Friday, January 6, 2012

Theory of social learning and student success

Perhaps one of the biggest challenges as a coach is not easy to motivate the students, nor to continue to work hard to capture attention and inspire them to remain active participants throughout the learning experience. Learning environment - not dictated recently, theories of social learning and its practical application, as a means of improving student success and provides a research-driven and interactive. The transition from dictatorship to instructional guide to creating a "student - centered" learning environment, the student is back in control of their learning experience.

Social perspectives of learning

Social learning perspectives on three main factors that affect the view of education relationships - Learner:

First Context - the resources that we use to develop knowledge.

    Personal experience
    Interactions - social engagement, feedback, communication

Second Culture & Community - our beliefs, sense of community, communication, language differences, to our unique learning and interaction styles that are commonly gender, ethnicity and age to make. These factors contribute to the achievement of common goals and the perceived feeling of the students sense of community in relation to their classmates.

Third Characteristics of the learner - the type / source of a student's knowledge and belief. In general, the act of learning the liquid in the sense that it is constantly based on what we have or we learn.

    Individual learning styles - auditory, visual, kinesthetic, or a combination. A preferred method of learning the students as each student is unique.
    - Self-efficacy (confidence) - how confident the students when they presented with new tasks? Anxious? Are you excited?
    The motivation - motivation of the students can (directed behavior to personal interest or gain) intrinsic, (directed outward behavior with a reward) extrinsic, or a combination of both.

The advantages

Learner confidence, motivation and overall performance greatly improved when you work with a curriculum designed with social learning. Essentially, the students are given the choice and responsibility, included as an active student more in the learning process because it is no longer a passive environment - teaching, for example, passive, while learning experiences are interactive in the discussion class. Perhaps the simplest and most basic, social integration perspectives of learning in a curriculum that existing activities and levels of interaction features that promote student learning and success in catering to the level of commitment and the availability of a student population voted.

Cooperative learning and peer

Perhaps one of the most useful theories of social learning is cooperative learning or peer. A learning environment, teamwork, guided discussions and activities that require social interaction among students promotes, enriches the learning experience. The example of constructivism, interactions between students of different backgrounds and beliefs internalized structures and process the contents differently. Require interactive activities afford teachers each student the opportunity to share their views so often illuminate their classmates, new ideas. The research confirms the findings of the study group to a higher power.

Final Thoughts

Students as active participants in educational exchange, develop over time, behaviors for student achievement. Understanding the perspectives of social learning curriculum and a series of activities geared towards active learning is the key to promote: self-directed learning, dealing with content, responsibility, confidence, better studdnts, reflective thinking, motivation and success of total students.