Teaching Around the 4MAT� Cycle Designing Instruction for Diverse Learners with Diverse Learning Styles

ISBN-10: 1412925304

ISBN-13: 9781412925303

Edition: 2006

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The unique 4MAT cycle is a brain-based teaching method that emphasises diverse learning styles, honours learner individuality, teaches concepts as well as facts, and improves student thinking and performance on traditional as well as high-stakes assessments.
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Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 11/28/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 120
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Bernice McCarthy is the creator of thenbsp;4MAT� method of instruction and the founder of About Learning,nbsp;a training, publishing, and consulting firm that specializes in instructional design and development.nbsp;Dr. McCarthy's 4MAT approach identifies the diversity of learners and connects them, no matter their level, to any type of material, emphasizing real-world applications as an essential component of in-depth understanding.nbsp;This concept-based approach to curriculum and instructional planning promotes high-quality teaching andnbsp;learning.nbsp;Most educators consider Bernice McCarthy'snbsp;work to be a key contribution to the development of the learning styles movement and the differentiated classroom.nbsp;She has presented numerous workshops and keynote sessions on effective learning at hundreds of renowned organizations worldwide, including the U.S. Pentagon, Chicago Public Schools system, Cornell University, the Education Department of the Government of Venezuela, and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;

As a TPM expert, Dennis has pioneered the integration of TPM with Lean and Six Sigma improvement processes as a lever for cross functional collaboration and high performance teamwork. Described by one senior international manager as a true 'Sensei of Change', he has supported many well-respected and award winning companies including 3M, Ford, General Motors, GE, IKEA, Heineken and Johnson Matthey across Europe, India, USA, China and Japan.

About the Authors
Learning Styles
A Cycle of Learning
How Perceiving Defines Us as Learners
How Processing Defines Us as Learners
The Processing Dimension and John Dewey
Perceiving and Processing Style
How Does This Work?
What If?
Putting It All Together
A Cycle of Learning
First We Experience
Then We Reflect
Then We Conceptualize
Then We Act
Finally We Integrate
The Cycle Begins and Ends with the Individual
Any Successfully Completed Cycle Will Flow to Reflection on Itself
The Cycle Is a Consummate Design for Curriculum
The Cycle Encompasses Important Assessment Benchmarks
The Cycle is a Showplace for Different Styles at Different Places
Think About Yourself
Other Ways to Look at the Quadrants
Teaching Around the Cycle
Answering the "Why?" Question
Answering the "What?" Question
Answering the "How?" Question
Answering the "If?" Question
Plot Your Quadrant Teaching Score
The Brain-Mind Learning System
Left- and Right-Mode Processing
The Brain Research
Left and Right: The Two Hemisphere Continuum
Student Learning Strategy Preferences
Teaching Strategies That Favor the Right Mode
A Bushel Basket of Right Mode Activities
Graphic Organizers
Overlaying Right- and Left-Mode to Complete the 4MAT Cycle
All Real Learning Leaves Us Changed
Teaching From Concepts
Working With Concepts
Different Teachers, Different Concepts
Concepts and Standards
4MAT in Action
The 4MAT Design Overlay (Lesson Planning)
The Information Delivery
The Skills Practice
The Intended Outcomes
The Connection
Sharing the Connection
The Learning Used
Critiquing the Work
The Image That Connects
Adding the Assessments
Your 4MAT Plan: A Final Look
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