February 11, 2005

Reflection on class 4

I found the discussion on cultural differences very interesting, and actually thought it might relate very closely to the process of thinking about and developing learning activities. When developing learning activities, whether they're listening to lectures, group activities, tests or assignments, I think one thing to think about is the cultural and general backgrounds of the participants. For example, will people from some cultures feel less comfortable engaging in hands-on group activities? And if so, how do you deal with this without losing some of the valuable variety in the activities. Perhaps addressing peoples' feelings or uncertainties about engaging in various learning activities needs to be built into the instructional design.

Posted by royxx017 at February 11, 2005 7:45 AM