Beren Robinson Field Study
The three-spine sticklebacks are one group of fish that inhabits lakes in the northern regions of North America, where lakes were formed after ice sheets that covered the region retreated. This group of fish has gone through a rapid period of speciation, with the species that inhabits the lakes of coastal British Columbia being the youngest species (Smith & Smith, 2009). Beren Robinson of the University of Guelph Department of Zoology primary focus was to find out if constraints posed by the difficult environments were partly the cause of the evolution of the three-spine sticklebacks. Robinson’s field study in in Cranby Lake in the coastal areas of British Columbia was an important study in the field of evolution, and will be further discussed here in. In the lakes where a pair of three-spine stickleback species is found, one species is found in open waters and feeds on the plankton in the open water zone, limnetic form, while the second species is found in shallower waters eating larger prey from the sediments and vegetation, benthic form. In the lakes where only one species occurs, the species are usually found to be intermediate in morphology and habitant to the limnetic and benthic (Smith & Smith, 2009). In Cranby Lake, Robinson was studying an intermediate species, the Gasterosteus aculeatus, when it was observed that individuals sampled from the open water habitat were morphologically different than those from the shallower waters (Smith & Smith, 2009). From this observation, Robinson hypothesized that “these individuals represented distinct phenotypes that are products of natural selection promoting divergence within the population” (Smith & Smith, 2009). To test his hypothesis, Robinson had to first discover if the morphological differences between the two was heritable and if the differences influenced the foraging efficiency. Robinson tested the first condition by...
...curriculum on student learning by comparing the results of pre- and post-tests or determining the relationship between the scores of the experimental group and those of control group on specified criteria.
Another evaluation technique is Intrinsic Evaluation which refers to the assessment of the educational program or the curriculum itself. In order to realize such an examination, we must procure information (1) about the pupil, including his mental capacity, socio-economic background, and past performance, (2) about the training and efficiency of the professional staff, and (3) about society’s values, culture, and problems. Other sources of data are school records, interview, and questionnaires.
Another technique is the Cost-Benefit Study of an educational program which is mainly the figuring out of the opportunity cost, that is, the cost of foregoing the next best alternative.
Marks of a Good Curriculum
Here are some marks of a good curriculum which may be sued as criteria for evaluation purposes.
I. A good curriculum is systematically planned and evaluated.
1. A definite organization is responsible for coordination planning and evaluation.
2. Steps in planning and evaluation are logically defined and taken.
3. Ways or workings utilize the contribution of all concerned.
II. A good curriculum reflects adequately the aims of the school.
1. The faculty has defined comprehensive educational aims.
2. The scope of the curriculum includes...
THE LEARNER’S DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT
LEARNER’S CHARACTERISTICS AND NEEDS
Name of FS Student: JOEL J. PATROPEZ
Course : BACHELOR OF ELEMENTARY EDUCATION Year and Section: 4A
Resource Teacher: ANITA R. AYONG Signature : _________________
Cooperating School: CALBAYOG PILOT CENTRAL SCHOOL
At the end of this activity, you will gain competence in differentiating the characteristics and needs of learners from the different developmental levels.
To reach your target, do the following tasks:
Observe 3 groups of learners from different levels (preschool, elementary, and high school).
Validate your observation by interviewing the learners.
Describe each of the learners based on your observation.
Compare them in terms of their interests and needs.
Use the activity form provided for you to document your observations.
AN OBSERVATION GUIDE FOR THE LEARNER’S CHARACTERISTICS
Read the following statements carefully. Then write your observation report on the provided space. Your teacher may also recommend another observation checklist if a more detailed observation is preferred.
1. Observe their gross motor skills. How they carry themselves. How they move, walk, run go up the stairs, etc.
2. Are gross movements clumsy or deliberate/smooth?
3. How about their fine motor skills? Writing, drawing, etc....
Experiencing the Teaching – Learning Process
FIELDSTUDY 2 Experiencing the Teaching – Learning Process
LOOKING THROUGH THE MEANINGFUL LEARNING EXPERIENCES
Name of FS Student:
Course: Year & Section:
Resource Teacher: Signature: _________________________
At the end of this activity, you will be able to identify the principles in teaching – learning activities, manuals and other instructional materials used by the teacher in selected subjects.
Learning how to apply the teaching principles in a classroom setting is something you aspire for. Initially, you would need to observe and describe how it is manifested in the real classroom.
To hit your Target, work your way through these steps:
Step 4. Reflect on your experience.
Step 3. List down the instructional materials used by the teacher to facilitate learning.
Step 2. Observe the cognitive, metacognitive, and motivational processes in the classroom.
Step 1. Observe at least three classes and describe the principles of teaching and learning used by the teacher.
As you visit a school and observe classes, use the activity forms to document your observation and write your insights or reflections.
