According to Karl Kapp, “The issue many forget is that “learning” is not one thing…it is a multi-layered word that tends to get treated as if it were just one thing…and it’s not. It is multi-facetted and that is why developing new models for “learning” is so difficult.” With that being said, I believe that all of the “_isms” that Bill Kerr addresses in his blog need to be implemented into instruction in order to address the diverse learning styles that are entering into classrooms. By incorporating the different learning theories maybe we can start closing the gap and reaching the lower achievers. Kapp also states that “we need to take the best from each philosophy and use it wisely to create solid educational experiences for our learners.” Todays' learners are of the digital age so we as educators must create an environment with innovations that are going to actively engage all learners. When students are “having fun” they are excited about learning which create memorable learning experiences.
Kapp, K. (2007, January 2). Out and about: Discussion on educational schools of thought (Web log post). Retrieves from http://www.kaplaneduneering.com/kappnotes/index.php/2007/01/out-and-about-discussion-on-educational/
Kerr, B. (2007, January 1). _isms as filter, not blinker (Web log post). Retrieved from http://billkerr2.blogspot.com/2007/01/isms-as-filter-not-blinker.html