Teaching in Saudi Arabia
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Teaching in Saudi Arabia
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(From CUR 8210 Discussion #3)
In America, both internal and external structures impinge on curriculum in, a decentralized system where authority is reserved to the states (Oliva & Gordon, 2013). Within this system, regional and international sectors who seek a change in the curriculum must do so through working within the state and local levels (Oliva & Gordon, 2013).
(From CUR 8210 Discussion #2)
Curriculum as a plan for learning experiences provides a vehicle for ordering and directing instruction and learning (Oliva & Gordon, 2013). In curriculum development, instructors and designers provide for the curriculum vehicle and seek to keep it running smoothly. This is achieved through curriculum planning, implementation, and evaluation (Oliva & Gordon, 2013).
(From CUR 8210 Discussion #1)
Historically difficult to define, curriculum lies in the shadows of an uncertain future for education (Oliva & Gordon, 2013). Oliva and Gordon (2013) suggest that curriculum is a set of subjects and content that are taught in school (p.4). Curricula can be sequenced and objective within a course of study, and since state certification laws do not exist, no certifiable field of curriculum exists either (2013).
(From CUR 8010 Discussion #2)
In February of 2002, American physician and NASA astronaut Mae Jemison, took to the TED stage to discuss the importance of revitalizing and bridging together the arts and sciences in education today. Dr. Jemison emphasized that the revolutionary world we live in and experience today is a product of the ideas and work from four or five decades ago, and thereby presents the question of how we as a society are contributing to the legacies of innovation today (Jemison, 2002).
(From CUR 8010 Discussion #1)
Since 2008, charter schools have doubled in number, while 4000 district public schools have closed (Casey, 2015). As education experts, researchers, parents, teachers, and communities alike endeavor to successfully educate and empower an increasingly diverse student body, the question of whether charter schools pose an existential threat to public education becomes a vital area in the debate of what determines an ideal American education system.
(From EDD 8124 Discussion #3)
Meaningful learning refers to understanding or comprehension (Ormrod, 2012). It occurs when students build the knowledge and cognitive processes needed for successful problem solving (Mayer, 2002). Meaningful learning involves substantive, non-arbitrary incorporation of concepts and propositions into cognitive structure (Novak, 2001).
(From EDD 7005 Discussion #10)
If media comparison studies are not worth doing, what are useful directions in learning with media? I feel that there exists a number of useful directions for research in learning with media.
(From EDD 7005 Discussion #9)
Media, indeed, do not influence learning. Students though, could take advantage of a particular medium’s characteristics to help construct knowledge (Kozma, 2012). Medium and method are part of the design of learning. Medium and method do maintain a relationship within design, with each affecting the other in accordance (Kozma, 2012).