Monthly Archives: November 2012

EDCI 500 Formative and Summative Assessment

Assessment is a hot topic in today’s discussion about what is wrong with American education. Many people see the summative assessment (standardized tests) is an ineffective way to gage student achievement. These people often voice their like for formative assessment … Continue reading

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EDCI 506 Curriculum and Instruction

This week in class we had a debate on the Common Core curriculum and whether or not it would beneficial for the whole country to adapt to one educational standard. It was obvious in the debate that there are benefits … Continue reading

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EDCI 506 Week 12 21st century learning

I like this video because it offers a unique, matter-of-fact perspective The DNA of current pedagogy The 21st century has been dubbed the information age. At first glance, one might think “schools convey information, so they must be prepared for … Continue reading

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EDCI 500 Maslow and Constructivism

Summary of Maslow’s Hierarchy A traditional classroom vs. a constructivist approach   1) Examine your motivation to learn. Using Maslow’s hierarchy, match each statement of a positive experience to a Maslow level, then decide whether it represents an internal or … Continue reading

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EDCI 506 Week 11 Blog

I like this video because it addresses that some teacher may have been taught to teach down the middle, but that is not necessarily right.   1. How is curriculum and instruction in a class for gifted students different from … Continue reading

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