Effective Teaching and Learning

Pre-course task

What do you believe are the characteristics of effective teaching and learning?

A reflection on learning.

Through my teaching and learning experiences, I have attempted and witnessed a number of successful leaning styles. For example visual learning, kinaesthetic learning, auditory learning or combinations of those have been used by my students, peers and me. I cannot promote one as being more beneficial than another as individuals will find success using different styles. Personally, I see myself as a kinaesthetic learner. This tactile style of learning perhaps comes from my interest and participation in sport or from the pleasure that one gains from completing a task. Having said this, although I enjoy learning through physically completing tasks, I have found myself using a combination of learning strategies. During exam preparations for example, precise note taking and pictures work well for me. Relying on one method learning, for example lecture based learning usually becomes boring, tiresome and eventually concentrations level fall. In-addition the task at hand would be characterised as being difficult.

The value of physical education in a young person’s education.

In my view the most important value of physical education on students is to promote a healthy lifestyle. If the teacher can entice individuals to increase participation in sport from an early age, and deliver key elements of theory, competition, fun, health and leadership, then I believe that teacher has made a positive impact to a young person’s education. In-addition, if the teacher can influence the young person to participate in sport or the health industry when leaving school, then I believe that teacher has exposed all the values of PE to the student. From my experiences, PE is valued highly by most students because it is one of the few subjects that allow individuals to be challenged physically and mentally. However, what appears to be the most exhilarating...