This article provides practical advice about how to distinguish between introverts and extroverts and how to facilitate groups that include both.
How to Facilitate Introverts and Extroverts in Your Group or Class
In 3250, one of our forum discussions was on learning how to learn, a component of which is learning how to be a student – how to read for comprehension, how to listen for comprehension, how to take effective notes, and other technical skills you need to acquire to be an effective and efficient student. I think it’s important to make distinction between metacognition – thinking about thinking and academic skills – thinking about learning and so I’ve divided the topic along these lines. These articles are specifically about academic skills such as learning how to motivate yourself, take notes, study, manage your time as opposed to covering topics such as understanding your motivation or recognizing the impact of your emotions on your thinking processes. For more on these topics, see Teaching Thinking category.
I read many articles on the subject of academic skills. Below are the ones I thought were most useful.
- Learning to Learn: Metacognition – Do these exercises to learn more about how you learn
- Metacognitive note taking – A useful article about how to take useful notes, notes that capture both the content of the lecture and your understanding of the material.
- Effective Note Taking Strategies – If you’ve ever wondered if you should take notes, you should know that researchers found that important information in notes had a 34% chance of being remembered, while important information not written down had only a 5% chance of being remembered. Here’s a short hand out on effective note taking.
- Top 10 Study Tips for Busy Adult Learners – Here’s some smart tips on how to be a successful student
- How to get the most of studying: A video series This is a series of 5 videos that cover how your beliefs can undermine your learning, how you learn series, principles of optimizing learning, applying learning optimization and a better response to blowing the test.
- Metacognition This is a helpful little video that introduces the concept of analyzing how you learn. Think of it as metacognition applied to studying and doing well in school.
If you’re interested in learning more about the Flipped Classroom idea, this is a good article to get you started. The Flipped Classroom model grew out of an idea two Colorado chemistry teachers had to help students who had other commitments (probably basketball games or the like), keep up with their studies. They started recording lections and demonstrations for them and posting them on YouTube. It turned out to be a great idea for all students because those that missed class could view the material that was covered. But, it also improved the performance of other students, probably because it allowed the advanced students to zoom ahead and provided review for the students who needed it. It also freed up class time for the teachers to work individually with students, because they didn’t have to spend the time giving a lecture.
The paper provides a thorough explanation of the flipped classroom model. It defines flipped learning, explains what is required – the four pillars and provides a good survey of the research done in to the flipped classroom model, from elementary to post-secondary schools.
A review of Flipped Learning