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Dynamic Instructional Design is more beneficial to education as it emphasizes flexibility and responsiveness to learner needs, ensuring that instruction can adapt in real-time to promote deeper understanding. By incorporating interactive and engaging elements, such as simulations and collaborative activities (group work), it fosters active participation and enhances retention of information for students. This approach also supports students who differentiate in instruction, catering to diverse learning styles and abilities, thereby maximizing the effectiveness of teaching interventions. Overall, I learned that Dynamic Instructional Design empowers instructors to create dynamic learning environments that are adaptive, engaging, and ultimately more conducive to student… >>>

What really resonated with me...It is important for teachers not to make assumptions about their students in relation to their experience, background, preexisting knowledge, or skill level. I have learned it is important to treat everyone as they are learning a particular skill for the first time, it helps to correct bad habits and provides opportunities for students to demonstrate what they know and the skills they have learned. I agree that application of skills and in-context learning are so important to ensure comprehension has been established. It also helps to provide close to real-life situations as much as possible… >>>

As an instructor of service skills training, we need to go 1 step further than learn-practice-apply, help students to critically think about why they are doing this...this way? and/or what could happen if a change in the process is made? We will develop more confident students if they can figure out alternates to achieving their outcome or goal.
Applied thinking provides students with an opportunity to think about new possibilities and modified skills that might be required in specific contexts of use. I'll be implementing some online learning which can foster an environment for making mistakes and learning from it instead of doing damage that cannot be undone.
Reasoning skills are important for students to acquire to improve on decision making, think through problems and propose their own solutions to understand how options can be used in different settings. I find that my high school students are unable to recognize when something is missing or inadequate in a process. It is important for teachers to provide students with opportunities to acquire these skills by not giving them the answers and to let students discover the why and how on their own.
Technology should only be a tool and its use needs to be scaffolded
By giving the students multiple methods of assessment, and also including them in the assessment process, they will better understand the material and where they, or a fellow student, went wrong and will be able to more easily make corrections.
The importance of immediate feedback is something that I find interesting. I hope to implement it to help my students better understand where they went wrong in reasoning and help them to correct their thinking before it becomes ingrained.
I have learned that the type of question asked can directly impact the type of answer from the student and how this can be implemented into my teaching and developing deeper discussions and understanding for my students.
I plan on creating more intellectual interaction within my courses to not only increase the engagement and retention of information for my students, but also to encourage a more complete understanding of the material and the ability to contribute to the class.

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