Paradigm Evaluation of Learning Environments
Grand Canyon University: EDA 575
June 22, 2011
State assessments measure students learning|Standardized testing initiated by NCLB helps ensure all public school students, no matter where they go to school, receive a quality education|Students learning cannot be assessed by state test.|Students create year long portfolios and apply test questions to real life situations because higher order thinking and skills such as teamwork, collaboration and moral character cannot be measured by standardized test.|
All students have the ability to learn|varying instructional approaches to match the learning styles of students, differentiating instruction, providing access to high-quality preschool programs|Not all students are capable of learning|According to Tashlik (2010), nonacademic obstacles can have a profound effect on academic performance such as pregnancies, family crisis, illnesses and ets. |
Education is ever-changing|The traditional teaching methodologies (e.g., lectures and tests) are becoming obsolete in a world that encourages people to think critically and creatively. New forms of pedagogy, active learning, self-guided instruction, and group work are transforming teaching approaches, moving them away from traditional lectures to passive audiences(Leverett, 2010). Education has changed by inclusion classes, mandated state testing, elimination of corporal punishment and prayer. The biggest shifts have been in how information is presented as many schools[->0] start pushing out more multimedia content.|Education has stayed the same, the students have changed|Increased number of special education students, non -traditional family households, and violence in schools. Extremely high cases of bully incidents. Rising number of drop -out rates which causes a drop in college enrollment.... [continues]
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