Following reading the article, "Why are schools brainwashing our children?", by Cynthia Reynolds, here are the things I learned, connections I made, and questions I have. From this reading and our discussion last week, I have realized that my education style features a strong social justice orientation and that I am excited to breach social … Continue reading Week Nine Blog Post
Following reading the Historical Dimensions of Canadian Education article, I was surprised that only a century ago, “most people had little if any formal schooling” (53) because today it is assumed that without schooling beyond grade school there are few occupations with livable wages available. Also, that at the beginning of public education, school boards … Continue reading Week Eight Blog Post
This week through the reading, I learned how grateful I should be for everything I have. I grew up very fortunate in a middle-to-upper-middle-class family with strictly white European roots. Growing up I never worried about whether there would be food on the table and whenever I needed new shoes or clothes we would always … Continue reading Week Seven Blog Post
"Beyond Developmentalism?" by Valerie Walkerdine Walkerdine states that prior to the beginning of formal schooling, there was no distinction between childhood and adulthood. It was only once this distinction was made that we began considering the development of the child and therefore began formal schooling, a fact I was unaware of. "Nourishing the learning spirit: … Continue reading Week Six Blog Post
Three things I learned this chapter were that with observational learning, allowing students to look over the teacher’s shoulder, like the vantage point the student would have while practicing, makes observational learning easier through this practice would work best with visual based work, for example, mathematics or science. I also learned vicarious experiences, like watching … Continue reading Week Four Blog Post
The first thing I learned in this chapter was that early maturation has negative, sometimes long-term, effects on both girls through “lower achievement in school, drug and alcohol abuse, unplanned pregnancy, suicide, and greater risk of breast cancer in later life,” and for boys, early maturation is associated with “more delinquent behaviour [and puts boys] … Continue reading Week Three Blog Post
The first thing I learned was that "for most left-handers, and for females on average, there is less hemispheric specialization altogether" (29). I found this interesting as in my earlier high school psychology course, I had learned that typically the two hemispheres of the brain are used to perform different functions but I did not … Continue reading Week Two Blog Entry
Throughout the semester, I have had the pleasure of reading and commenting on my classmate's blog posts! It was really interesting following along with the progress of my classmate's Learning Projects or hearing their similar or differing opinions on our assigned blog posts. I have had many classmates contribute to my learning and I to … Continue reading Lending a Helping Hand, As Much As I Can!
Now that I have completed my learning project, here is a look from week one to week seven! First, I chose my learning project, which was to learn to play acoustic guitar with an end goal of playing Riptide by Vance Joy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqlyIlpV-eA Then, in my first lessons, I learned the E minor, A sus2, … Continue reading My Learning Project Overview
Hey guys! Here I am at the finish line. I have learned all of the chords to Riptide by Vance Joy It was actually a lot harder to play than I thought it would be. That being said, here is the video I used to learn Riptide on YouTube through Marty Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8Bi_-VitS0 I found it … Continue reading I Finally Made It!