Education is a vital part of our society it is critical, from the early stages of preschool, kindergarten, middle and high school and to those that are pursuing higher learning. We are all in a consistent learning cycle, paying little respect to our present educational structure. All through history, we have been learning in various ways. Since we are in the 21st Century, learning is winding up more digitalized. This is the thing that makes it so vital to be able to get a handle on information for what it's worth and have the capacity to apply it to our regular day to day existences. As we learn, we should likewise comprehend that there are diverse learning styles out there that does not transfer data in a simplistic way. This is the reason, as individuals, we must choose if the way data is passed particularly works for us or not. As Friere states in Pedagogy of the Oppressed, "Education either works as an instrument which is utilized to encourage coordination of the more youthful era into the rationale of the present framework, and achieve similarity or it turns into the act of flexibility. The methods by which men and ladies bargain basically and imaginatively with reality and find how to take an interest in the change of their reality." What does it REALLY mean to gain an education? Does it mean you attended a university and got a degree? Does it mean you can recollect pretty much all that you see or read? As I would like to think, it is not one or the other. Being
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The aim of this assignment is to give a reflective account on group presentation and the peer assessment process as well as the development of a personal action plan. It would involve using ‘The What? Model of Structured Reflection’ (Driscoll 2007) to analyse the experience of using a group designed assessment tool to assess my peers and the experience of being peer assessed. Additionally, experience of completing a group presentation would be reflected upon. A personal action plan which identifies areas for personal development and the designed assessment tool is attached as appendix 1 and 2 respectively.
I believe that education is an individual, unique experience for every student who enters a classroom. In order for children to benefit from what schools offer, I think that teachers must fully understand the importance of their job. First, I believe that teachers must consider teaching to be a lifestyle, not a mere forty-hour-a-week job, because a teacher's goals for his/her students encompass much more than relaying out-of-context facts to passive students. As professionals entrusted with the education of young minds, teachers must facilitate learning and growth academically, personally, and ethically. By providing a quality education to each individual in one's classroom, a teacher equips children
As a practicing teaching, it is responsibility to create and maintain a safe and supportive learning environment for students. Whilst on professional experience at a local school in Cairns, I taught a series of lessons (artefact 4) for a year 8 Health and Physical Education class. In order to effectively teach each lesson, I had to manage the classroom activities and challenging behaviours. I used the ten micro-skills for classroom management to not only manage students’ behaviour but also ensure inclusive student participation and engagement.
Theories provide the foundation for educational practices, and many of them exist. While I consider my personal theory or philosophy of education to be one that is something of an ever-changing conglomerate of ideas, I realize that some of my guiding principals are directly attributed to well a well established theory.
The information we are constantly bombarded with, cannot be converted into knowledge without the catalyst called education. Education makes us capable of interpreting things rightly and applying the gathered information in real life scenarios. Education is not limited to lessons from textbooks. Real education is obtained from the lessons taught by life.
His book Schooled was a delight for me to read, and once I started I did not want to put it down. I liked many of the characters as the author wrote them well and gave everyone a different personality, this kept the story interesting. The writing style was different than I had encountered before, as each chapter depicted a different person’s point of view. The alternating characters' points of view, allowed me to gain insight into the turmoil that each character was experiencing as Cap influenced their lives. Although I was hesitant of the style at first the story flowed nicely and I could really envision each character. I also really enjoyed the plot of this book. A home schooled eighth grade hippie being forced into society through a normal
This class has taught me many skills that I will use in my future classes. In this communication and information literacy class I have learned about the writing process, citations, peer reviewed articles and more. When researching I should look for more reliable sources and to make sure the resources does not fake information. However, with all of this being said I still have a lot to learn especially when I am to write my essays.
Education is inevitable. It is all around us because we can learn from virtually anything. When you are cooking, dancing, talking or any other activity you have actually had to learn several things to be able to do them. In the educational perspective, I am a pragmatist and I tend to follow after Dewey's footsteps. The concept of Pragmatism is one that developed in the 20th century. My philosophy is based on the idea that learning should involve real-life situations. Learning becomes more concrete to a student when they apply it to real-life situations, as where learning things that do not connect to them has more of an abstract sense. Personally, I would have to agree with Dewey when he said, "I
The first week of this unit I had a mix of emotions, excitement and stress . The topics covered each week have giving me the opportunity to increase my knowledge in many areas. Having an interest in teaching when I started this course has now grown to having an interest in learning as well. Reflecting on my education as a child has shown me the growth in teaching and our current education system.
When it comes to learning, the majority of people have their own way of getting a specific task done. Since the day that we began learning in school, our ability to learn has developed as we advance through each grade level. In kindergarten, we were beginning to develop the necessary skills to memorize simple math and basic English. Once we started in college, however, our ability to complete long readings and assignments is expected to be ready for the college level. Some students have learned new learning strategies while others have kept to the same game plan. Much of high school is meant to prepare the student for the workload and difficulty of college courses. Some students push themselves every year to become better learners while others, tend to postpone assignments until the last minute. Each year the difficulty of the assignments given increases greatly and our ability to learn new strategies is important to the work process. Each student has a different strategy that they follow in order to complete an assignment. While some students begin assignments ahead of time and plan ahead, others do not attempt to learn new strategies and leave their work for last minute.
What is it to be educated? Education is often thought of as a school. A place where kids are forced to go 5 days a week, sit through mind-numbing lectures, and have so much homework thrown at them, that by the time they get home they are drowning and don’t know which way is up. But if it is taken into consideration, that isn’t what it is to be educated; that is the educational environment. To be educated it to be constantly adding on to what is already known. Like a castle, I want to my mind to be a stronghold. A citadel of knowledge. By constantly illuminating myself with more comprehension, I can be more prepared for a future career or just a regular conversation. A goal of mine is to avoid ignorance, and the easiest way to do that is to learn constantly. When I took a year of AP World History, I felt I was receiving, at least to me, what felt like an education. It was like nothing I had ever experienced in school before. I see my mind as a palace. Something that I can constantly build, to make it stronger and greater. The more I learn, the vaster and more magnificent it becomes. An experience with taking an AP class is what gave me mindset.
In high school, I had to advocate for myself; if I wanted something I made sure my teachers and counselors knew my hopes and dreams for the future. As a senior, I decided that my AP Photography class was not benefiting my education and I was not becoming a better photographer or student through the class. I knew that my creativity would be better used in an AP Ceramics setting. So, in order to get my classes switched I had to be my own advocate for the well-being of my education. I visited my counselor weekly until my class was finally changed and I was in a class I truly enjoyed. Though I am aware that my high school is an exception to the typical public-school education, it is important to note that not all students are uninterested in learning. In the year, I was placed in AP Ceramics, I learned countless skills including, wheel throwing, soldering copper, glaze mixing, and even determination and persistency. So, in my high school career I learned both critical thinking as well as vocational skills to create a well-rounded education.
My experiences with education have allowed me to witness disparities and challenges that underrepresented students face, as education systems are not designed to meet the needs of these scholars. Furthermore, these experiences have further motivated me to address these issues through research and community involvement. I hope to discover new ways in which underrepresented students can be assisted throughout their postsecondary educational journeys, through graduate research at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Ultimately, with a Doctoral Degree focused on Education, I want to conduct transformative research and share this work as faculty at a research-intensive higher education institution.