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***** EDUCATION PERSPECTIVE As a f*****culty 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 that end, I would encourage *****s, including first semester freshmen, to consider every elective course as an opportunity to prepare them for their future. *****n ***** regard, I would counsel students to consider the relevance of ***** course with respect to anticipated career goals; in the case of ***** with little idea of the ultimate direction ***** their goals, I ***** 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 *****.

*****deally, I hope ***** have the opportunity to incorporate elements of Gardner's Multiple Intelligence approach by introducing my students ***** the concept of acquiring relevant knowledge through a bro*****der means of information transmission than the traditional passive learning in the lecture-based model. While primary ***** secondary school are ***** optimal settings for the fullest incorporation of ***** principles, college students can be encouraged to explore different types ***** media ***** help identify their greatest strengths. All too often, ***** 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 means of identifying untapped learning strengths. In some cases, ***** ***** have the first opportunity to explore the potential of suspected alternate modes of instruction with potential for *****.

Likewise, I would consider allowing students ***** propose 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 ***** objective tests. Other students ***** wish to explore the prospect of learning ***** same material from audio tapes where such material exists.

***** my opinion, the benefits of such an approach *****in the ***** environment is twofold: (1) it stimulates exploration capable of revealing greater ***** potential ***** achievable for particular students through ***** more lim*****ed traditional *****, ***** (2) it could conceivably help students whose mediocre academic performance belies their raw intelligence, as measured by diagnostic ***** testing. In my humble *****, the near-exclusive focus ***** ***** education on textbook-based learning allows a substantial number of students with considerable intellectual ***** to 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 ***** modes of instruction and ***** of practical experience.

Ultimately, I view my most important function as an educator to be the encouragement of my ***** ***** discover *****ir optimal learning mech*****ism, especially to the extent aspects ***** it lie outside the


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