Learning and Pedagogy – How children learn?

In this post, we have discussed in detail on how children learn, to help you prepare easily for CTET and TET exams.

The most important part to focus on child pedagogy is how children learn. Having a detailed understanding of how a child learns and develops mentally will help you boost your score in CTET and TET exams.

In this post, we have discussed, in detail about how a child learns. Read on and make sure that you don’t lose your scores on this topic.

How Children Learn?

The curriculum and instructions are changing in schools today. They are attempting to become more student-centred than teacher-centred, to connect school to the real-life situations, and to focus on understanding and thinking rather than on memorization, drill and practice. The teachers have to adapt to these changing circumstances.

Here we will be learning about a few factors that primarily determine how children learn and the role of a teacher in promoting effective learning. These include:

  • Active involvement
  • Social participation
  • Meaningful activities
  • Relating new information to prior knowledge
  • Being strategic
  • Engaging in self-regulation and being reflective
  • Restructuring prior knowledge
  • Aiming towards understanding than memorizing
  • Helping student to learn to transfer
  • Taking time to practice
  • Developmental and Individual differences
  • Creating motivated learners

To learn about these factors in detail, download the free-detailed E-book on how children learn and write your answers of the following given questions in the comment sections below.


Questions on How Children Learn –  

  1. How children learn? Which one of the following is not true with respect to this statement?

(a) Children learn in class only.

(b) Children learn when they are cognitively ready.

(c) Children learn in a number of ways.

(d) Children learn as they are naturally motivated.

  1. A student highlights the main points in a chapter, draws a visual representation and poses questions that arise in her mind at the end of the chapter.

(a) She is trying to regulate her own thinking by the organization of ideas.

(b) trying to use the strategy of maintenance rehearsal.

(c) ensuring observational learning.

(d) trying to use the method of Loci.

  1. Learners cannot learn unless

(a) they are taught according to the needs of social aims of education.

(b) they know that the material being taught will be tested in the near future.

(c) they are prepared to learn.

(d) they are asked about their learning in schools by their parents at home on a daily basis.

  1. Which of the following factors supports learning in a classroom?

(a) Increasing the number of tests to motivate children to learn.

(b) Supporting the autonomy of children by the teachers.

(c) Sticking to one particular method of instruction to maintain uniformity.

(d) Increasing the time interval of periods from 40 minutes to 50 minutes.

  1. Which of the following is appropriate for the environment conducive to thinking and learning in children?

(a) Passive listening for long periods of time.

(b) Home assignments are given frequently.

(c) Individual tasks done by the learners.

(d) Allowing students to take some decisions about what to learn and how to learn.

Good Luck!

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