Topic TWO Learning by Participation

Welcome to LePSAS Learning by Participation.

OBJECTIVES:

You are welcome to lesson two of the CHE Vision. Before we proceed, let’s pray to start the lesson. (Each one of you takes some time to pray before you take this lesson)

Thank you.

Our lesson is PARTICIPATORY LEARNING. The following are the objectives to learn this lesson. Therefore after working through this lesson, participants will be able to:

  • Describe learning by participation.
  • Discuss principles for teaching adults.
  • Describe how adults learn.
    List characteristics of traditional teaching versus learning by participation.

    Take note of these two acts.

    Act one;

    AERODYNAMICS

    (Imagine that I am reading this in a monotone voice, without hand motions or illustrations, standing in front of the group.)

    “Aerodynamics is a branch of dynamics concerned with studying the motion of air, particularly when it interacts with a moving object. Understanding the motion of air (often called a flow field) around an object enables the calculation of forces and moments acting on the object. Typical properties calculated for a flow field
    include velocity, pressure, density and temperature as a function of position and time. By defining a control volume around the flow field, equations for the conservation of mass, momentum, and energy can be defined and used to solve for the properties. The use of aerodynamics through mathematical analysis, empirical approximation and wind tunnel experimentation form the scientific basis for heavier-than-air flight.

    “Aerodynamic problems can be identified in a number of ways. The flow environment defines the first classification criterion. External aerodynamics is the study of flow around solid objects of various shapes. Evaluating the lift and drag on an airplane, the shock waves that form in front of the nose of a rocket or the flow of air over a hard drive head are examples of external aerodynamics. Internal aerodynamics is the study of flow through passages in solid objects. For instance, internal aerodynamics encompasses the study of the airflow through a jet engine or through an air conditioning pipe.”

    Source: Aerodynamics. Wikipedia, 2008.

    Act two.

    Pick a piece of paper, your challenge is to follow the given instruction to make a paper plan. After completion, go out (if you are in a room) and fly your paper plane. Report your estimated distance.

    Download steps here

    Or view this video and make a paper plan
    Watch and make a paper plan

    Group discussion 1

    Answer the following questions below and post the on the discussion group.

    What do you See (Hear)?

    What is Happening?

    Does this happen in Our place?


    Group discussion 2: Building air planes

    Which method worked best? A or B (post your answers)

    Why couldn’t you just listen to the article on aerodynamics?

    Group discussion 3

  • How do adults learn?
  • Compare and contrast traditional and participatory learning.

    Discuss the above questions and post your answers to the discussion group. Respond to the answers by other participants in your discussion group.

    The end,

    Thank you.

    May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the countenance of His light shine upon you

    Amen

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