Harry Brighouse develops the idea that the contemporary education becomes more and more diverse and educators have to develop new approaches to teaching. In this regard one of the main ideas developed by Brighouse is the idea of the differential approach to students and learning process. Students have the different background and they need different approaches being applied to their learning. To put it more precisely, Brighouse argues that “people’s personalities vary on many dimensions: exuberance, spontaneity,
To meet my students’ needs, I will begin supporting them psychologically, academically and develop classes that appeal to a wide range of different bits of intelligence. I am going to develop assorted techniques to construct my lesson activities that allow students to relate to the subject matter in ways that fit their interests, learning styles and strengths. I have many students who show abilities in different areas of intellect consequently I will let them work in collaborative education groups, either merging diverse intelligence styles or gathering them, is going to be a successful strategy. Alternatively, I will let my learners express their strengths in several areas of intelligence, they will be able to feel comfortable and capable. I will take in consideration Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences and I will get these types of intelligence involved in my lesson activities too, with the goal that each student can be encouraged to examine and celebrate their own skills, for example:
Integrative studies is the ability to form bridges between different areas of knowledge creating a network of information. Thus, allowing us to see each individual area in it’s own right but also how the areas do or do not function as a whole. A wonderful example of this would be a puzzle. Each individual piece is portraying a specific image or part of an image. Some puzzle pieces fit together while others do not. But once the puzzle is finished not only are you able to see how the individual pieces came together to form an image but you are also see how all together they form a whole a much bigger picture. Even the pieces that do not touch (relate) still have an impact on the situation as a whole. This is what integrative studies is. The ability to pull bits of information and assemble them to accomplish a goal or intent.
The main example I can recall where I knew and recognized the “integration of learning” concerned westward expansion through Manifest Destiny in the United States. I had learned about this event previously in grade school, so this was not an unfamiliar concept. Yet every time I was taught it, it was viewed as a positive thing, how it settled the country and led to the building of countless railroad tracks and telegraph lines. However, in my Environmental Studies class this year, this event had a much grimmer picture. The desolation of tribes and the pure fact that we justified our horrible and extreme actions in the name of God defined this event. I had always had the inkling in the back of my head that something was wrong with the picture
For session three I read Walker the story The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. This story is one of my favorites and he really enjoyed it. It is about a little girl who does not have the confidence that she can paint. Once she overcomes it and starts painting her paintings are placed in an art museum. I thought this story could give Walker the encouragement he needed. After reading the story I gave Walker cut out lo-go’s of McDonald’s, Ward’s, John Deere, Ramey’s, Dollar General and Wal-Mart. Walker was able to read them all except Wal-Mart. He was so excited to read them to his mom whenever she came to pick him up. Teachers can use environmental print to relate the pictures to the letters they begin with. The McDonald’s logo can be used to teach
Integrative studies will prove to be beneficial during my college career. My chosen major of University Studies requires three separate minors, I feel my selections, public relations, communication, and child development can easily flow into each other. But not all aspects of each minor can work in every situation. This is where learning the elements of integrative studies comes in. Depending on the circumstances I will need to be able to have a full perspective of how all of these minors work
Therefore, the U.S. educational system has the obligation to educate students to better understand the complexity of the world they inhabit to effectively address the challenges we can not anticipate today. Individual disciplines are the lens to understand the challenges of the world than when used with the awareness of the interdisciplinary perspective inform the student how to better address the multiple faceted global issues of the 21st century. Only interdisciplinary curriculums with an integrated learning
Interdisciplinary Key Concepts are crucial in the development of an extensive curriculum that covers significant topics in education. According to Banks (2008), social and behavioral sciences are indispensable in formulating interdisciplinary curriculum due to their comprehensive coverage of human behavior such as art, dance, language, foods, and literature. Ranaweera (1990) underscores the importance of interdisciplinary model as it introduces new contents, streamlines curriculum and the learning procedure, as well as democratizes education from the perception of learner’s accomplishments. Also, the approach fosters a problem-centered method that orients science to solving real issues. For example, with the
Interdisciplinary utilizes different fields or disciplines together for a common goal. This concept provides a unique perspective on tackling issues. When implementing an interdisciplinary approach, communication can be challenging since the various disciplines have a unique set of terms and vocabulary that may not be common. Doctors, mathematician, and computer programmers to name a few all have a different way of communicating. Barriers such as these can slow the process equating to higher cost. However, the benefits of combining unlike fields can create a different experience by approaching the problem from different perspectives removing like-minded people from the trenches of their discipline.
This artifact bookmaking lesson plan was created for my Language Arts for Young Children course. The purpose of the lesson plan was for children to demonstrate their understanding of basic plots of simple stories. The objective was to them to think up their own stories and put them into handmade books. I was able to implement this lesson plan in during my field experience for the advanced observation course.
iSci fits very well with my learning style in order to prepare me for a future in biology or potentially medicine. The interdisciplinary approach in iSci is ideal for each prospective career as scientific problems require the input of each field to come up with a viable solution. This program is also very appealing because of the application it has to today’s problems. Because of this, I would be getting the problem solving skills within the very field in which I would like to work. Additionally, this program has everything I need to practically apply all the skills I would be learning. Moreover the field trip opportunities in this program is very exciting. I believe that learning the practical application of certain skills is extremely beneficial,
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The increased diversification of the undergraduate student population in the United States’ higher education system has been well-documented (Barefoot, 2002; Hutchinson, 2010; Pascarella & Terenzini, 1998), and has resulted in greater access for marginalized populations (Kuh, 2008). Specifically, the number of undergraduate student parents has risen from around 3.2 million in 1995, to 4.8 million in 2012 – amounting to 26% of the total college population (Institute for Women’s Policy Research, 2016). Despite this burgeoning group, student parent success as measured by retention rates are alarmingly low; only one-third attain a degree or certificate within six years of enrollment (Gault, Reichlin, Reynolds, & Froehner, 2014; Miller, Gault,
If a teacher is having difficulty reaching a student in the more traditional linguistic or logical ways of instruction, the theory of multiple intelligences suggests several other ways in which the material might be presented to facilitate effective learning.