As professional learner I can help students by telling them to focus on the class lectures and course reading material which can point to more effective learning. Recapture their previous knowledge about a topic, taking notes, organizing information can help students to learn more effectively. Key and quality considerations like promoting active communication among the instructors and learners encourage participating actively, providing appropriate feedback on time, respect various talents and different ways of learning.
Inform their professional role with relevant strategy, policy, andquality considerations An important aspect to promote learning is to continuously support the learners; this will help them to figure out what are their learning needs. It is important to give and receive fair feedback and boosting others to adopt a thoughtful approach in their daily work. Be kind, open and easily accessible. Promote and support learning and always take a view point in affinity to regulations. Use a variety of methods for evaluating their role in supportinglearning The three main approaches of learning are “Behaviorist approach”, “Cognitive approach” and “Humanist approach”. Most of learning approaches fall into one or all of three. In behaviorist approach the learner can acquire knowledge by constant repetition of a task.
A vital component of the behavioral approach is to define clear set of instructions in the beginning and then provide the opportunities of learning to make sure that the required objectives are achieved. Cognitive learning is where learning is through thinking and an individual acquires knowledge via experiences and senses. In this approach the presenter chooses the best possible method to convey the learning. Humanist approach is a student-centered approach and the educator act as a facilitator. In this approach the learner learns at its own pace.
Use a variety of appropriate approaches to enable learning Specialist Outcomes Defend master’s thesis successfully, study for GMAT, apply and complete GMAT. Look for a PhD program at U of T or Ryerson or McMaster. Meet with PhD staff and professors at universities of interest. Apply scholarships during studies. Do TA work and teach as seasonal instructor at College University while studying PhD/ then apply for a teaching position.Undertake appropriate development activities To pursue a career in academia, write my GMAT.
Apply for a PhD, successfully complete my PhD, and apply for teaching positions in college or university.Planning for continuing professional development I want to pursue a career in academia, which involves both teaching and research.Identifying professional development goals, directions, and priorities Core Development Outcomes As professional learner my role is to back the academic activity and help other professionals who are working hard to guide and work with other professionals on daily basis to come up with heighten academic practice which will result in an enriched learning experience for students and other professional learners. We need to bring people on board coach them and find ways to assure to feel success and transform their practice. People should feel safe and can say it’s ok to take a little bit of risk. Almost everyone is doing something well and contributing in its own way, recognizing one’s strength is important as it will boost the moral to do more and even better.Developing people and processes As professional learner it is important to advance our practice by looking into our reflection as it is an important part of our academic practice. By our reflections we can connect to others and can share our ideas, experiences and can learn from these conversations.
It is important to do self assessment or self-critique for continued competence. Making sure to develop processes and practices which will support the professional and student learning. Identify programs and develop valuable courses that target a wide range of participants and learners.Continuing reflection on professional practice As learning professional it is important to treat each student as an individual and respect for who he or she is. Straight out if there are any language arrangements that affect any individual or a group. Ask your students that you want to learn about different cultures other than you own so that you get an idea of the cultural atmosphere of the class. Treat all students with same level of respect for their abilities that will give them confidence.
Include inclusive syllabus that reflects about a society with different ethnic cultures. Arrange lectures by inviting guest speakers to promote diversity. Prepare assignments and exams that recognize student’s interest and their cultural backgrounds. An example from workshop “Inclusive Classroom” where a student is facing problem by not being getting adjusted due to his age and preference to work individually and not in a group. He is mature and has industry experience and wants to work on assignments at his own ease pace. But the instructor has to use a collective approach and move forward working with all students together.
Working effectively with diversity and promoting inclusivity As learning professional working together with peers, colleagues, and other professional individuals by sharing ideas and practice. Get engaged in activities to improve professional skills and knowledge. Active participation in the professional organizations for continuous collective growth.
Work and promote the development of communities that are secure and supporting to benefit student learning. Analyzing student work and coming up with solutions to modify the instructional methods.Working in and developing learning communities A teacher must be committed to students success and learning. As learning professional it is important that, whatever I am suggesting and recommending must have a solid background and evidence available that can support it.
Providing references from extant literature and testing the validity of our work by applying research techniques. Ethical standards in a teaching profession is to be “caring” that means to be accepting and taking interest to develop students ability to learn to its maximum potential by providing the best quality of service. Always promote “trust” by being fair, open and honest in your acts. Treating others with “respect” by considering and respecting their culture, background and language. Maintain “integrity” in the professional activities and responsibilities.
An example from a workshop for “TA/GA” regarding the academic integrity where a student submits an assignment which contains a couple of sentences copied word to word without any reference. Clear instructions about plagiarism were provided in the course outline. This situation should be addressed according to the institution policy for academic integrity.
Scholarship, professionalism, and ethical practice An example from a workshop for “Marking Essays and Short Answer Questions” providing feedback after marking the essays and papers. Don’t over-comment on each and every mistake this can discourage and lower student’s moral. The comments should be organized and mention the important issues first.
As ateacher it is my job to understand and recognize the different patterns oflearning that are preferred by students, so that highest learning potential isachieved. An example from the class about a technique “One-minute paper” in which a professor while conducting alecture asks the students to write a one-minute paper based on theirunderstanding and knowledge about a particular problem in order to accessstudent learning. After reviewing students response to the problem theinstructor develops a model to suggest or address a solution to the problem.
Bylistening to the instructors thinking process the students can learn how theycan think effectively by themselves. Learning is to gain knowledge and acquire expertise over time. People learn in different ways based on their ability, comfort level and flexibility. There are different learning styles such as visual, verbal, physical, logical, social, etc. Every student may possess different learning style and one can recognize that by looking at the patterns in which student prefers to learn. For example, a student may prefer to learn verbally may also be social and prefers to make use of his basic skills to learn.
It is important to recognize how a student learns, as most of the times teachers adopts their preferred learning style and if the student is not comfortable with it or have a different preference then it gets difficult and annoying to learn.Anunderstanding of how people learn