“Teaching-Fixing” Approaches to Learning


Researched Based “Learning-Developing” Approaches to Learning

Offer critical observations and judgments of outcomes

Offer positive feedback

Have results as goals

Have process of learning goals

Give directions to follow

Allow students to learn through their own experiences

Students are trying to get it right

Students are asked to experiment

Students show concerns before they act

Students evaluate after they act

Suggest using drills to lean

Uses random experimentation to learn

Teacher has the answer

Individuals construct their own knowledge base

Uses expert models

Uses learning models

Uses out of context aids

Use in context environments

Uses detailed, specific information

Use just in the ball park, non-specific concepts

Uses “how to” directions

Promote imagination, self-discovery, what if? Thinking

Teachers are evaluators

Student is the evaluator

Environment is biographical in nature

Environment is auto-biographical

Uses memorization

Uses indirect preparation

Values current information

Values past experiences

Values following directions

Offers choices



Are result oriented, a get it right environment

Are an investment in a students’ learning potential

Focus on providing details

Take self image and emotions into consideration

Try to fix personal habits by focusing on dogma

Focus on the design and structure of the approach to learning

Focus on subject matter

Focus on non-academic skills that support learning potential

Provide answers

Help students create useful questions

Use teachers

Have caretakers of learning skills

Have bias

Have open minds

Use passive learning

Use active learning

Use information from perceived experts

Use interactions by students

Focus on poor outcomes

Focus on poor insights

Attempt to conquer

Use cooperation

Points out failure

All outcomes are feedback

Provides information

Develops a working knowledge from information

Teachers are in charge

Teachers are sharing

Promotes following

Promotes self-expression

Provides ornamental details

Focuses on developing useful know how, or operational intelligence

Class sessions have a beginning and a finish

Learning environments are never ending

Are geared for providing information

Develop the capacity for creating knowledge that’s personal in nature

Are judgmental

Provide acceptance

Geared for treatment

Geared for prevention

Use information

Use reasoning and deduction skills

Try to teach


Promotes Fixing

Develops enlightenment