How teachers teach is not necessarily how learners learn. Educators focus on content delivery, but much of the learning process involves affective and behavioral factors. Veteran educators Muriel and Duane Elmer provide a holistic model for how learning takes place....
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How teachers teach is not necessarily how learners learn. Educators focus on content delivery, but much of the learning process involves affective and behavioral factors. Veteran educators Muriel and Duane Elmer provide a holistic model for how learning takes place. Their learning cycle moves beyond mere recall of information to helping learners value and apply learning in ways that are integrated into behavior and practice. With insights from neuroscience, educational psychology, and learning theory, they address how the brain can become more receptive, how emotional environments affect learning, and how learning tasks and experiential exercises can help foster the development of skills and habit formation. They do so in the context of a thoroughly Christian framework that emphasizes not just knowledge, but character, integrity, and wisdom. Learning can be accomplished in and beyond the classroom to move from content mastery to life experience. Here are sound avenues for helping your students become the lifelong learners God intends.
Duane H. Elmer (Ph.D., Michigan State U.) is director of theDuane H. Elmer (Ph.D., Michigan State U.) is director of the Ph.D. program in educational studies and is the G. W. Aldee Ph.D. program in educational studies and is the G. W. Aldeen Chair of International Studies at Trinity Evangelical Divin Chair of International Studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. In addition to travelingnity School in Deerfield, Illinois. In addition to traveling and teaching in over 75 countries, he has provided cross-cu and teaching in over 75 countries, he has provided cross-cuC
- How Teachers Teach Is Not Necessarily How Learners Learn. Educators Focus On Content Delivery, But Much Of The Learning Process Involves Affective And Behavioral Factors. Veteran Educators Muriel And Duane Elmer Provide A Holistic Model For How Learning Takes Place. Their Learning Cycle Moves Beyond Mere Recall Of Information To Helping Learners Value And Apply Learning In Ways That Are Integrated Into Behavior And Practice. With Insights From Neuroscience, Educational Psychology, And Learning Theory, They Address How The Brain Can Become More Receptive, How Emotional Environments Affect Learning, And How Learning Tasks And Experiential Exercises Can Help Foster The Development Of Skills And Habit Formation. They Do So In The Context Of A Thoroughly Christian Framework That Emphasizes Not Just Knowledge, But Character, Integrity, And Wisdom. Learning Can Be Accomplished In And Beyond The Classroom To Move From Content Mastery To Life Experience. Here Are Sound Avenues For Helping Your Students Become The Lifelong Learners God Intends.
- 1. Laying The Foundation
- 2. Weaving Truth And Life
- <strong>the Learning Cycle</strong>
- Level I: Recall—i Remember The Information
- 3. Recall, Rehearsal, And Retention
- 4. Lectures That Transform
- Level Ii: Recall With Appreciation—i Value The Information
- 5. The Role Of Emotion In Learning
- Level Iii: Recall With Speculation—i Ponder How To Use Information
- 6. From Content To Experience
- 7. The Power Of Cognitive Dissonance
- Barriers To Change
- 8. Identifying Barriers
- 9. Overcoming Barriers
- Level Iv: Recall With Practice—i Begin Changing My Behavior
- 10. Transformative Learning
- 11. Learning Tasks Leading To Practice
- Level V: Recall With Habit—i Do Consistently
- 12. Building A Habit
- 13. Sustaining A Habit
- 14. From Habit To Character
- Author Index
- Subject Index
- Scripture Index