How to Facilitate Learning
Helping Students Succeed
Teachers need to facilitate learning by making the educational process easier for students. This does not mean watering down curriculum or lowering standards. Rather, facilitating learning involves teaching students to think critically and understand how the learning process works. Students need to learn how to go beyond the basic facts: who, what, where and when, and be able to question the world around them.
Various methods can help you move away from standard lesson delivery and toward facilitating a true learning experience by:
- varying instructional methods to try and meet different learning styles.
- providing students with choices to build a greater interest in the topics being taught.
- discussing real-world connections to make learning more meaningful.
- making thematic connections so that students see that information is not learned in isolation.
Using various instructional methods helps immerse students in the learning process by tapping into their interests and abilities. Each of the different methods of facilitating learning has its merits.
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