Article 4: Piaget Implication for Teaching
The article based on Piaget implication for teaching is tied into his theory concept of intelligence. By forming questions such as how will this teaching method reach all students? Or what process does the learner need to develop a cognitive growth in the educational system? The article provides information towards the theoretical assumptions of Piaget`s theory on education. Such as Piaget`s believes that there are four components that is needed in order to have a foundation of mental development. The four components are having physical capabilities, experiencing hands- on activities from leaning aids or tools. Also having social interactions ...view middle of the document...
An example would be, if there was a student that always demonstrated good model behavior, then other students would see how they should either be behaving or responding to a situation in the classroom. Another one of Piaget`s passions that upraised in the article was how he strongly believed that each person had a unique way of learning. Piaget theory for teaching was that teachers need to individualize learning experiences so that each student can be working on their own level. Also provide a variety of different experiences in the classroom instead of the same structure routine. Due to the fact that each person structures learning situations in terms of their own schemas, there is no way that two or more people will have the same meaning or viewpoint (Webb, 1980, p. 93).
After reading Piaget cognitive development viewpoint towards teaching and from a student point of view I ‘am to say that I agree with his implication for teaching. I strongly agree that each individual has their own unique way of learning. From my own experience, in the class there was multiple times where I couldn’t gasp a chapter or a concept. I had to learn my own study method and discover how I process information. For future implications in the classroom I would like to try to have a wider variety of experiences or tasks instead of having the same structure routine during the week. I also think social interaction is an important element to improve cognitive development as well.
Article 5: Mixing Science with School Teaching
This article explains that the number of college students majoring in science in the UK as well as in United States is decreasing more than any other major. A main concern that is described in the article is that science teachers are not properly trained, so it’s suggested that scientist become teachers. The key element is that students will overall be having an advantage in the classroom by having a scientist as a teacher. Being role models of the science community, and having prior experience and being able to provide career advice for any students interested in the field.
The article is based on a Vicky Taylor who created an organization with other scientist to go to local schools and teach science to the students. Taylor moments with the young girls happened during an outreach visit to a local primary school (Peplow, 2004, p. 286). All of this started when a little girl told Vicky that only men were scientist. Vicky was determined to not only educate students but to shed light on the fact that there is still gender bias towards the subject of science. The old myth that only men are good in math and science still exists. The end results are successful, because students are more engaged in class and wanting to participate in experiments. Researchers can make school science lessons more meaningful and might help to reverse the decline numbers physics students and teachers (Peplow, 2004, p. 287).
The scientist Vicky Taylor believes...