Name of the School Observed: Krislizz International Academy
School Address: Capitol Hills Subd. Brgy Lapidario, Trece Martires, Cavite
...FIELDSTUDY 3 Technology in the Learning Environment
THE SCHOOL’s Learning Resource Center
Name of FS Student :_________________________________________
Course:___________________________________________________ Year and Section:________________
Resource Teacher: Signature _______________ Date ________________
Cooperating School Burgos Agro-Industrial School
At the end of this activity, you will be competent in identifying and classifying resources that facilitate teaching and learning process.
My Performance (How I Will Be Rated)
FieldStudy 1 Episode 1 – the school ‘s Learning Resource Center
Focused on: Identifying and classifying resources that facilitate teaching and learning resources.
All tasks were done with outstanding quality work exceeds
All or nearly all tasks were done with high quality
Nearly all tasks were done with acceptable quality
Fewer than half of tasks were done; or most objectives met but with poor quality
Analysis questions were answered completely; in dept answers thoroughly grounded on theories.
Exemplar grammar and spelling
Analysis questions were answered completely
Clear connection with theories
Grammar and spelling are...
...Bere Robinson FieldStudy Project
Beren Robinson FieldStudy Paper
BIO / 315
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Beren Robinson FieldStudy Paper
The fieldstudy by Beren Robinson is a brilliant study of three-spine sticklebacks, which is directly relate to the ecology evolution. The original findings of many researchers disagree with Robinson’s fieldstudy which is what struck me as odd. Robinson’s hypothesis stated that the three-spine sticklebacks have various types of natural selection that were able to support the discrepancy in the population. The variables in the study are a diet and environmental conditions. Ecologists use evidence and direct observation to enumerate results by using factual information from other studies and experiments preformed. “Robinson’s fieldstudy directly relates to evolution and natural selection this will be directly placed on about ecology. Robinson’s fieldstudy is said to alter variables of life span, growth rate, and body size to understand the evolution of the three-spine stickleback species” (Evolution, 2013).
“Ecologists use evidence...
English Composition 121
January 29, 2014
Senior FieldStudies showed me what it is like to live deep and suck the marrow out of life. I learned how to look at the world from a different angle and that life is not only black and white. Senior FieldStudies (SFS) is a program that high school students have the opportunity of taking their senior year, and it gets them out of the classroom and into the world. Senior FieldStudies is taught by two teachers Mark Leachman and Steve Porentas. These men have changed many lives. Mark started the program almost twenty-five years ago and it has been thriving ever since. SFS strives to show students the importance of learning through experience. From backpacking through Arizona’s cactus-filled desert to rafting ninety miles down the Green River in Utah, Senior FieldStudies has greatly influenced my life.
It was February of last year when my life was most significantly changed. I had a fourth-five pound pack on my back and my muddy hiking boots strapped to my feet. The sun scorching. Cacti surrounded my feet and towered like skyscrapers all around me. The simply beauty of my surroundings moved me in a way that is hard to explain, I was changed. When I looked around at the cacti covered hills I saw a new form of beauty. The familiarity of Douglas Firs...
...be fair enough to our students because I know how important is the role of a teacher to an individual as well as their education.
Indeed, I learn a lot in FS3 subject.
Ellvine Pia Bonocan
In this FS3 Subject, I learned a lot of things regarding our field which is MAPEH and how to apply it in the future. Through having an observation, I am now become more and more exposed in my profession as a teacher. I am very thankful because without this, I wouldn’t be able to explore and discover the life of being a teacher. Also, I learned different strategies in teaching and how to make the classroom become lively rather than to be bored. Through this exposure, I developed the skills in teaching and how to handle or manage a class.
This Fieldstudy helped me a lot to know more about teaching and to awaken me up that teaching is not an easy profession but we are the one who are molding the path of the students to become more equipped and be a better citizen in our country.
My group mates and I enjoyed so much in observing a class in a particular school and making and answering the different type of episodes. Those were a very great and helpful tool and experienced for me.
Annie Rose Calumpang
In this subject Fieldstudy give the students a chance to see the world (its cultures, diversity and realities) for themselves. As we work as a group, we shared what we are experiencing with the others. It...
The local enterprises are able to learn by watching, if the economic framework is appropriate (Bhagwati, 1994) it stimulates the investment in R&D(Bengoa and Robles, 2003).The amount of foreign direct investment increased significantly for developing economies during 1985 to 2000. The share of developing countries inworld FDI inflows and outflows has risen from 17.4% in 1985-90 to 26.1% during1995-2000. For Pakistan the amount of FDI inflows increased from $ 245 million in1990 to $ 4,273 million in 2006 (WDI indicators 2008).The developing countries all over the world strive to draw foreign direct investment by introducing regulatory reforms, and provision of more incentives for foreign investors as compared to domestic investors. In this situation it becomes imperative to analyze the relation between FDI and economic growth of the host country, and to assess the effect of FDI on economic growth of the host economy. The present paper tries to analyze and empirically estimate the effect of FDI on economic growth in Pakistan, using the conventional neo-classical production function where FDI is considered to be an additional input. The paper is structured as follows; Section 2 describes the review of the relevant literature, Section 3 explains the research methodology and design,section 4 discusses the findings of the study and section 5 gives conclusions and recommendations.
A number of...