Education in almost every society is constantly evolving in recent years. The usual teaching techniques that depend on a teaching explaining a topic and students listening and taking notes proves still effective on occasion. However, education today revolves more around encouraging students to have curiosity and a desire to learn.
This change in education has enlightened many different teaching techniques. Although many of these teaching techniques are not actually new. Technology use in the classroom has simple given education a new lease of life allowing us to approach old ideas in new ways.
Below are some popular teaching techniques that have arisen from the integration of technology in education.
This technique has to do with encouraging students to prepare for the lesson before class. When the students are prepared before the start of class, the class becomes a dynamic environment in which students elaborate on what they have already studied. Students are told to prepare a topic at home so that they come to class the next day devoted to answering any questions they have about the topic. Students are then going beyond their normal boundaries and exploring their natural curiosity.
This technique is based on real-life cases through group analysis, brainstorming, innovation, and creative ideas. “Design Thinking” is a structured method and it can be quite messy as some cases may have no possible solution.
This method does, however, prepare students for the real world. It also gives them curiosity, analytical skills, and creativity.
The main aspect of learning is curiosity. Students should not be forced to memorize large reams of text that they will either begrudgingly recall or instantly forget. The key is to instead, let students focus on exploring the area which interests them and learn it for themselves.
This technique has to do with learning through the use of games. It has already been explored especially in elementary and preschool education. By using games, students learn without even realizing it. Gamification technique is very effective at any age.
The teacher would be in charge of designing projects that are appropriate for their student, taking into account their age and knowledge, while making them attractive enough to provide extra motivation.