National College of Ireland Student Orientation

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Information about National College of Ireland Student Orientation

Published on June 8, 2008

Author: chipbruce



Presented 5-6 September to incoming students at National College of Ireland

Becoming a Successful Learner Bertram (Chip) Bruce Library & Information Science U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign NCI Orientation 5 September, 2007

Inquiry Cycle NCI Orientation 2 5 September, 2007

College students today… o are smarter (James Flynn) o are better educated (Berliner & Biddle; Marable) o more professionally-oriented, older, more female, more non-white, more non-English speaking o get too little sleep (Mary Carskadon) o use the Internet instead of print sources, but trust print more (Leigh Healy) o focus on testing and grades too much NCI Orientation 3 5 September, 2007

Stephen's questions o Why do cars speed up passing a stop sign? o Why do things far away seem blue? o Why do my eyes water when I stare? o How does your body make tears? o Is the salt in tears the same as the salt on food? o What’s that pipe from the silo to the barn? NCI Orientation 4 5 September, 2007

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Exercise: How do you learn? Part 1. What shape is the earth? Draw a picture of yourself standing on the earth, as you would have drawn it when you were five years old. NCI Orientation 7 5 September, 2007

Part 2. How did you learn that? Write three or four phrases describing what led you to that picture of the earth. NCI Orientation 8 5 September, 2007

Research on learning Child: I can see it. The world is flat. NCI Orientation 9 5 September, 2007

Adult: No, the world is round. Child: It’s round? Oh, a pancake! NCI Orientation 10 5 September, 2007

Adult: No, no... a ball! Look at this photo of earth from outer space. Child: Oh! Two earths! The round one in space and the flat one we live on. NCI Orientation 11 5 September, 2007

Learning means to o Ask; find problems o Investigate; combine information from visual, auditory, kinesthetic, verbal sources o Create; active construction of meaning o Discuss; collaborate with others of different backgrounds; think critically o Reflect; build on experience; learn how to learn NCI Orientation 12 5 September, 2007

...Difficult o Piaget: disequilibrium o Vygotsky: zone of proximal development o Dewey: felt difficulty NCI Orientation 13 5 September, 2007

Inquiry and life We always live at the time we live and not at some other time, and only by extracting at each present time the full meaning of each present experience are we prepared for doing the same in the future. This is the only preparation which in the long run amounts to anything. --John Dewey, Experience & Education NCI Orientation 14 5 September, 2007

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