Essay - Education - Statement Learning-centered Education Perspective as a Faculty Member...

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LEARNING*****CENTERED 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 ***** encourage students, including first semester freshmen, to consider every elective course as an opportunity to prepare them for their future. *****n ***** regard, I would counsel students ***** consider the relev*****ce of ***** course with respect to anticipated career goals; in the case of ***** ***** little idea of the ultimate direction of their goals, I ***** suggest that they view every academic course as an opportunity to ***** 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 to have the ***** to incorporate elements of Gardner's Multiple *****telligence approach by introducing my students to 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 *****d ***** explore different types ***** media to help identify their greatest strengths. All *****o often, students never have ***** opportunity to consider the possibility that alternate modes of instruction might increase their retention. For example, ***** would encourage students ***** propose alternate sources of comparable subject matter as a ***** of identifying unt*****pped learning strengths. In some *****s, students would have the first opportunity to explore the potential of suspected alternate modes of instruction with potential for *****.

*****, I would consider allowing ***** ***** ***** a legitimate video-based documentary on a topic ordinarily presented through traditi*****al 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 of learning ***** same material from audio tapes where such ***** exists.

In ***** opinion, the ********** of such an approach within the learning-centered environment is twofold: (1) it stimulates exploration capable of revealing greater ***** potential ***** achievable for particular students through ***** more lim*****ed traditional approach, and (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 of ***** education on textbook-based learning allows a substantial number ***** students w*****h considerable intellectual ***** ***** fall ***** the proverbial cracks of the modern *****al system. In many cases, students fail to reach their academic potential by virtue of ***** ***** relative ability ***** learn through ***** modes of instruction ***** ***** of practical experience.

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


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