After reading different perspectives on learning and sequencing I have a better idea of several different techniques to use in my classroom in the future. I believe that by taking some of the ideas presented in each of the articles I can help my students succeed. I like the idea of sequencing that Duke introduces in his article. His idea for sequencing involves finding a goal for your student, and then coming up with a sequence of tasks for the student to reach it. I like this idea because then the student can feel successful by completing a series small tasks in order to reach a bigger goal. This also allows the student to go back each day and complete small tasks over until they have completely mastered all of them. I also like the idea of Rhizomes introduced by Brent Wilson. Put simply, he describes this as a bunch of different connections between subjects you may be learning. The important concept about Rhizomes is that if one connection is lost, it doesn't affect any of the other connections. This is similar to the concept introduced by Duke, whoever in Brent's case the connections are less sequenced so they can occur more naturally. I believe these are both strategies you can use in a classroom based on how structured you want to make a student's learning. I think Brent's rhizome allows the student more freedom to choose, and discover learning and concepts on their own. Another concept that was introduced, and that we've been focusing on a lot in class is known as Informal learning. This involves the student studying what they are interested in, and guiding their own learning. This strategy requires less involvement from the teacher. The student more or less gets to determine what they study based on their own interests. I think this could be something affective I use in my classroom, so my students can study and learn music they are interested in. Overall, I think as an instructor I can combine some of these ideas, and incorporate them into my own classroom. This way I can give my students a more comprehensive experience, and allow them to study more topics that they're interested in.
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