Discoveries can be fresh, meaningful and extremely influential in the emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual realms. This compels individuals to introspect, whilst formulate anew their perceptions and values towards the world, leading to an altering of individuals understandings on themselves and others. Discoveries can be influenced by one’s personal, cultural and historical context, leading to a challenging of previously formulated perspectives. Additionally, the experience of a discovery, whether it be positive or negative, can be intensely meaningful and paramount for an individual. Furthermore, discoveries can be triggered by the uncovering of fresh and unique information that challenges one’s predilections.
In today’s education system, there is an ongoing debate concerning conformity and individuality. The majority of schools conform to similar curriculum as a means of ‘leveling the academic playing field’ and giving all students a fair and equal chance of success. But does this sense of conformity actually benefit students? While it is necessary to have some conformity in the curriculum taught to students nationwide, there should be an aspect of individuality as well. Schools should adopt a more individualistic approach towards the classes students must take, and less of one concerned solely on test performance, because it would benefit students upon graduation by allowing them to pursue studies that interest them, and also benefit the school
One important component of a person 's identity is Intelligence. According to Dan Hurley, Intelligence is how we use and learn from experiences to gain insight into life, as well as making sense of information we are given, in a world where media can often influence or change information. (Hurley) According to this definition intelligence is not how “smart” we are, or how good at solving common problems, but more about how we make sense of things and look at things from different perspectives. The origin of Intelligence has been widely debated. Some argue that genetics can affect a person’s intelligence (nature), while others argue that the environment we are raised and educated in has a more significant affect (nurture).
Chapter-1 INTRODUCTION & CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK 1.0 INTRODUCTION: Intelligence is a word that describes ability of an individual to perform desired tasks well Over the years many people have come up with their own idea of intelligence which is based upon what they felt important. It has been a trend in the past for people to think that intelligence is correlated to academic achievement. According to it intelligence can be defined as the ability to perform well at linguistics, mathematics, logic and other school based academics. But recently there has been a switch to include a wider range of things in the definition
2 Describe the three domains of learning and their application (25) In learning there is the ability to acquire mental skills, develop different attitudes and perform new physical activities .A domain is A domain is a unique field of thought, activity, or interest, especially one over which someone has control, influence, or rights. Domains can be categorized as cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (attitude) and each has different levels from simplest to highest. They help teachers to plan and choose learning experiences and are interlinked depending on each other. They help avoid concentration in one area to the exclusion of others. The cognitive domain involves the development of our mental skills and the acquisition
Cognitive development is a process which enhancing the ability of learning. The cognitive theories emphasize on conscious thoughts which highlight the mental aspects of development such as logic and memory. The primary factors of cognitive theories is the structure and development of the individual’s thought processes and the means of these processes can effort the person’s understanding of the world. Therefore, the cognitive theories study on how this understanding, and the expectations it creates, can affect the individual’s behavior. There are three types of cognitive development theories in human which are Piaget’s Cognitive development theory, Vygotsky’s Sociocultural Cognitive theory and Information-Processing theory.
It directly involves the gaining of knowledge. Unfortunately, many individuals hold unsubstantiated beliefs and ideas because of outside influences from sources such as parents and society. However, when critical thinking is used to break down information and then uses facts, develops educated viewpoints, it greatly increases our ability to make
Therefore cognitive competence is a key factor in leadership quality. Refer back to the Piaget’s schema and adaptation process which requires to one cognitive competence to have reasoning skills in order to put the new situation is assimilation or accommodation. Referring to the definition of cognitive competence, cognitive thinking and creative thinking are both important to achieve cognitive competence. Achieving equilibrium will require the use of critical thinking to solve the disequilibrium through reasoning in the accommodation process. Creative thinking is also used in alter experiences into the schema or forms a new schema.
Sometimes they adapt new information into their existing mental categories. At other times they must change their mental categories to accommodate their new experiences. Both processes are constantly interacting. The triarchic theory of intelligence consists of three sub theories: (i) the componential sub theory – consists of intelligent behaviour categorized as metacognitive, performance, or knowledge acquisition components , (ii) the experiential sub theory- contains intelligent behavior (iii) the contextual sub theory states that intelligent behavior is defined by the sociocultural context in which it takes place and involves adaptation to the environment, selection of better environments, and shaping of the present environment. A child’s development may be interrupted by the parents who compromise the infant’s biological desperation to trust.
There are many ways to define success and there are also many ways people view success in different ways. Individuals can achieve success while venturing down many different paths in life and (conversely) people can also fail in while following a single path to success. Cathy Davidson discusses the positives of the impact that technology has on the classroom in, her writing, “Project Classroom Makeover.” Davidson also discusses how society has been moving towards a standardized way of learning for the past few decades. The knowledge that the public needed to know throughout the past was not as intense as what they need to can comprehend now. While Gilbert’s essay, “Immune to Reality,” deals with how people learn and how success forms within