Creating Lifelong Learners: Fostering Facilitation, Modeling, & Choice in the Classroom

Angela Falter Thomas

Abstract


This article discusses alternatives to the lecture-style teaching that remains a fundamental practice for many middleschool classrooms. Information was accumulated by pre-service middle school language arts teachers, whointerviewed their mentor for their student teaching experience, focusing on how each teacher attempts to fosterlifelong learning through facilitating learning rather than directing it. To do so, respondents stated that they attemptto provide more choices for students based on students’ interests or experiences, promote collaboration amongstudents, and model or guide the learning by providing clear examples. These methods of communication attempt toinspire learning with the use of visual, auditory, tactile, or kinesthetic instructional techniques. Teachers providestudents with the digital environment to foster research skills, making students much more autonomous learners. It ishoped that by reading this article teachers will be able to facilitate the learning of students so as to promote students’own interests, creating lifelong learners as a result.


Full Text:

PDF


DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/jct.v4n2p17

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.




Journal of Curriculum and Teaching

ISSN 1927-2677 (Print) ISSN 1927-2685 (Online)

Copyright © Sciedu Press

To make sure that you can receive messages from us, please add the 'Sciedu.ca' domain to your e-mail 'safe list'. If you do not receive e-mail in your 'inbox', check your 'bulk mail' or 'junk mail' folders.