Specifically, the items on intelligence and special abilities tests require test takers to manifest some accomplishment, just like those on achievement tests. Educational achievement tests often serve as reliable predictors of school marks compared to tests of intelligence and special abilities, but still cannot completely replace them. It is notable to mention that the individual’s attainment measured by general intelligence tests are indeed broader and the products of less formal and usually less recent learning experiences compared to the ones measured by standardized achievement tests (Aiken, 2003c). Cohen et al. (2013b) regarded that the primary purpose for this kind of measure is that it focuses on the test taker’s level of comprehension in the different subject matters.
Having technology as a helping tool has certainly made school easier personally, but that may not be the case for certain people. I can definitely understand why technology may raise concerns when it comes to the long term effect, but when used correctly it can lead to a prosperous future for the student. School administrations should consider both the negative and positive side of technology along with the effect it can have on the students, after all, schools were designed to aid students on the journey to greatness, so they should consider all they can before they rest on a
Specific ways in which the build theory can be advantageous include, an increase in innovative learning and greater cognitive flexibility (Garland, Frederickson, Kring, Johnson, Meyer, & Penn, 2010). Cognitive flexibility, in particular, is extremely important because it serves as a catalyst for improving skills such as accurate problem solving and improved creativity or brainstorming. Applying the broaden and build theory into my own experience completing the intervention was unequivocally that most valuable part. More specifically, the act of physically writing to someone and expressing my gratitude and thanks allowed me to connect with others and even embark upon new challenges, two quintessential aspects of the broaden theory. For example, during the third intervention I wrote an e-mail to a man by the name of Christian LeBlanc.
According to Fitzpatrick et al., collaboration of stakeholders may foster a better understanding and ownership of the evaluation leading to greater use of the results and empower stakeholders (2011, p. 189) The participatory approach has the evaluation manager/coordinator collaborate with the stakeholders to define the evaluation’s objectives, to develop its methodology, to collect and interpret information, and to develop conclusions and recommendations. The stakeholders’ role is to work with the evaluation team, participate in collecting additional information, and describe their experiences (Aubel,
I want my students to be curious, and I find that play is a tool that allows the students to explore themselves. In a world with so much information and so many opportunities, a cookie-cutter, universal standard for what a child should know does not provide them the opportunity to find their own path. Evaluating based upon a test score does not do the child justice in terms of their own individuality. Play is an evaluative method that both offers a wider wealth of information about a child, and has a healthier impact on their
Terenzini(1993) opined that knowledge of many of these conditions is a must for ‘Contextual intelligence’. Only on understanding the contextual ethos, one can fully behave in a contextually intelligent manner. Hayes and Brown (2004) provide a useful analogy by describing how developing contextual intelligence follows a similar process as one would have when preparing to enter a foreign country for the first time. In such a case, the Intelligence or power may not matter which whereas the knowledge of local language, customs, culture, practices or history of that country may matter. In other words in gaining influence their intelligence, personality, position, and power may not be of any value in gaining influence, if they are not aware of the local context.
This principle explains the reason why Nic is able to complete all the tasks given to him easily. Moreover, throughout the interaction with Nic, I realized that he is able to learn a new concept easily if I taught him the concept through stories. This situation matched exactly to a recent research study of children language development shows kindergarteners can learn complex concepts and handle more intellectual challenges than schools currently throw at them. George Brown Elementary in San Bernadino exposes
Since it is very accessible, the students are given the tools to access the course materials anytime, anywhere. They could also reinforce their materials by browsing certain websites given by their teachers. It will also improve the communication between the learners and lecturers. The mere fact that it is online, it can provide many communication tools such as news, emails, instant messaging, online discussions and the like. It will lessen communication gap and improves their communication skills in terms of the use of
Authentic assessment is a powerful tool for engaging students in learning. However, an authentic task for measurement may not be as practical or reliable, since it will require more time than a traditional test and reporting on student achievement may create rater
Hi Tiffany, There are so many innovative ways we can use technology to better our experiences as educators. We can use technology to support diversity among many methods in which can be used. I love observing my students exploring with technology with many learning subjects. This experience helps them to become better communicators and problem solvers. Thank you Tiffany I wish you the best of your endeavors.