My personal philosophy for using technology in education.

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   I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating environment in which to learn. In light of this we need to keep in mind that the twenty first century learners are technology savvy , as a result it will be very effective to involve technology in there learning.  I am therefore compelled to include technology in the lessons that I will teach. With my determination to help in increasing the passes at the cxc level, I will move with the revolution and expose my students to as much technology as possible, technology such as Virtual classrooms, epistemic games, simulators and global learning software. This will in turn help students to be intrinsically motivated and also stimulate their passion for learning.  This will also bring out lev vygotsky’s  zone of proximal  development  which describes the gap between  a student’s ability to perform a task under adult guidance and/or with peer collaboration and the student’s ability to solve the problem independently.

I also see myself as a guide for the students whom I will be teaching. When I play the role of a guide, providing access to information rather than acting as the primary source of information, the students’ search for knowledge is met as they learn to find answers to their questions and this is in tandem with the constructivist view.  I am also committed to provide students with the opportunities to study things that are meaningful and relevant to their life and interests. Technology will form the base of the lessons that I will teach and put the learner in their comfort zone.  I am a dedicated person and I will always strive to be the best educator that I can be.

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My personal philosophy for using technology in education.

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   I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating environment in which to learn. In light of this we need to keep in mind that the twenty first century learners are technology savvy , as a result it will be very effective to involve technology in there learning.  I am therefore compelled to include technology in the lessons that I will teach. With my determination to help in increasing the passes at the cxc level, I will move with the revolution and expose my students to as much technology as possible, technology such as Virtual classrooms, epistemic games, simulators and global learning software. This will in turn help students to be intrinsically motivated and also stimulate their passion for learning.  This will also bring out lev vygotsky’s  zone of proximal  development  which describes the gap between  a student’s ability to perform a task under adult guidance and/or with peer collaboration and the student’s ability to solve the problem independently.

I also see myself as a guide for the students whom I will be teaching. When I play the role of a guide, providing access to information rather than acting as the primary source of information, the students’ search for knowledge is met as they learn to find answers to their questions and this is in tandem with the constructivist view.  I am also committed to provide students with the opportunities to study things that are meaningful and relevant to their life and interests. Technology will form the base of the lessons that I will teach and put the learner in their comfort zone.  I am a dedicated person and I will always strive to be the best educator that I can be.

Actively involve the learner in the teaching learning process.

Another objective of effective teaching is task involvement.  It is prudent to actively involve the learner in the teaching learning process. With this in mind, constructivism holds that learning is an active process and also making curriculum plans which enhances students, logical and conceptual growth. With learning being an active process and if the teacher is working in tandem with the constructivist view, this will engage the students in the teaching and learning process.  With the learner being actively involved there is a better chance of retaining the information that is being conveyed. We can take for example a teacher, teaching in a practical area, like industrial technology. It is always easy to verbally tell the students how to perform a task like welding. By applying constructivism the teacher will take the students in the welding area and  conduct demonstrations using the various types of welding and then give the students the opportunity to perform a welding task by them self. While the students are welding the teacher will effectively guide them through the process and make the necessary adjustments if they are not performing the task correctly.  In this case the students will be actively involved in the task at hand while the necessary adjustments are being made to ensure that they are learning the correct way to perform a welding operation.

 

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Applying the humanistic Theory of Learning

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Provide students with Instructional Variety!!!!

     As it relates to instructional variety, the constructivist approach provides the perfect opportunity to achieve this.  But what is instructional variety? It is considered as the use of a wide raImagenge of strategies and learning activities.  Let’s put this into perspective with the use of an example which entails a teacher instructing students in a biology class. Create a mental picture of this teacher teaching the students about the digestive system. By applying the constructivism approach the teacher will present the material in several ways whether it be directly telling the students how the system work, question the students to ascertain how much they know and what they need to know, allowing  them to uncover the function of the system in groups,  or allow the students to conduct a research. The above mention scenario is quintessential to constructivism meeting the objective of instructional variety.  This example shows the variety of ways in which the teacher could have presented the material to the students, and this is holding true to what constructivism is all about “making learning an active process.”