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Ken Bain's Presentation Highlights
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I. Understanding the Learner
Learners typically use existing models to understand new realities (which can make teaching new concepts a challenge). Learners use past paradigms to input new information, however, learning requires us to create new paradigms or shift existing ones.
Students are conditioned away from natural learning and curiosity (Edward Deci .motivation goes down when learner feels loss of locus of control . i.e. when people feel manipulated or controlled.)
II. What the Best College Teachers Do
The best college teachers in Bain's 15 year study all shared three common conditions:
III. Recommendations to Improve Practice
The Challenge: pose that one question to a colleague and see if they would take your course.