Critique #3 1. What importance does Dewey give to the group in learning? Examine the contemporary emphasis on collaborative learning as an example of the educative power of the group. Provide specific examples from your experiences. As John Dewey once stated “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself”, his perspective of education also emphasizes on the collaboration among learners to an end of academic achievement, just like how importance for people to interact with others if they are to succeed.
To fix this problem Freire offers an alternative to teaching called problem-posing educations. Educations transforms from teaching students to learning alongside with them through communication and with the acceptance of multiple views of reality. A teacher no longer hold the position of narrator but rather a co-investigator of the ever-changing world and reality in front of them. Neither the students nor the teacher ever stop learning because there is always a constant unveiling reality and therefore a new way of thinking about the world. Both teacher and student take the new knowledge, communicate on how this is perceived to them, and is them accommodated in to what they
He dedicated his life and time to studying and reviewing books and knowledge of his educators, leaving no time for his family or extracurricular activities: A primary reason for my success in the classroom was that I couldn’t forget that schooling was changing me and separating me from the life I enjoyed before becoming a student. In this quote, Rodriguez feels that the main reason why he has become so successful in his education is by reminding himself that his schooling was actually allowing him to broaden and expand his mind of knowledge, which in turn was separating him from the life he had before engaging the desire of becoming a student. The drawbacks Rodriguez had such as, not being able to spend time with his family and missing out on family events and activities, left him drifted from his own parents. Rodriguez also felt that his parents were holding him back and not as bright of a scholar as he: I was the one who came home and corrected the “simple” grammatical mistakes of our parents. (“Two negatives make a positive.”)… I was oddly annoyed when I was unable to get parental help with a homework assignment.
I have chosen to compare and contrast John Dewey and Nel Noddings views on their educational goals, a social justice curriculum, liberation education, issues of standardized testing and the effects on students and teachers. Dewey’s main educational goal is that education should have two sides: social and psychological. His evaluations are based on how the child interacts with society and how he/she contributes to the good of society. Dewey was the first one to say we need to look at the students to decide how to teach, a modern-day form of ‘differentiation’. He believed that all students should have the opportunity to take part in their own learning.
Freire mainly focused on the creativity of the student and how education should be developed to help all classes of people. Brickman focused on improving the knowledge of educators. He accomplished this by touring the world. During the touring Brickman exchanged ideas and documents dealing with diversity in cultures with other educational scholars. Brickman’s pursuit for academic freedom saw the establishment
This is due to the fact that although we are a world power, we fall behind our diversified peers academically. I agree with Baldwin’s essay that every single student should have the opportunity to be in charge of their own success and be able to determine such decisions regarding their own education. His speech makes me feel inspired and determined because of how determined he is to urge teachers to extinguish the unhealthy state American education and transforming it into a forum of empowerment. Baldwin states several pieces of information regarding our society and those made me stop in my tracks for a minute and re-evaluate how our society can change and affect people. Students must be taught within themselves and not by society.
Some think it as promoting value consensus and some see otherwise. Functionalists believe that education transmits society's norms and values and therefore promotes value consensus, with the educational and economic system working hand in hand to develop the skills required for the world of work. Emile Durkheim provides the basic framework of the functionalists view on the education system, agreeing with its function of transmitting norms and values. He believed that for society to operate effectively they have to develop a sense of belonging to something, becoming 'social beings' with a loyalty and commitment to society as a whole. The education system creates this effectively by teaching subjects such as history, which enables children to see the link between themselves and wider society.
Then when I studied and got a good grade I was like “wow, I can do this” and felt a beam of confidence that I could do it for other classes as well. Adapting to the schoolwork is a big part of having confidence in the classroom because you understand what is being taught. Gatto said “schools are establish fixed habits of relation to authority. This of course, precludes critical judgement completely.”(152). Gatto is saying that schooling is made for kids to adapt to; it has adaptive qualities, therefore there is a chance for everyone to succeed if they really want to, but it takes away from any individual thinking.
I can only imagine how an instructor would have felt to be the mentor of Malcolm, if he had an instructor. It would have made the instructor's true purpose in which he/she went in the profession to come true. The purpose of changing ones life through education. To hand down knowledge to another human being is as if the instructor give a part of him/herself to the student. Due to Malcolm’s self education he continued to developed his mind.
We should hold on to our cultures and traditions but also embrace new ways of thinking in order to advance academically and be prepared for life decisions. I think that the western culture could learn a lot from other cultures and in return support and improve our schooling system. The purpose of education should be about taking our experiences out of the classroom and into the community as well, which will indulge us to reach our full