As a person interested in pursuing college, have you often wondered about what type of teaching styles are used to aide in helping students learn material? Enrolling in college is definitely an investment so it is imperative that you take time to research an institution to see if it is a good fit for you! At Brookstone College we pride ourselves on building a rapport with students and offering best-suited teaching styles to help our students learn. As adults we learn a little differently because of the vast responsibilities that are incorporated in our “everyday” lives. Creativity plays a vital role in learning, so there are a few techniques we use to keep the learning process stimulating.
As stated by Patricia Scales, Academic Coordinator, our instructors utilize various teaching methods, such as hands-on activities, lectures, role playing, mock learning, field trips, guest speakers, simulations, and scenarios. For example as part of our Customer Service course, one of the assignments is taking a field trip to a local shopping center. The students divide into small groups; each group is dressed a particular way and they pretend to be a mystery shopper. They evaluate their experiences as a “customer” based on how they were treated by retail personnel. After the assignment is completed, the students report back to class and discuss their evaluations and how it compares to material they learned in the class. In addition to various techniques, we have a structured 4-hour seminar that gives students tips on how to study. Some of the tips include, utilizing flash cards, how to take great notes, recording lectures, participating in study groups, knowing information with special formatting or information highly emphasized by the instructor, and participating in tutoring. The seminar also prepares students on exam taking, such as preparing mock tests, thoroughly knowing study guides that may be given by instructors, utilizing study groups, and establishing great attendance.
Incorporating non-traditional classroom techniques is what keeps our students engaged in learning. We strive to give them an experience that is directly related to their career industry. Also, some of the academic programs we offer require students to complete an Internship before graduation, which continues to build their knowledge and practical experience. If you would like to learn more about what we do and what we offer, please feel free to contact our Admissions Office at (336) 668-2627 or 1 (800) 992-5515 or chat live at www.brookstone.edu during business hours.
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