Reflective Journal Concepts of 21st century learning and teaching. If today we will teach our children using education from Industrial Age, it will never prepare them for the tasks and expectations of the 21st century world. According to Rotherham and Willingham (2009) to be successful in 21st century students will need “21st century skills” such as critical thinking, problem solving and complex analysis. Equipping students with capabilities that will help them to be lifelong learners is one of the most important goals to achieve in education now (ACARA, n.d.). As Bolstad et al.
Teaching and learning have been an important issue since human existed in this world. What is "teaching and learning?" According to the Oxford dictionary, "teaching" is the process to cause somebody to know or to be able to do something, and "learning" is the practice to gain knowledge and skill. In Paul Goodman' s opinion, the schools are only a therapeutic halfway house for young kids. And Ralph Waldo Emerson refers that "universities are, of course, hostile to geniuses."
In the Bus 475 Capstone Part 1, there will be different multiple choice questions that will be provided to the students to test their understanding. After it, the solutions are also provided to check the correctness. This course involves the learning of the concepts like five stage model of group development, language used to manipulate data, business communication, demand management policies, hierarchy of the organization, business environment, etc. There is a wide scope of learning such concepts as these will be useful in the near future career. The entire course will be covered in five weeks.
In the article, “Are We Becoming Cyborgs?” I think that touch a lot of good points. They mainly focus on the time we spend on the internet and the amount of internet user in the world. We might abuse the internet, but I think the internet helps your mind grow as well. Any question that pops in to our head can be answered within a matter of seconds. I believe we need to continue to learn the basics and not be introduced to the internet until high school.
CREATIVE SPARK TALK ANALYSIS 2 Creative Spark Talk Analysis Sir Kenneth Robinson an English author/educator and creativity expert gave a presentation for Creative Spark TED conference in 2006 titled, “How Schools Kill Creativity.” The presentation centers on the issue of the way children are being educated and how their creative abilities are being stunted. Robinson advocates for a radical change in education to foster and encourage creativity. How does Robinson’s talk illuminate some of the stages of creativity? Robinson begins his presentation by speaking about education and everyone's interest in education. He surmises that we are teaching children for what is happening now, and not for the future.
“ (Moore 141). While Moore focuses more on the advertising established into school and companies promoting themselves using schools, Gatto speaks more one the effect that this way of schooling creates the adults in the world. Also he explains how marketing on the school systems is keeping the adults nowadays very “childish” or young in the mind. (Gatto 149) According to Gatto if you strip children of all of their independence, and only develop their trivial emotions, they would never truly grow up. (Gatto 154).
It involves bringing the support services to the child (rather than moving the child to the services) and requires only that the child will benefit from being in the class (rather than having to keep up with the other students). Proponents of inclusion generally favor newer forms of education service delivery. There is only one child in the world and that child’s name is ALL children. —Carl Sandburg Advocacy for Inclusion Around the late 1980s a new term came to be used that described full participation of students with disabilities in regular education classrooms. Inclusive education means that all students in a school, regardless of their strengths or weaknesses in any area, become part of the school community.
Private-Schooled versus Public-Schooled Students’ Education Today, in the 21st century, children have the opportunity to attend different type of schools and learn through different educational methods, all included in the high ed. Level. Mostly depending on the parents' decisions, these kids are sent to a public school or a private school. Some say private-schooled students tend to be more respectful, have a higher knowledge, a better discipline, and a better opportunity to acquire a limited and privileged education that is not reachable for everyone today. Others think that public schools are a good way to experience what the real world is like, there are all different kinds of people which is always good as a lesson for the future; that it is easier to learn how to take care of yourself and become more independent.
We read the article, “We Should Cherish Our Children’s Freedom to Think” last week. The author Kie Ho uses his own experiences about his son’s thought and many examples to prove his point. He thinks that public education certainly is not perfect in America, but it is a great deal better than any other country. Children should be more liberal thinking, writing and imagining, rather than comply with the rules or follow the prescribed order of their parents and the execution of what adults say. Children’s creativity brings inspiration to adults, improves the act of education and makes the change to the world.
Language Acquisition: Addressing the Five Pillars of Reading Instruction Each year for the past 13 years, many members of the reading community have been surveyed by Reading Today for relevance of current reading topics in reading instruction; this year was no different. Literacy leaders in the International Reading Association (IRA) evaluated different aspects of reading instruction for their importance, influence and effectiveness in language acquisition. It was no surprise that three of the five pillars of reading instruction were identified as “hot” topics. Almost a decade ago, the Bush administration identified five important characteristics of reading instruction. They are comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, phonics and phonemic awareness.