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Learning hasn't always been this way

Learning hasn't always been this way

Learning hasn't always been this way

When we think about the current teaching format, that involves one person speaking and everyone else watching passively, we remember that we did not feel much encouraged at the time we were studying. The same is often the case when regarding company training.  

Many think that learning has always been this way, but it is not true

In the period of ancient Greece, Socrates (469-399 BC) created the so-called Socratic methodcreated the so-called Socratic method, a technique of philosophical investigation that used questions to lead the student to reflection and discovery. In it, the teacher asked questions leading the student to reflections and possible contradictions. In this way, he induced people to learn with their own through and reasoning. 

Learning hasn't always been this way

Later, in the Middle Ages, the education process was the responsibility of the church. At its height, at the time of São Tomás de Aquino (1225-1279 AD), the student had an essential role in the process. Often debates between students and teachers were held in public. However, few had this privileged, as a small portion of the population could study.

santo segurando a biblía assustado
Imagem do Instituto Jackson de Figueiredo.

While on the one hand in the industrial revolution, education became available to poor children for the first time, making education accessible to a wider range of the population, on the other hand, the new teaching was created with the objective of training workers for factories. Thus, a larger number of students passively watched a teacher presenting the content. Thus, a larger number of students who passively watched a teacher presenting the content were grouped.

From this point on we know that little has changed. With technology, courses began to be remote and distance learning emerged. However, the format remained expository and with little student interaction. That is why many people do not feel encouraged to go to school or attend training at the company where they work.

But how can we have a stimulating learning environment again?

Would it be the return of the Socratic method, or the clashes with student and teacher discussing in public? No! One of the great trends in teaching today is gamification, that is, using elements of games to transform the learning process into a more engaging journey. However, the use of gamification in education is nothing new. Few cite Dmitri Mendeleev (1834-1907) as one of the first educators to use gamification for teaching.Few mention Dmitri Mendeleev (1834-1907) as one of the first educators to use gamification for teaching. The 19th century Russian scientist is known to have created the Periodic Table of the Elements. An avid card player, Mendeleev used them to categorize information for easy understanding, later enabling other scientists to discover new elements, filling in the gaps in his work. 

mendeleev filósofo foto preto e branco

If in the 19th century we had the construction of the current teaching model, during this period we also had the start of what became the greatest teaching trend of the 21st century. Through the application of gamification in education we are seeing incredible changes in students learning curve. Play2sell uses gamification to empower sales teams in a fun and engaging way.

Play2sell uses gamification to empower sales teams in a fun and engaging way. To learn more, visit www.play2sell.com

Sources

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Wikipedia;

Brasil Escola.

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