Welcome to the Wonderful World of 4-H: Learning & Teaching Karen Poulin and Tammie Howard WSU Clark County Extension 4-H Youth Development Program Shooting Sports Leader Training May 22-23, 2010. Warm & Accepting Environment Learner-Determined Goals Accommodation to Different Abilities
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Welcome to the Wonderful World of 4-H:Learning & TeachingKaren Poulin and Tammie HowardWSU Clark County Extension4-H Youth Development ProgramShooting Sports Leader TrainingMay 22-23, 2010
How are the 4 Essential ElementsMastery Independence Belonging GenerosityPromoted in 4-H?
Cooperative learning occurs because of fun, interactive nature of activities
Competitive learning happens when work is compared to established standardsHOW DOES 4-H PROMOTE LEARNING?
Youth talk about themes, problems, issues raised by experience & how addressed
Have learners i.d. common patterns; things they’ve noticed or experienced before
Ask: “What have you learned?” “How was today’s activity similar to or different than what you’ve done before?”STEP 3: PROCESS
Learner i.d. lessons learned in experience that they can relate & connect to other situations in “real” world
Adults guide youth to connect ideas & principles raised in activity to those previously learned & experienced
“Has this idea/principle come up in other situations? When & How?”STEP 4: GENERALIZE
“What did you learn today that you can use at home, school, or your 4-H project?”
“What difference do you think it will make if you use what you learned?”
Have learners record what they learned & how they plan to use it (record books!) to solidify learningSTEP 5: APPLY
Auditory: discussions, lectures, listening to others (good at listening, speaking, explaining, remembering, storytelling)
Kinesthetic: moving, doing, touching (good at dancing, sports, crafts, acting, building)RECOGNIZING LEARNING STYLES & MATCHING THEM TO TEACHING STRATEGIES
Encourages independence & helps adults to guide youth in setting individual goals
Provides no info to youth about peers
Requires time for individual attention & development of objective criteriaLEARNING STRATEGIES: INDIVIDUALISTIC LEARNING
Promotes positive interdependence, communication & social skills, individual accountability
Requires greater commitment of time to promote learningLEARNING STRATEGIES: COOPERATIVE LEARNING
Use the Do-Reflect-Apply throughout the shooting session
Ask yourself: “What can I do & or say right now to help these youth develop strong senses of mastery, independence, belonging & generosity?What Does All This Mean for Me as a Volunteer?
Example of a learning or teaching situation you experienced when do-reflect-apply could have been used for a better outcome.
Observation of how learning activities in your experience have correlated to the ‘Cone of Learning’ retention rates.Bring to Class . . .
Thoughts on life skills that can be learned through shooting sports.
Ideas of how Essential Elements can be incorporated in shooting sports club activities.
What Life Skills can be learned through shooting sports activities in 4-H?Bring to Class . . . (continued)