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Saturday, June 21, 2014

A1 CT - Cluster test scores and reflection for course ED5410

Cluster test:
Legend key to topics:  Difficult /  Educationally Challenging  /  Enlightening    

test score
1 - Learning, Teaching, and Educational Psychology
This cluster allowed me to understand what is required to become someone that provides “good teaching” to my students.
2 - Cognitive Development
I have a better understanding of how cognitive development happens using the views of Piaget and Vygotsky.
3 - The Self, Social, and Moral Development
It is important to understand the physical development of children.  The theory Bronfenbrenner described using his theory using the bioecological model represents this well.  
4 - Learner Differences and Learning Needs
Understanding multiple intelligence covered by Gardners theory was key to grasping this concept.  It is essential to offer students lessons that incorporate their different intelligences.
5 - Language Development, Language Diversity, and Immigrant Education
Learning about the importance of how language is acquired and developed to support children is key to teaching them.   
6 - Culture and Diversity
The classrooms of today incorporate many cultures and as educators we are responsible to include them in our lessons and classroom environments.
7 - Behavioral Views of Learning
Key to understanding how Skinner's Operant Conditioning can be used in a classroom to manage behaviors.   
8 - Cognitive Views of Learning
Remembering how different areas of memory allow for learning to occur.  Develop students understanding of how their memory works so they can accomplish learning information.
9 - Complex Cognitive Process
Grasp how different learning strategies are needed to reach all students.  
10 - The Learning Sciences and Constructivism
Learn how knowledge is constructed and how Vygotsky’s Social Constructivism is an important part of understanding knowledge.  
11 - Social Cognitive Views of Learning and Motivation
Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory illustrated how observational learning is essential for children.  The importance of self-efficacy and self-regulated learning.
12 - Motivation in Learning and Teaching
Relating the needs of students to what motivates them.  Understanding the five approaches used to motivate others in education.  
13 - Creating Learning Environments
Including organization, creating and maintaining positive learning environments, dealing with discipline problems and the need for communication in the classroom.   
14 - Teaching Every Student
Ensure planning to offer differentiated instruction is done to reach every child’s needs.   
15 - Classroom Assessment, Grading, and Standardized Testing
Provide testing that is authentic and measurements are both reliable and valid.
This course offered many topics that challenged me to think about the material being covered.  Some educational challenges were to have an open view and understand or relate to some of the different theory's being learned and how they impact students.  It was enlightening to learn why students learn the way that they are able to.  How they process information and can retrieve it for future transfer to learn additional information.  

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