King has provided his opinion about education is building character. Dr. King uses his words to create an audience awareness to think for yourself isn’t the same as you may call it critical thinking. Against the common assumption that colleges should teach their students “critical reasoning,” Dr. King argues that critical thinking alone is insufficient and even dangerous. Teaching one to think critically is no small task. Most students learn by constructing knowledge based on an engaged learning process rather than by absorbing knowledge from passive sources.
Some argue that this new technology promotes short attention spans and lack of appreciation for the historical arts (Source E). Without the correct guidance, this statement may hold true for some students, but if teachers recognize that technology, like anything else, must be monitored and used only in proper context, that danger disappears. Technology can even be blended with traditional learning in order to maximize efficiency. Students could be asked to read a work of classic literature such as Shakespeare and later be asked to post on an online discussion board about their interpretations and reading experiences. In the end, students will learn more through technology because it provides a setting in which they are able to understand and relate to the information.
If a teacher tried to use Twain’s novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, to teach their students values today, it would be hard to divorce Twain’s controversial views from his non controversial views. Twain, like any author, was a product of his time, but because values are always tied to the time a piece was written, it would be difficult for a teacher to separate the values that could offend a student from the rest of the
More than dearth of teaching skills, lack of willingness to learn new things proves detrimental for teachers. By keeping themselves abreast of the contemporary trends and aching for learning innovative ideas, teachers are able to draw students attention. Things go awry for teachers when they deliver lessons without trying to know if students are really interested to listen to them. All of a teachers efforts should be directed towards keeping the interests of students alive and catering to the needs and requirements of students. This is how you also stop panning your lessons based on your whimsical ideas.
Gatto also speaks about how boredom comes from oneself, and how we should always find something that interests us. First, Gatto states “Do we really need school?” This is where he starts explaining his opinion and describing his own experience about how schooling is not important. Then he goes on to talk about how school is only teaching us to become good citizens but not to truly educate ourselves and learn more. I personally both agree and disagree with Gatto. However, in many ways I disagree.
In the short story "Hidden Intellectualism" by Gerald Graff, the main idea is to bring acknowledgment to the idea that educators of schools and colleges should incorporate students interest into their teaching. In other words, Graff believes schools and colleges are at fault for not taking the opportunity to use "street smarts" for good academic work (Graff,2010). If Gerald Graff is right about educators needing to incorporate "street smarts" into scholarly works, as I agree, then educators should reevaluate their teaching methods. Students are becoming negligent of gaining knowledge of social interest because it is not encouraged by instructors. Therefore, the only topics students can converse with are related to school work (Graff,2010).
Although homework does teach your kid to work independently, having a family and a social life are important too. In my opinion, homework should be banned because if adults get angry when their work life goes into their personal life, then why don 't kids get the same respect? In the article, "Kids Should Not Have Homework..."the text states,"Adults get angry when their work life spills over into their personal life, children should get the same respect ." I thought that quote meant a lot, because if adults don 't like it, then why would any kid like it? Even though kids are smaller, younger, and have less authority then adults, kids and adults are both human and should get the same respect.
Chris Pine had once said “The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective. You don't have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it.” In keeping a positive perspective, six key concepts must be looked at. These concepts are vital in learning and will carry over to everyday life as an adult. These concepts include the learning and performance zone, fixed and growth mindsets, grit, multitasking, reactive reasoning, and remember what is understood.
Adult learning theory and experiential learning are two theories that try to explain and help the adult learner. They explain how and why adults should not be taught the way a middle schooler is taught. Everyone can agree that there are major differences in a ten-year-old child and a thirty-year-old adult. This explains that there teaching and learning experiences should be different also. Adult learning theory or andragogy is basically what we are doing here online at OCU.
They are accustomed to or maybe still indoctrinated to the pedagogical style of teaching and they are not yet ready to shift from this notion. In some cases the learner may not yet classify themselves as an adult in the educational setting. From reflection on some of these classes I can see that the types of facilities where Adult Education courses occur are still classroom or school based in structure. This is a small thing, but even changing the physical environment of a classroom can have a huge effect in promoting change in this mind-set. Some texts will define an adult as someone who is: Has achieved the self-concept of being responsible for their own life (Schwartz, Andrew, 2009,