The role of the teacher in the classroom has changed from being the "sage on the stage" to being the "guide on the side." What does this shift mean in regard to the role of the teacher and the role of the learner? What role does cognitive learning theory play in the classroom experiences of teachers and learners?
How does the information processing concept of "executive control" influence the ways in which a teacher or trainer would interact with learners?
To answer the first question the shift means that the role of the teacher and the role of the learner have almost completely switched. The students are seen as the leaders of the classroom and the teacher is more or less there to guide the students into active discovery. The advantages to this would be that the students come to many of the classroom discoveries on their own rather than the teacher just "spoon" feeding the students. This seems to be the new trend in education. A great example of this is the ...
How does memory affect the learner.