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Education - Statement

LEARNING*****CENTERED EDUCATION PERSPECTIVE As a faculty member, I would try to incorporate learning-centered college concepts in***** my classroom as much ***** possible and in particularly in any manner that facilitated student motivation directly. Toward ***** end, I would encourage students, including first semester freshmen, to consider every elective course as an opportunity to prepare them for their future. ********** that regard, I would counsel students to consider the relev*****ce of ***** course with respect to anticipated career goals; in the case of students ***** little idea of the ultimate direction ***** their goals, I would suggest that they view every academic course as an opportunity to consider potential areas of related *****terest. In principle, I would caution against selecting courses without at least some very general idea of what relevance or potential relevance it may have with respect to future professional or advanced educational *****.

Ideally, I hope to have the opportunity ***** incorporate elements of Gardner's Multiple *****telligence approach by introducing my students to ***** concept of acquiring relevant knowledge through a broader means of information transmission than the traditional passive learning in the lecture-based model. While primary ***** secondary school are the optimal settings for the fullest incorporation of ***** principles, college students can be *****d to explore different types of media to help identify their greatest strengths. All too **********, ***** never have ***** opportunity to ***** the possibility that alternate modes of instruction might increase their retention. For example, I would encourage students to propose alternate sources of comparable subject matter as a me*****ns of *****ing untapped ***** strengths. In some *****s, students would have the first opportunity to explore the potential ***** suspected alternate ***** of instruction with potential ***** *****m.

Likewise, I would consider allowing students ***** ***** a legitimate video-based documentary on a topic ordinarily presented through traditional textbook and lecture presentation about Cold War geopolitics could substitute a qualifying video documentary in preparation for objective tests. Other students may wish to explore the prospect ***** learning the same material from audio tapes where such material exists.

***** ***** opinion, ***** ********** of such an approach *****in the ***** environment is twofold: (1) it stimulates exploration capable of revealing greater academic potential than achievable for particular students through the more limited traditional approach, ***** (2) it could conceivably help students whose mediocre academic performance belies their raw intelligence, as measured ***** diagnostic intelligence testing. In my humble *****, the near-exclusive focus ***** trad*****ional education on textbook-based learning allows a substantial number of ***** with considerable intellectual potential ***** fall through the proverbial cracks ***** the modern *****al system. In many cases, students fail to reach their academic potential by virtue of ***** ***** relative ability ***** learn through different modes of instruction and ***** of practical experience.

*****, I ***** my most important function as an educator to be the encouragement of my ***** to discover their ***** learning mechanism, especially to the extent aspects ***** it lie outside the


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