[Offtopic] Neomillennial learning styles

Roland Gesthuizen rgesthuizen at gmail.com
Wed Sep 19 12:32:02 EST 2007

Here is an interesting post about learning styles from Kevin on a QLD list
that I also subscribe to.

Regards Roland

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From: Kevin Savage <kevin at edit.net.au>
Date: 18 Sep 2007 16:03
Subject: Neomillennial learning styles

 Hi all, interesting article from the US.

Stats are for university students but I would be surprised if they are very
different here. Interesting quotes:

The implication is less of an emphasis on the "sage on the stage" and a
linear acquisition process focusing on a "single best source," focusing
instead on "active learning" that comes from synthesizing information from
multiple types of media.

and (from a student)

IT is not a good substitute for good teaching. Good teachers are good with
or without IT and students learn a great deal from them. Poor teachers are
poor with or without IT and students learn little from them.

and for us non-millenialists:

83.1 percent of 18- to 19-year-olds own  (an iPod).

Food for thought.

 All the best



Kevin Savage

kevin at edit.net.au
0412 590 477

Roland Gesthuizen - ICT Coordinator - Westall Secondary College

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change
the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has." --Margaret Mead
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