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In the largest of senses, both streams of inquiry are needed in the field of andragogy. Lindeman and Thorndike did not suggest streams that were mutually exclusive with one another. Thorndike...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2013 12:59 pm UTC

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Philosophy can be an academic discipline, where various viewpoints are compared and contrasted, but more important for teachers is an educational philosophy, a fairly thoroughly considered...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2016 10:39 pm UTC

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Of course, different people will have different ideas about what is good and bad about the national government’s education policies. From my perspective, the biggest positive aspect of the...

Latest answer posted March 28, 2013 10:49 pm UTC

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When selecting the core reading list for English or literature classes, there are certain criteria that are used, including the book's theme, its length, its content, its use of language, and...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2013 5:26 pm UTC

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Several approaches to teaching have been identified and briefly explained below. Inquiry-Based Learning During inquiry-based learning, a question or problem or prompt is posed. Students use...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2016 1:45 pm UTC

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Facilitation is a style of teaching or leadership that puts the learner, employee, or group at the center of the process. To take teaching as an example, traditional teaching is directive and...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2021 8:21 am UTC

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I think that a Physical Education class could be a great setting to foster student development of habits of mind. One example could be when teaching the habit of persistence. In teaching a skill...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2015 7:10 pm UTC

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Workshop model for teaching is one that has been popular for the past few years. The essence is that by using careful grouping strategies, students can benefit from one another. If you have general...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2013 1:07 pm UTC

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I could not find who said this quote, but I was able to find the quote attributed to a nameless teacher in an article titled "Do teachers think that methods are dead?" written by David Bell. The...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2021 2:27 am UTC

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Probably the most interesting area for all young people is: What do grown-ups mean by “the future”? This question comes in many forms, such as speculation about possibilities (What can I grow up to...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2016 12:12 am UTC

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“Cum Laude” is Latin for “with honors”, and in high schools and colleges, it takes a great grade point average to become one. A student needs to maintain at least a 3.5 grade point average or...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2016 8:46 pm UTC

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There is a definite argument to be made here that the increased reliance on technology makes the classroom more relevant to the lives of students. This argument is predicated on the idea that as...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2012 2:51 pm UTC

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The main benefit of using technology in teaching is that it enables the teacher to present information in a variety of ways. The main disadvantage is that it is costly in set-up and maintenance,...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2013 3:17 am UTC

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Effective communication with a professor during remote learning is critical to making sure you understand how to excel in the class. It is also important for making sure that your professor knows...

Latest answer posted August 24, 2020 7:43 pm UTC

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One general problem with the United States as a country is that it tends to be extremely insular, in part due to its size and in part due to its culture. The first major step in preparing for life...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2018 1:08 pm UTC

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The term "andragogy" was originally coined in the nineteenth century to refer to adult education. The term "pedagogy" is Greek, meaning, literally "the leading of children", from the Greek word...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2015 12:53 am UTC

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The intrapersonal style of learning lies at the core of what Malcolm Knowles envisioned as a major part of the andragogical model. Knowles believed that adults learn as a result of a "reservoir of...

Latest answer posted July 29, 2013 11:08 am UTC

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In my first year of teaching in an elementary school, I had an old veteran teacher assigned as a mentor. Part of her job was to observe the interaction between myself and the students. The school...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2020 11:19 am UTC

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There is a growth of understanding in the field of adult education and adult learning. I tend to think that part of this rests in the realization that as the job setting and marketplace endures...

Latest answer posted July 15, 2013 1:35 pm UTC

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This question is an open-ended question, and you may certainly disagree with Sandra McKay; however, she does make a good point. A key to successfully using literature in an English as a secondary...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2020 12:47 pm UTC

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Content knowledge is important in the field of education for two main reasons. First, content knowledge is important because it is one of the main things that teachers are trying to impart to their...

Latest answer posted December 1, 2012 3:15 am UTC

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Andragogy is the theory and practice of education for adults. In contrast pedagogy is the theory and practice of education for children. The concept was introduced by German Alexander Kapp but...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2015 6:38 am UTC

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Different scholars of education can define the term “curriculum” in many different ways. Some people argue that it covers all of the ways in which students gain knowledge, understanding, and...

Latest answer posted September 10, 2013 9:09 pm UTC

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This is indeed a very interesting question to ask. In order to help you answer this question, I would first of all suggest to focus on the fact that not all students are the same. Each student will...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2020 10:17 am UTC

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Ah, I would not say our educational system is "broken." It does a very decent job of preparing students for the real world, the world beyond the classroom. I think part of the issue here is that...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2013 9:51 pm UTC

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The article "Teaching Children Using a Total Physical Response (TPR) Method: Rethinking" by Handoyo Puji Widodo focuses on explaining a method of teaching English as a foreign language. As...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2020 5:55 pm UTC

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Paulo Freire is the father of what we now call the "flipped" classroom. He believed that students could not be passive receptacles in their learning, but needed to take an active role in every...

