Our children are very intelligent in launching the mobile apps of Android, iOS and Windows platforms. They like to spend most of their time on the surfing of social media. Students are able to know the sophisticated functions and operations of smartphone by applying the working dimensions of brain learnography. They tend to learn better when some type of physical activity is involved. Our students should be tactile learners and they will learn by touching and doing their tasks.
- Students are intelligent in launching the advance functions of smartphone.
- Motor knowledge of the brain is related to physical movement and it is applied in learning by doing.
- Students get the opportunity to practice and develop experience and attitudes such as resilience, tenacity, curiosity and self-direction in learning by doing.
Learning by doing enables students to develop their problem solving skills. They can then clarify the learning and apply it in their future lives. Brainpage theory of knowledge transfer can inspire small teachers (students) and classroom moderators (teachers) to explore and develop the ethics of experiential learning. Paradigm of school system is the perfect system of knowledge transfer in classroom accompanied with the physical activities of learning by doing.
Smartphone has become more advanced to launch different functions in our daily life. Someone may feel problems in executing the menu of device settings or to take photographs from advanced AI cameras. Mobile app has been developed to launch a particular work in smartphone. But I observed more sophisticated functions in the feature mobile such as recharge card filling or subscribing voice package, as proper apps are not developed and telecom services are subscribed through dialing methods.
I was aware of the hardships that the text of feature mobile was not easily readable. So, I always helped her to fill the pin number of recharge cards for the maintenance of balance amount. Sometimes she told me to subscribe voice packs for her feature mobile. It’s true that she dislikes smartphones because it is difficult to carry while working or traveling outside the town. Many years passed away but she never learnt how to handle mobile balance and subscription of the services. Every time she told someone to launch these functions for her feature mobile.
DIYA : Motor knowledge of the learning by doing is the miracle of knowledge transfer and skill development.
She always feard that recharge balance amount would go to other phone number by mistake. Once I told her to do this dialing work herself because filling some details on feature mobile was not hard. Many times I explained everything about the dialing and subscriptions but she never learnt these recharge functions and contacts saving. Finally I stopped helping and told her to fill details by dialing on the feature mobile. I assured her that I would watch her dialing and typing. She tried mobile learning many times a day under my moderation and after a week she became able to launch successfully almost every single function of her feature mobile phone.
Hence, learning by doing is a remarkable theory of knowledge transfer. It is obvious in this theory that learning should be relevant, physical and practical, not just passive and theoretical in listening to the instructions or teaching performance. The concept of learning by doing should be implemented in school system to establish the practices of progressive knowledge transfer.
Experience is the greatest achievement when knowledge transfer occurs in learning by doing. Integrating experiential learning into content courses builds skills, confidence and expectations for students to participate in successful internships and work experience. Experiential learning gives students the opportunity to practice and develop attitudes such as resilience, tenacity, curiosity and self-direction.
Learning by doing is a concept in economic theory by which productivity is achieved through practice, self-perfection and minor innovations. An example is a factory that increases output by learning how to use equipment better without adding workers or investing significant amounts of capital. Learning by doing plays a vital role in the evolution of countries to acquire greater specialisation in production. In both these cases, learning by doing and increasing returns in production provide an efficient economic engine for long run growth and sustainability.
I believe that the school must represent present life – life as real and vital to the child as that which he carries on in the home, in the neighborhood or on the playground.
— John Dewey ( My Pedagogic Creed)
Active learning encourages students to recall, understand and apply new information. At the end of a lesson, employ an active learning strategy to assess student learning and to promote deeper learning. The following examples of technology-based active learning strategies can be incorporated in most face-to-face, blended and online classes.
Learning by doing means learning from experiences resulting directly from one’s own actions, as contrasted with learning from watching others perform, reading others’ instructions or descriptions, or listening to others’ instructions or lectures. Of course, watching, reading, and listening are actions, but they are not the kinds of doing referred to as learning by doing because they yield direct experience with demonstrations or descriptions of actions rather than with actions the learner actually performs.
The teachers were to present real life problems to the children and then guide the students to solve the problem by providing them with a hands-on activity to learn the solution …
Cooking and sewing was to be taught at school and be a routine. Reading, writing, and math was to be taught in the daily course of these routines. Building, cooking, and sewing had these schooling components in it and these activities also represented everyday life for the students.
— Peggy Hickman
To make brainpage for knowledge transfer is the daily routine of our students. They may be true hands-on learners who prefer to touch, move, build or draw what they are given to learn in classroom system. This is the brainpage theory of school learnography that can be used to transfer knowledge in classroom learning process. Human brain understands and remembers things, facts and events through space exploration and physical movement in working and learning.
Pictures : Featured image showing Madam of The Golden Star who laid the foundation of system learnography, other images showing about the mobile phones and natural sceneries
- Android, iOS and Windows platforms of high performing smartphones
- Economic theory based on the concept of learning by doing
- Significant roles of true hands-on learners in knowledge transfer
Shiva Narayan Jha
Golden Star Secondary School