Monday, 25 November 2013

Making connections

I feel I like writing my reflections in our blog. This makes me think more about them.

To write this post has taken me more time than other posts because I am using the method that we learnt in the previous “procesos del aprendizaje” lesson. I was used to take a paper and a pen, and then, just write.
It is better to do a scheme firstly.

This is my first time, so I need to practise more.

I decided to write a post while I was reading the cognitive development text. There is an activity very simple apparently: Kids have to classify different foods.
When I read this, I remembered our first class. We put in order our pictures about development.
How many differences are there between children and us? I consider these activities are very similar. I don´t know if I am right.
The most important part of these activities is the process that students use to get their classification and the reasons they give.
It is necessary to organize the information in order to get a new category. Every category is acceptable because the aim is learning how to organize.
This activity gave to us the required experience to develop in the future our capacity of organisation.
For example, when we made the summary of the classes, we made connections between all the classes. And we organized each one in three parts: What? How? Why?
I really don´t know if the connections I am making are in the correct way…
I will read more texts in relation with this topics.
Laura Sanz.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Laura

    Next Thursday you will see an application of all these ideas about cognitive development in an educational classroom. I think it will help to understand better the content and also our process of doing things. But it is still soon for us. We are now in a moment we things are going to speed up. Once you begin to be ready to learn we will be finishing, that is what use to happen. Anyway let's enjoy these weeks to come. There is still a lot to review. And tomorrow will be also an example for this.

    You are in a good direction in term of your learning process. Keep it like that. And as you understand I trying to promote active inferences in all you. There are three different inferences: deductive, inductive and abductive.
    Deductive inferences are typical in logical statements, you have a rule and then something follows from that: all my students are smart, you are a student of mine so you are smart.

    Inductive inferences are useful in order to build a rule, an assumption we can use to generalize. So you are smart and your classmates are also smart, so I inductively infer that all you are smart.

    Abductive inferences are my favourites ones. And they are not so known. All my students are smart, you are smart, so you are then student of mine.

    Can you notice the difference in this last example? Think about it....

    In abductive reasoning there is a leap in the thought. Abductive reasoning implies hypothesis, implies going beyond the first statement. It is not so closed as the deduction and the induction. According to some authors abductive inferences are more creative.

    Tomorrow you will be able to practice some... I guess ;)

    Thanks for your thoughts