F.E.C. Theory: understanding how adult learners learn. Michele Pinnock Cluster 30 ITDE. Introduction. This proposed theory seeks to explain how mature entry student-teachers learn.
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This proposed theory seeks to explain how mature entry student-teachers learn.
This theory seeks to conceptualize learning and to describe the environment in which it is to occur, in a bid to guarantee meaningful learning.
The learner will FOCUS after being stimulated by the environment, causing neurones in the brain to be stimulated.
This will cause the brain to EXAMINE the just arrived knowledge in order to interpret and identify congruence and dissonance with their existing network.
The learner will then CONNECT this new information with existing information or make adjustments to existing information.
To guarantee learning, create learning communities that enhance learners’ metacognition skills by engaging them in meaningful learning.
Directed Perception’ by Minturn & Bruner
Students were given sequences of either letter or numbers to look at. When given ambiguous set participants interpreted the number according to their expectations of their ‘set’
The learning environment must mirror the real world in order for learners to be able to recognize the significance and relevance of this new knowledge to be learnt.
Metacognition is one’s awareness of thinking and the self-regulatory that accompanies this awareness. Here learners will
Support in the form of experts whether they be instructors and or peers. These persons will demonstrate through mentoring, modeling and or coaching the skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to succeed. Thus they help to create a learning community.
FEC Theory of Learning
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