Each learner is different
We started the day with the question: how do your learners learn? We chose three students and wrote down the ways in which they preferred to learn. The answers were then collated and turned into a word cloud. The results were interesting:
As you can see from the Tagul, there is a wide range of learning preferences. Our learners learn differently. This is important to remember when creating learning experiences. As teachers we need to make sure we are considering the learning preferences of all our learners, not just one in particular. Following this, we watched a thought provoking clip of Chrissie Butler discussing UDL - Universal Design for Learning. Two key ideas resonated with me:
- What engages one learners doesn't necessarily engage another learner
- Is your default the way you learn or the way your learners learn?