Understanding How We Learn

Wednesday, July 16, 2014: 8:30 AM
Room: Booth 55
Oral Presentation
Mariam SEEDAT KHAN , Sociology, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
Students in South Africa face a series of challenges when making attempts to process information from the teacher and write tests in the classroom. One of the key challenges that has been identified for students is the mismatch between learning style  and testing methods. Large numbers of learners of all races and socio economic backgrounds find themselves receiving poor results on exams. This paper seeks to adress the reasons why students perform poorly, and how this poor performance can be corrected through a clinical approach. As such I have developed a programme that is currently being trialed in South Africa. This programme seeks to  understand; the learners style; the attention span; the memory bank as well as the way in which learners process information. Individual programmes are then designed and the results have been very sucessful. This paper will present the detailed findings of 10 students that have completed this programme.