Category Archives: individual differences

Edev_502 response wk9_6

I read with interest your description your examples of tension between social reproduction and transformation. Following up the references, I was struck by the lack of engagement with the idea of generational divides in the literature on professional learning. Another … Continue reading

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Edev_502 response wk8_8

A quick question. You wrote: In Chile, there is a historical tendency to teach as transmitting knowledge. However, younger teachers try to incorporate more of student-centred methodologies as well as technology to the learning experiences of learners enthusiastically. The first … Continue reading

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Edev_502 response wk8_1

Minimally guided instruction can be a very powerful learning tool. However, its use may need to be mediated by an understanding of its functional weaknesses in the particular learning environment. Tim Murphey (2003) describes three teacher modes in the move … Continue reading

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Edev_502 response wk7_7

I appreciate your thesis statement that through directing learners’ attention to their preferences in learning, their awareness of other possibilities may develop. The more knowledge people have, the more meaning can be created. One of education’s primary purposes is, after … Continue reading

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Edev_502 response wk7_6

Thanks for reposting your model about factors that influence education. There is no doubt that the learning/ teaching process is messy and that the interactions between the variables can result in so many possible outcomes. Much work has been done … Continue reading

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Edev_502 response wk7_5

I’d like to unpack your first point. The either-or situation that is set up forms an excellent question that hits at the heart of this week’s discussion topic. Teachers’ choices of pedagogic intervention come with associated changes in learner achievement: … Continue reading

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Edev_502 response wk7_4

I enjoyed your post tremendously. Not only is your actual writing a model of excellence, you succinctly and clearly expressed many of the points I had engaged with this past week. Like many, you reject labelling and argue for more … Continue reading

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Edev_502 response wk7_3

I fully concur with you that D&H’s design is insightful. It would have been better for them to have had the same degree of consideration over the presentation of their results. Frankly, I’m surprised that the Science editors let the graph pass … Continue reading

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Edev_502 response wk7_2

[In response to question 2: the benefits of the proliferation of categorizations you mention in your last paragraph.] Frankly, I don’t have a direct answer to this $64,000 question. The fact is that educators see differences between individual learners. But … Continue reading

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Edev_502 response wk7_1

[In response to: I have two questions about your post re: 1) your claim that the Dar-Nimrod and Heine (2006) is methodologically unsound 2) the benefits of the proliferation of categorizations you mention in your last paragraph.] You ask some … Continue reading

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