This chart outlines different ways of thinking about learning.
|1.||Knowledge||Transferred from faculty to students||Jointly constructed by students and faculty|
|2.||Student purpose||Passive vessel to be filled by faculty's knowledge||Active constructor, discoverer, transformer of his or her own knowledge|
|3.||Faculty purpose||To classify and sort students||To develop students' competencies and talents|
|4.||Relationships||Impersonal interactions among students and between faculty and students||Personal transactions among students and between faculty and students|
|5.||Context||Competitive, individualistic||Cooperative learning in classroom and cooperative teams among faculty|
|6.||Assumption||Any expert can teach||Content expertise and teaching skill are both required|
|7.||Assumption||All students can learn if they try hard enough||All students can learn if they understand their own learning styles and practice productive behaviors|
How could these ideas inform the teaching and learning experiences you design? What obstacles stand in the way of incorporating these ideas? How might you overcome those obstacles?