection between theory and learning. However, it was to my surprise that theory and practice attribute to the development of learning. Like how learning theories are embedded in teaching practices. Theories creates wonderful opportunities to improve… Continue reading Module 1: Theories of Learning