Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Influences in Learning

This blog documents my learning process in the Educational Technology course I am taking at Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies. My choice of blogger platform is to distinguish from the wordpress I am using for another course.

Reading an article this week about folk pedagogy by Jerome Bruner, makes me more aware of how our perception of learners can influence the way we teach. Our belief about learners, be it real or imagined, can have a huge impact on our instructional style and design. Just like in written works, the audience guides and dictates your approach for the work to be effective, so also in teaching.

I now question my own assumptions about myself with regards to acquiring knowledge. Keeping an open mind is surely the way to go just as I also keep an open mind about my learners, knowing that we all have our strengths and weaknesses.