It is believed that the point of his article was to try and prove that having computers in the classroom will not help us solve any problems we face in schools’, but in reality it is just another thing that will distract us from these issues. It is also believed that Postman has the idea that computers are going to take over his and many others teaching jobs. Many people believe that adding computers to classrooms is going to aid in students learning about a specific subject, but it will not. Students learn better when they have one-on-one help with the teacher. Having a teacher is better than having a computer in front of them that doesn't talk back, and it will not be able to explain to them what they need to learn or to help them with what they don't
And the habits I built at the university such as self-teaching, critical thinking and the ability to collecting and processing information help me a lot during my work. However, in reflecting upon my experiences as a graduate, there were several obstacles I had to overcome. It often seems confusing about the differences between walking out your comfort zone and doing something you don’t like. When I first came to Stony Brook, this problem became more important as I chose the major I didn’t like at first time. My major was computer science.
But the role of teachers in the educational system is increasingly being threatened by the day. Technology enthusiasts are claiming that in some years to come, there won’t be a need for teachers as computer-based learning would replace them. People like Richard Galant and Andy Kessler have argued that the vast amount of information on the internet, as well as improvements in online instruction and adaptive learning, are the beginning of the end of teachers in our educational system. But proponents of computer-based learning are not alone. Wendy Kopp and others like are staunch supporters of the role of teachers in the classroom, and their arguments are supported by a large body of research that shows the importance of teachers to the learning
Liberal arts teach students how to adapt to the constant change seen in their surroundings. This idea correlates with the broad-based knowledge learned from the liberal arts. Ungar says,“It is far wiser for students to prepare for change- and the multiple careers they are likely to have- than to search for a single job track that might one day become a dead end.” (Ungar, 2017, p. 227) Because of the broad-based knowledge obtained from a liberal arts education, students are equipped to adapt to changes. Instead of having limited knowledge of a certain subject, they can have an expansion of knowledge. The liberal arts work in correlation with the STEM field.
The argument supporting a shift in schedule modularity isn’t that it should be introduced as an option immediately, but rather, the student should be provided an introduction to the subject for his/her early grade levels before stepping up to higher education and coordinating with parents to skip the course for something of a higher amount of benefit to the student. Others argue that many kids don’t have aspirations for their future career and that it would jeopardize their education to switch to this type of non-standardized system. The issue with this argument is, however, that many students do have aspirations and are being somewhat restricted from reaching their full learning potential in attempting to standardized and accommodate the “lowest common denominator” in one system. For those who don’t have aspirations, classes offered in the current system of standardized education with the same curriculum should be offered as a choice with the addition of classes/sessions providing further guidance to students who do not have aspirations for their future career to help them find a passion that they can focus on in their education. Although many valid reasons exist for the continuation of standardized education/curriculum as a practice, many of the values and practices held in
The problem being that my counselor had accidently placed me into these classes, but in the end result just received extra help. The effect of double placement caused my mindset to seem under average compared to my friends since many were only placed in a single math class. As it was stated by Carol S. Dweek in “Transforming Students’ Motivation to Learn” it mentions, “self-esteem in math seemed to become more important than knowing math” (2). Just as the article is stating I had confidence that I was above average and was capable of higher level math which is why I felt being enrolled in two classes was not for me. It was a conflict to my repetition rather than having a clear understanding.
When preforming labs, Frank has had difficulty with classroom management, but the problem is easy to solve. Noisy, and uncooperative students make Frank doubt the technique of using partners. Without success, Frank’s past two attempts of the lab need change. The first attempt separated the activity into stations, but this idea failed severely. While the second attempt required the students to do one process, a period seemed to work on paper, it was a recipe for
Thoreau’s belief is that people who find value in materialistic things show that they do not have the ability to rely on their own power or understanding. When it comes to these select people and technology, it seems that they turn to technology for almost everything. They do not feel that they have the ability to solve their problems without the use or possession of technology. People of this nature can be considered lazy because they are not using technology as a benefit, instead, they are using it as an alternative to using their own brain. For example, someone is doing their math homework and have to figure out what nine multiplied to the second power is.
Many learn skills such Writing, Math, and English, but for all these years of education many are unable to take advantage of opportunities like hand on skills and valuable information like communication, and time management. Instead they are taught to learn what will determine the rest of a students life even if it boils down to one test like the SAT. Standardized test not only lacks to measure the skills for student to succeed in their future career, but measure a student's intelligence by being able to memorize a test and cause them to develop useless skills that will only harm the and put them into shock when the have to face the real world hands
General education is not a counterfeit; however, it is a fundamental to keep students going in the right direction. General education is used to enhance the knowledge of students so that they can learn for themselves. Barry suggests that the correct route for universities to safeguard themselves is by portraying themselves as nurturers of intellectual virtues. This would resolve the issue on whether colleges are teaching what they should be