WFE — How do we learn?
Disclaimer: These will be some short essays and reflections about education as part of the assignmets for the course “What future for Education?” on Coursera.
I think inner motivation and curiosity help a lot in any learning experience. I usually have both, so that helps. I think the best educational experiences include feedback from the students to the teacher, so any questions, doubts and further information can be solved. This point is valid also for online education settings.
The few times that feedback didn’t occur or the teacher or instructor weren’t willing to get feedback from students, most people had trouble learning. This happened to me a couple of times in high school.
For me to learn effectively I need motivation, structure and calmness.