Many of the teachers I know frequently use terms such as ' he is a great student' ; 'she is an excellent learner' . what makes a good learner? How do we avoid prejudging and bias as a teacher in classifying our learners as good or bad?
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Well Said! The character as a learner is important. Sometimes the action of learning does not lead to improvement of self, yet more so the 'another.' And, too, Johnny may have been conditioned not to share s/he is a learner - publicly.
absolutely: Motivation to learn, variety of learning methods, taking ownership to learn, longer term performance goals, seeking out resources ... can be traits of an excellent learner - influencing this dependes on the teachers unbiased attention...
Well said, in agreement and too, disagree. Not knowing how to apply the math equation teaches me or at minimum inspires me to discover or find someone who does if that is a need for 'application.' A cause for employees at times.
great answer and many points to ponder. I often wonder how often does a teacher brand a student as 'poor' if their teaching style fails to reach? How much is the motivation to learn in a learner stimulated by a teacher's abilities?
Doc, I concur. Socrates said, "teachers must reach learners where 'they are." St. Ambrose said, "If you are in Rome, live in the Roman way, if you are elsewhere, live as they do there" Are these metaphors awaiting allegory? Literary 'device' +/- ive?
I think this description is right on with the concept and term of learning. I love the challenge of the question.
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