Convergent production. What does it mean? How does it affect the way we learn?
Convergent production is better known as “school learning.” It is the production of a correct answer, produced as taught. In other words, a student is given a problem to solve and must converge upon the correct answer.
With this definition, it is easy to see why convergent production is critical to the learning process.
Like memory and other learning abilities, convergent production can be trained and improved. The exercise provided below is a great place to start!
Exercise – Convergent Production of Figural Relations
Objective: To develop the ability to deduce figural relations.
Directions: In this task, students will be playing a “game” that teaches direction giving and following. In this case, it is tying a shoe.
- Seat students in a circle.
- One person who has a lace-up shoe sits in the center with the shoe off and untied.
- Each person around the circle has a chance to give one and only one direction at a time.
- The student in the center has to exactly follow the one direction given.
- Expect fun and laughter with this exercise.
Try doing the same exercise with a different object, which will require different directions. You can make the exercise as easy or difficult as you would like.