1996 saw the emergence of a community interested
in applying patterns to learning, particularly learning
Some of the people involved are:
Here are the patterns we have collected:
To my mind these are the opposite. I am of the PiecemealLearning?
school of education. I want to give my learners tools for learning.
camp is more concerned with "optimizing" what the teacher does. Does the lecture come before the lab? Do you have a second lecture after the lab?
I don't think this focus on the teacher really matters. Different people learn differently. They should have different tools and strategies. The teacher should be there as a learning consultant to notice when a learner doesn't have a tool they need or isn't using a tool they already have.
End of soapbox. --KentBeck
Actually putting the emphasis on the student is the whole point of most of the PedagogicalPattern
s developed by this group of people. The intent here is to help the novice instructor (and others) develop ways to reach diverse sets of students effectively. --JoeBergin
You are right, there is teaching and teaching: one is
teaching to the student
(as described in PatternsForTeaching
), and one is
learning with the student
(as, according to what I have heard, practiced by you). The latter of course is preferable, but sometimes not possible, for example when you have to lecture to a large audience or when teaching through a book. --FalkBruegmann
I'm a pattern newbie, but it strikes me that the first thing to do is to try to define a WhyWritePatternsPattern
I'm a pattern newbie also, but a bit stuck as to where to start! - ChelseyG
See also HindrancesToLearning