Educational Paradigms in Our Schools

1320 Words Feb 20th, 2018 5 Pages
Paradigms play a huge role in our schools in many various ways. Pupils acquire knowledge through different paradigms. .In this journal we take you through different paradigms that were observed during the practice teaching. We are going to look at what a paradigm is, why is it important for educators to be aware of paradigms and know them, and observations made and critical commentary.
Definition of a paradigm
A paradigm is a standard, perspective, or set of ideas. A paradigm is a way of looking at something. It is a new way of looking or thinking about something is needed or something needs to be changed. The word comes up a lot in the academic, scientific, and business worlds. A new paradigm in business could mean a new way of reaching customers and making money. In education, transmitting on lectures is a paradigm: if you rapidly shift to group work that is a new paradigm. When changing paradigms, you're changing how you think about something.
Observations and critical commentary
Constructivism
During the practice, I have identified a few paradigms in the school. For instance, in the Life sciences class that; I observed learner’s formed small groups of four and discussed a problem in DNA replication. Though the teacher knew the…
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