I might be joining a group at my school about ways in which students learn, and how teaching can best be adapted to suit most people. I thought I'd get a head start by asking on here how you think you learn best, and methods you might like to see teachers using to aid learning.
It's not just aimed at those still in school (although that'd be ideal!!), but also all of you adults too!! I'm talking about learning in general, not just musically. And any idea's at all would be appreciated
I'll start it off:
* I think that being given sheets and answering questions on sheets doesn't help me learn at all - or at least not when sheets are used as the main method of teaching. Using sheets as an aid is good though, in moderation.
* When learning important/specific facts, I find that a little dictation from a teacher helps, so that the points can be understood and revised correctly.
* Lessons should begin with the teacher informing students on what is going to be learnt...then they should explain the information, then get the student/s to do a short task to clarify the points made, and finally the lesson should conclude with a summary of some sort!!
* I think that most lessons should follow the general structure of the above point, but should maybe occasionally take a different form - like the teacher says what is going to be learnt, and then the pupils go off and come up with their own ideas on the topics, and relay them back to the teacher, who'll then clarify etc.
Come to think of it, I did a little course thing on demonstrations a while back which might help...I vaguely remember the term sequence 'EDIP', although can't remember what each means - Explain, Demonstrate....???
Thanks - any idea's etc would be reeeeeaaaallllly useful (and interesting!)