My Ideal Classroom

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My Ideal Classroom within my Ideal School

Student Name: Sumera Baakza

PGCE International – Dubai 5 (Education) (UK) (12-13)

Module 1 Assignment

Tutor Name: Ms. Alison Day

Table of Contents

Introduction 4 Globalization & the IT Invasion - Are we ready? 5 My Ideal School 6 Core Values of My Ideal School……………………… 6 The Ideal Curriculum for My Ideal School……… 7 * The Curriculum Aims……………………………..7 * The Curriculum Content………………………..8

My Ideal Pedagogy………………………………………...9

My Ideal Classroom 11 The Classroom Layout………………………………………11 Pupil Grouping…………………………………………………13

Improving Classroom Practice 13 Conclusion 14 References 15 Introduction

“We want all young people to have a successful life. This means success in worthwhile activities and relationships which they have freely engaged in and which they pursue wholeheartedly.” (White, 2007: 26) I wholly agree with Professor John White and believe that the main purpose of the educational system should be to promote and assist in the development of well-rounded individuals who are capable of embracing the challenges of living in a modern society. In the past decade the world has experienced, what Drucker calls a “transformation”. The transition from the Industrial Age to the Knowledge Age requires one to take a fresh look at the very purpose of education. (Trilling and Hood 2001: 9). In view of this transformation, I will begin this paper by looking at the implications on the Education System of the so-called Knowledge Age and the need to redefine the essential purpose, scope and process of education to suit the needs of the future generations. After establishing the need for educational reform, I will present to you my view of, “The Ideal School”. I will look into the core values of my ideal school, the curriculum aims, content and organization and the teaching pedagogy that will enable my ideal school to fulfil its objectives. Based on the tenets of, “My Ideal School”, this paper will than look into what will effectively translate as, “My Ideal Classroom”. I will focus on a foundation stage classroom as the premise for my paper. This section will identify the design of the classroom,...
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