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What is pedagogy?

August 18, 2022

What is pedagogy

A Peek into Cnnect’s Pedagogical Approach

Welcome to the world of pedagogy with Cnnect. When exploring effective teaching solutions, it’s essential to understand what this method entails. It’s not just about teaching; it’s about how we learn. In other words, pedagogy focuses on active participation and contextual understanding.

Our Pedagogical Approach

We avoid passive learning. All of the content that Cnnect uses for learning requires active participation from the learner. Users are presented with the course material for a particular topic and immediately engage with a corresponding neurological process other than language to reinforce the learned information. This includes multiple choice questions and other rich media tools like imagery and video. This variety of neurological stimulation improves memory retention and understanding.

For example, if the course content were based on the taxonomic identification of big cats, we would present the learner with the following information:

Lions, tigers and leopards all belong to the genus Panthera.

Cheetahs, however, do not fall into this genus because they cannot retract their claws.

They fall into their own genus named Acinonyx.

At this point, we would show 4 images of cats – a Lion, Tiger, Leopard and Cheetah.

We would then ask the user to tap (a physical interaction independent from simply reading) on all the animals belonging to the genus ‘Panthera’. When tapping the image of the lion, tiger and leopard, but not the cheetah, a congratulatory message is displayed to the user. This is usually a pop-up that includes a positive icon and text, such as, ‘Well done – that is correct!’. Positive reinforcement is extremely effective.

This interaction is then immediately followed up by another type of engagement, for instance, a multiple-choice question:

Question: Why are cheetahs not part of the genus Panthera?

  1. They are not ambush hunters
  2. Their spine is different
  3. They cannot retract their claws

Once again, a rewarding message is displayed when the user gets the question correct. If they get it wrong, the correct answer is displayed, and the question is presented to them again in a different manner. The frequency of these interactions varies depending on the complexity of the subject presented, but in general, we do not allow more than four minutes to pass before we encourage an engagement from the user.

As you can see, our pedagogical approach at Cnnect is deeply rooted in the ethos of problem-solving. We actively engage learners, offering practical solutions and fostering genuine understanding. If you’re interested in delving deeper into our innovative methods, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Let’s embark on a journey of meaningful learning together.

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