After reading you're able to perform basic tasks such as defining, listing, describing, and explaining. However, after doing something you can analyze, design, create, and evaluate.This might be one reason why role plays are so popular in TEFL classes.
It's really interesting to see how people learn differently and what people are able to do after learning something. Bloom's Taxonomy and the Learning Pyramid also have to do with this.
Education Canada has info about how we can use Dale's Cone in second language classes. Not everyone agrees with this. Brain Friendly Trainer wrote about how Dale's Cone has been debunked. The best thing to do is do the research yourself and try different activities with your students.
- Dale's Cone of Experience: best ways to learn
- Dunn and Dunn: environmental, emotional, social, physiological, psychological
- Gardner: multiple intelligences theory
- Gregorc: abstract, concrete, random, sequential
- Honey and Mumford: activist, reflector, theorist, pragmatist
- How boys and girls learn differently: different ways of thinking between genders
- Learning Pyramid: how teaching methods affect how much you learn
- Kolb: converger, accomodator, assimilator, diverger
- Meyers-Briggs: sensation, intuition, feeling, thinking
- VAK: visual, audio, kinesthetic
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