Piaget thought that, as learning is based on what we experience, childrens thinking and learning was directly related to their age and stage of development. Therefore the more they experienced the more they learnt. As children experience new things, they adapt their previously held beliefs and also gain different understanding. In order to learn and evolve their thinking, children need to have a vast amount of experiences so that they can extend and build upon what they already know. Eventually children will begin to decide for themselves which gaps they have in their learning that they like to be filled.
Assess the view that the education system exists mainly to select and prepare young people for their future work roles One perspective that supports this is the functionalist view that secondary socialisation prepares children for work later on in life. They believe secondary socialisation does this as in a school environment you learn the norms and values of authority figures, for example, the teachers. Functionalists therefore believe that this can then later be applied in the work place as the norms and values are carried on however the authority figure role changes from teacher to boss. Generally, the text implies that primary socialisation isn’t enough in preparation for a large-scale society. Education, a secondary agency of socialisation
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.
Students must be taught within themselves and not by society. Education will always be a part of society and society will always be a part of education which is why Baldwin states the importance of the responsibility for teachers to change society if they consider themselves as an educated person. To me it is very critical for all of the educators, and especially “those who deal with the minds and hearts of young people” (P.123, L.6-7) to take the greatest care in nourishing out minds and our actions based on the global societal truths. In Baldwin’s speech, he also talks about the treatment that he experienced as a boy living in what he described as “life in the ghetto” (P.125, L.7) and the mistreatment received by whites. The whites were blinded by their own
Those parents have to stay vigorously involved in schooling their kids. Surely the obligation to ensure our nation’s future must be shared also by those who don’t have children in the public schools. Those people who should take an interest in the students that will eventually be stepping into the workforce. They should be developing work-study groups, internships and job placement banks that they can recruit and develop to be successful. Evidently, the tasks of educating our children nowadays are a lot more difficult than simple examinations and easy solutions.
Within pracitce Effective practitioners have a duty to value each child's indivudial needs and likes.children have to experience something before they get a true understanding of what it is like. Example. For the setting to be effective, practitioners must challenge and support children's philosophies of their doings, practitioners muct get involved in the childs thinking process. The practitioner can then be attentive of what the child shows an interest in andhave knowledge of whast the child understands. This can support the children's thinking and extend their learning.
We have age limits and restriction on many things, but why does are education system expect these young kids to make the right choices, ask for help and develop good study habits on their own. Our education system needs a new approach to resolve these issues. Teachers and parents need to be held responsible, for how well these kids do in school. We need come up with a new plan so these students aren’t left lost and helpless. Flunking students can be used as a positive tool by our education system.
It is through these theories that we will gain more insight into the issues associated with school system-wide leadership (Knapp, et al, 2008, p. 35). This study will use these learning theories to illuminate the reasoning for educational reform, and inform the research obtained from the focus groups and interviews. These theories are vital to the study, because they are the basis for change and adaptability of people within professional environments. Organizational change refers to the learning of a collective, and how students
4) I remember in elementary teachers would tell me “You can be anything you want to even the President of the United States.” I know I’m sure not the President now, but that did not stop me from pursuing a higher education and moving forward. I believe if we don’t seize the changes we desire as kids or adults we still have the opportunity to get educated for a better future. Having the ability to read, write, and keep learning gives us a chance to carry on with our everyday day life. Can you imagine our lives without having the knowledge to do either of those? We would be stepped on or possibly be perceived as idiots.
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. Conforming is another evil of school because it makes us forced to learn things we really have no interest in and as Gatto states “its intention is to make children as alike as possible”(153). A lot of students use this excuse while they are in high school “when am I ever going to use this again in life” ill be honest I have said it before but I don't necessarily agree with these students because you need to build a base education before you figure out what you want your schooling to focus on. Kids change their minds everyday, I realized that I’m not quite sure I want to be an art major anymore, even being in the first couple of classes I knew it wasn’t for me