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  1. Brendan Cotton
    November 26, 2012 @ 8:57 am

    Interesting application of technology in teaching Physics, a study of the world around through concepts, theories & such would be most helpful for students who are mostly visual in their learning styles as well as those who find it a challenge to receive verbal input.

    Technology can be taken further in helping students to understand how certain complex concepts work via an interactive graphical engine (like what drives a typical video game).

    Rather than teach, sometimes all it takes is just to show it to them.


  2. Colour My Learning
    November 27, 2012 @ 9:31 am

    Yes, it’s all about realising that the knowledge is already ‘out there’ and we just need to teach the students how to access it all.


  3. Helen
    November 28, 2012 @ 11:26 am

    I agree with you. Having experienced some extremely boring physics lessons in the days before computers were a feature in the classroom, I love the possibilities that are open to teachers these days! But the teachers need time and support to be this creative – to make the shift from ‘Powerpoint teaching’ – and I suspect many aren’t getting enough of this.


  4. Colour My Learning
    November 29, 2012 @ 2:41 pm

    What you say is completely true Helen. It is a huge leap from the ‘traditional’ methods of teaching, even more so to move ‘Beyond Powerpoint’ and it takes a brave experimenter to try to teach differently.

    In the schools that succeed in embracing technology, teachers are given additional time to rethink their approach to teaching and there usually is a lot of ‘sharing’ of practise going on. Sadly though, a lot of schools are very much focussed on reaching achievement targets and are often unwilling to ‘experiment’, even if it means better outcomes.


  5. PEDEG
    November 29, 2012 @ 11:15 pm

    When are people going to realise that good teaching should not be about which is the best system but about what is best for the individual child?

    Oh, I forgot, it’s hare to measure achievement this way and make money.

    But seriously every child is different. For example with physics, some children can learn from additional visual resources and some would need more tactile approach.

    The real revolution in learning will be when the curriculum is designed with the individual in mind. Not every child needs to learn when the Battle of Hastings was.


    • Li-ling
      November 30, 2012 @ 12:27 pm

      You forgot – and be politically re-elected! 🙂

      Thank you again for sharing your thoughts. We do think that with the access to technology, there is so much that can be achieved in so many non-traditional ways that will hopefully appeal to the individual a bit more than the current curriculum prescribes.


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