Latest answer posted May 6, 2017 3:59 am UTC

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Non-formal education becomes especially important as higher education costs rise and student debt levels increase as well. Formal education entails programs of study that lead to degrees. One can...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2019 7:49 pm UTC

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The alphabetic principle is the understanding that letters represent sounds. This leads to the understanding that words are composed of letters and groups of letters that represent sounds. In...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2013 11:31 pm UTC

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Theory and practice are strongly connected in the field of education. Essentially, theoretical ideas are validated only through practice. Given how education is rooted in the development of a...

Latest answer posted September 14, 2013 10:17 pm UTC

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I think that Lindeman was ahead of his time on what constitutes adult education. Lindeman understood that the concept of a being a life long learner has to embrace the realm of adult education as...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2013 11:17 pm UTC

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Though this question is long past, I need to comment on this as I volunteer at a shelter for homeless youth. Many of these young people are in school or trying to stay there. As a teacher, we...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2015 12:59 pm UTC

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There are two aspects to this question. It asks why cooperative learning is effective and it asks why cooperative learning is essential. Let us take each of these aspects in turn. Cooperative...

Latest answer posted August 26, 2013 7:06 pm UTC

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There are a number of reasons for this. Let us look at two of the most important. First, technology is here to stay because it can do a great deal to make teaching and learning easier. Through...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2012 2:12 am UTC

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For non-native speakers of English, poetry provides a special challenge. This is because it is a hallmark of poetry to jolt readers' awareness through the use of unusual words and syntaxes, as well...

Latest answer posted June 27, 2020 6:53 pm UTC

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I am in favor of using literature in the EFL classroom. Admittedly, this comes with difficulties. Even native speakers can have trouble with the more complex syntax and idiomatic usages in literary...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2020 12:42 pm UTC

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Test validity is one of the most important ideas in educational assessments. Anyone preparing a test must be certain that the test is valid. This is particularly true given the extreme importance...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2012 2:09 am UTC

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In the past several decades, more adults worldwide have chosen to further their education or change careers. Both choices require more classroom hours, and until recently, adults have had to sit...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2013 12:55 am UTC

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In today’s globalized world, there are two reasons why teaching students about diversity and citizenship is important and significant. First, this is important in a pragmatic sort of a way. What...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2013 6:53 pm UTC

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Year-round education, or YRE, has the possibility of improving the lives of students by allowing for multiple fifteen-day breaks throughout the school year, in addition to normal holiday breaks....

Latest answer posted November 16, 2019 5:04 pm UTC

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In the 21st century, the economy has become so complex and so dependent on knowledge that education for all people is more important than ever. 50 years ago (and even more recently) there were...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2013 3:56 pm UTC

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The issue here is one of values and of putting those values into practice. Curriculum inevitably grows out of a culture’s prevalent values. Contemporary education critics associated with...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2017 1:34 pm UTC

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To me, it sounds like you have already identified the major issue. There does not seem to be a structural issue at play here. There is nothing inhibiting you from finding academic success. It is...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2013 10:10 am UTC

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ESEA is a government initiative that began back when Lyndon B. Johnson was president and declared a "War on Poverty". The economic situation was hurting the average American student, for which the...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2013 8:04 pm UTC

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Although three separate concepts, education, learning and guidance can be seen together almost all the time in terms of academic mission, vision, and goals. This is because the three combined...

Latest answer posted September 6, 2013 5:06 pm UTC

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Lindeman's assumptions regarding androgagy and learning, in general, were transformative. They sought to see what is and make it into what can and what should be. Lindeman's theories strike at...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2013 1:45 pm UTC

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Test validation is the process of making sure that a test that we give our students really measures what it is supposed to measure. In making educational assessments, we are typically supposed to...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2012 1:45 pm UTC

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A comprehensive technology classroom is one in which technology is a planned, integral part of the instructional program. There are several ways technology can become an integral component of the...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2013 4:12 pm UTC

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origination: the place where or action of something taking its origin or rise; its beginning; it start. "School origination" refers a point of beginning or authorization of something related to...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2013 10:03 pm UTC

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I think that data collection techniques need to integrate with modern construction of teaching and learning. Right now, so much of modern teaching and learning is animated by data driven...

Latest answer posted March 11, 2013 9:28 am UTC

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