According to the author, Grant Wiggins, teachers and students own educational hubris stands in the way of implementing curricula which requires questioning for acquiring knowledge (Wiggins). While curriculum design has historically been used to instill a laundry list of topics students should be able to take with them into the future, Wiggins presented a convincing argument for designing courses around essential questions in which formative and summative assessments would check for how well the student understands the question(s) being posed. Wiggins view of what a curriculum document is and is not embraces the idea of unlimited thinking and expands the role of teachers and students from those with knowledge bestowing it on those who have none
This suggests that in order to expand in our field we should learn from our experiences by thinking about them using models of reflection. There are numerous reasons why pondering on different occurrences can be a positive experience, they can be useful when dealing with a challenging situation, this can help the practitioner contemplate and give the situation some thought before handling it, this is most common as one may reflect on a previous argument with a co-worker this would give the chance to face our feelings about the experience. For instance, if a senior member of staff asked an undergraduate student for a favour which perhaps included making a display board for the parents to see when they would walk in the student would feel very uncomfortable doing this task because it takes a lot of responsibility and it is very time-consuming, being only a student most would use a positive face and agree to do this task in order to demonstrate that they could accomplish this. However, after they would reflect on how they felt about this and possibly react differently. If the student felt too under pressure next time they should have simply declined politely, instead the student used Politeness theory, a theory by Brown and Levinson
After reviewing my Conley Readiness Index assessment, I could better acknowledge my existing strengths and the areas where I am lacking. The first that I recognized were most developed attributes. Which were Contextual Awareness, Structure of Knowledge, and Precision/Accuracy. According to my results, Contextual Awareness is being able to understand an array of expectations and the structure that makes up college coursework. Additionally, Structure of Knowledge is having knowledge and technical skills that is essential for goals particularly towards career and academics.
I think how it related to college level statistic course is in further study we will meet a lot of similar cases and we need to understand why things are happening in a particular way. The only way we can accomplish that is by learning the data and trying to find the relevance and pattern. Truth is always behind the data!!! Study statistic can have huge of positive impact on our further education. For example, when we need to make a presentation or a scientific document, we can use nice graphs and table to show our viewpoint; when we make a decision we can calculate or estimate the result and make a best choice.
In Kwame Anthony Appiah’s article, “What Is the Point of College?”, he discusses the division of college into two main purposes that both intertwines and clashes with each other. The first is to provide students the practical knowledge and skills that can be applied in the “real world”, once they graduate and enter the workforce. It caters to the students’ wants and expectations in the hopes that it’s steep price tag will be justified. The second is to expand the minds of the students and have them think out of the box. It encourages them to challenge their own ideologies and be open to that of others.
I believe further exploration into critical thinking perception involving both professors and students would provide beneficial information for those hoping to improve both perception and ability of critical thinking. Further research into student’s perception of peer’s ability could also be conducted and refined. I also believe our current research could be further developed indicate differences in critical thinking perception among peers in various variables. The variables that could be further examined include traditional age students versus adult learners, a comparison study by major, and another comparison study by gender. These are all aspects that could change our result, and determine more accurately a student’s perception of their peers, in a more specific instance.
Education is an everyday topic of a conversation for both the higher and lower class. It is believed to be the key to success, the key to a new life. According to Gerald Graff, the author of “hidden intellectualism”, educators should consider street smart topics as a form of teaching the students. He believes that although street smart topics are seen as non intellectual it could certainly be used to teach students the exact way they learn from the traditional academic topics. He makes it very clear that we should reconsider our believes on the street smart topic in order to saucer the students success.
I look forward in helping college students map out their academic goals, this experience I believe can expose me to the many different cultural groups that I will meet during my career as a college counselor. The impact of receiving the Gilman Scholarship would allow me to further my goals of exposure to new cultures and social issues. Also allowing me to gather the knowledge I will gain for my future career in counseling. I have a deep passion for social change. I believe that one should be equipped and well cultured to be able to understand the communities that you will serve.
INTRODUCTION The University of Sydney assesses reflective thinking as an individual response to experiences and events based on new information learnt. It also regards reflective thinking as a process whereby analysis of thought and internalising information exist. What reflection thinking does according to the school, is that it provides an opportunity to explore many questions. As a result, the process of reflective thinking takes place with the person and allows one to consider their own thoughts on a matter before analyzing the work of others. The best practice in this regard is for a person to reflect on their experiences which are in similarity to that of another’s to determine how it may be different and how a process is done.
CHAPTER 4: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 4.1. Introduction This research aims at evaluating the impact of the advent of the Open University of Mauritius towards creating adult and lifelong learning opportunities, support and success. The study also intends to examine the student perception about blended learning environments as well as determine whether or not there exists any difference in how students feel about blended learning environments based on generational differences. This chapter provides details regarding the population, instrumentation, data collection procedures, and treatment of data. Though the literature review constitutes the necessary foundation for this research, a set of both deductive and inductive approaches are used therein.
Artifact 3.1 – U8A1 How Globalization Affects Planning The purpose of this assignment was to review and analyze the impact globalization has on educational organizations challenges and opportunities in the current marketplace. Examine literature and assume the role of an action researcher in an educational organization, develop a framework for decision making that supports effective change in a challenging global environment. Artifact 3.2 – U2A1 Analysis of a Culture of Learning The purpose of the assignment was to review the Cuyahoga Community College case study and understand the process for helping students learn. In an action researcher role review and analyze CCC recent reaccreditation process through AQIP stands for Academic Quality
It is about learning about yourself and being able to take challenges, to prove your true potential. David Foster Wallace, in his speech “Transcription of the 2005 Kenyon commencement address”, explains what he believes is the most important benefit of a college education, with the ability of choosing how we think. In his speech “Transcription of the 2005 Kenyon Commencement Address”, Wallace conveys the awareness that we control how our mind perceive things: “learning how to think really means learning how to exercise some control over how and what you think” (34). We understand through his speech the importance of having control of how you think, will help you choose to see education in a new perspective. This also justifies my definition of education that to be educated is being able to think freely “the freedom of a real education, of learning how to be well-adjusted.
In the big picture is this an ethical practice? Yes. Janet Napolitano wants faculty to attend seminars to help faculty identify and “interrupt” micoaggression and develop “an inclusive department/school climate,” (Hedtke, 2015). Creating awareness for faculty and providing seminars is a great way however; I feel the approach should be slightly different. Faculty should be taught the awareness of micoaggresions and the affect they can have on students.
The genre of this essay in particular is informational. It is meant to inform you of what to expect from your ENC 1101 class. I have been in your shoes, I know how scary the thought of college writing can be, but with determination and a few tips, you too can become