This program illustrates how teachers structure learning activities that foster independent learning around a central concept; identifies student-centered activities that make learning interesting, purposeful, and meaningful; models ways for teachers to guide students as they construct meaning and develop strategies for independent learning; and provides examples of how students can work together to develop real satisfaction through real learning. The program shows what teachers can do to help students develop an information base of both content and process for future learning, and how they can do it: make thoughtful decisions about curriculum, design lessons that encourage construction of meaning, stress process as well as content knowledge, create a supportive and nonjudgmental learning environment, and emphasize factors for success. (47 minutes)
This seven-part series comprises a comprehensive analysis of how people learn, investigating the areas of attention, cognitive development, memory, language development, classical and operant conditioning, approaches to learning, and perception. 7-part series, 40–74 minutes each.