**APPLICATIONS OF AUSUBEL LEARNING THEORY**

Ausubel is one of the educational psychologist to look simultaneously into learning ,teaching and curriculum.

To Ausubel, the goal of learning is the mastery of subject-matter.He advocates the improvement of presentational(expository)method of teaching.

"Tell them what you are going to tell them;tell them;then tell them what you told them"is the statement that explains the application of Ausubel theory.for teachers ,this would mean the following steps:

1. Start lessons with advance organizers that include general principles or with questions that will help students learn to systematically integrate the material.

2. Alert the students to new or key concepts;and briefly describe the learning objective.

3. Present new learning contents in small steps organised logically and sequenced in ways that are easy to follow.

4. Get responses regularly, in order to engage the learners actively and ensure that each step is mastered,before moving on to the next one.

5. Finish the lesson with an interactive review of the main points,stressing general interactive concepts.

6.Follow up the lesson with question or assignments that require learners to comprehend material on their own and apply it or extend it.

Today Ausubel theory is utilized not only in lecturing but also in writing text-books.

I use this learning theory to teach mathematics. For example, I teach my students how to solve quadratic equation by using trial and error and then compared it with formula.

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