Why I joined the Ei Community
Thoughts on experiential education
Thoughts on higher education in general
As you can see from the breakdown of the question, I am an analyst. I have been schooled in the school of schooling to take things apart in order to gain understanding; to formulate a working knowledge of concepts in order to cogitate how things work. I wonder if I’ve always learned this way or if systems’ thinking plasticized my brain via conformity. Irregardless, there is one thing I know about the brain in my 20 plus years of studying it and that is this. Multi-sensory experiences or experiential education equals higher order or deeper learning. Period. Without it, our brain is on an isolated quest to create connections amidst ambiguity and competition for attention while imploring the always time consuming trial and error method of making sense of it all. It’s like working a thousand piece puzzle and trying all 999 pieces until you find a match and then starting all over again with piece number 2. You would eventually complete the puzzle but at what expense. However when we introduce the strategy of experiential learning into the equation, we now have a scenerio where a rich network of knowledge exists; multiple pathways to comprehension, application, and analysis equaling Level 3 learning. In other words, we have opened the puzzle box and huge sections of the puzzle have been left together so that we can quickly and easily find where the missing pieces belong, resulting in working smarter versus harder.
How does this apply to education? One common misconception about the learning process is that as we age our brain assimilates new information, information it has never been introduced to before, easily and quickly. The assumption is that as we age we have more life experiences than we did as a child and stronger neural interconnections increasing both recall and application of the learning. Quite the opposite is true. While it is true that through...
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for developing managers:
a practical model
Dean E. Frost and Valerie Wallingford
Department of Business Administration,
Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minnesota, USA
Received November 2011
Accepted June 2012
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to create a practical system for assessing the need for
developmental opportunities for management development while functioning on the job and to assist
managers in selecting from those opportunities. This includes assessment strategies, discussion of
developmental patterns, and potential gains in organizational commitment and managerial
Design/methodology/approach – A model is proposed for connecting previously established
management competencies to developmental opportunities in the manager’s current task and group
Findings – Self-assessment instruments are presented for general management competencies and for
task structure with notes on how managers, their supervisors and/or mentors might complete those
ratings, in order to then use the proposed action model for learning/development.
Practical limitations – The potential impact of managerial coaching processes or diversity in
organizational cultural contexts on the use of this model are noted.
Social implications – Improved managerial competencies...
...Importance of Music in
Ilocos Norte's Culture and Traditions
In partial fulfillment in the
Mark Bernard T. Duerme
Music and culture cannot be separated because how can a culture survive without music? Music makes a traditions and practice meaningful. Music has always been an integral part of Ilocano way of life. In this exposition I will connect my research paper in Confucius’ wisdom especially in his own concept about Music. In which, I will try to connect this concept of Confucius in the importance of music in the culture and traditions in our province (Ilocos Norte).
Music for Confucius is that:
“Music rises from the human heart when the human heart is touched by the external world. When touched by the external world, the heart is moved, and therefore finds its expression in sounds. These sounds echo, or combine with, one another and produce a rich variety, we have rhythm”.
Music was come from our hearts in which we expressed our emotions through music by listening to music or playing the musical instruments so that we can express our emotions. If we are happy we express our emotions through a happy kind of music and if we are feeling sad we express our sorrow through a melodious or a sad music. As Confucius stated that I recently quote that Music rises from the heart.
We can create music through what we...
...Technology Impact on HigherEducation
Shoong Wai Kin
Master in Information Communication Management
18 November 2012
Evaluation of Technology Impact on HigherEducation
The important role played by ICT (Information and Communication Technology) in today’s world cannot be denied by anyone, whether it is in the corporate world, social, home and so on. Technology has changed the way on how universities teach and how the students learn. The advancement and pervasiveness of ICT in the 21st century and in the world today means that many nations have been relying on technology to handle and address many arising challenges faced in the education field. Some literature reviews were done in this paper where we would look into the needs of learners today, what and how they learn, how ICT could be used in learning, the new culture of learning through online learning and virtual classroom, how e-learning was accepted among the learners and what were the barriers to ICT implementation in highereducation institutions.
Peter and Hong (2011) pointed out that in the past few decades; there have been great changes in education, especially to those economical advanced countries. The arising issues of massification, internationalization, diversification...
Teaching faculties of Public and Private Universities
HigherEducation Institutions (HEI)
NTS also contributes in human resource development (HRD) by organizing training and capacity building workshops. Realizing the fact that in Pakistan no proper institute exist to impart training on an internationally recognized and standardized testing / examination paper construction and marking techniques, NTS in collaboration withHigherEducation Commission (HEC) has designed a series of workshops for teaching faculties of Public and Private Sector universities and HigherEducation Institutions of the country.
The overall objective of the workshops is to acquaint universities and HEI faculty members with the pre-steps in student's evaluation in semester system and effective test item constructions techniques. The main objectives of the workshops are:
• To acquaint participants with test and evaluation paper development techniques in a specified subject.
• To enable participants with knowledge, skills and techniques of efficient paper marking.
For the purpose, NTS and HEC have developed a training module on “Effective Test Item Construction Techniques” by engaging educational/ psychometric experts from various faculties of HEC affiliated universities/ educational institutions. The objectives of the module are to:
1. Align assessment...
...Tomlinson’s definition that is, ‘wants are more important than needs’. By the time students fail in having high motivation it generally results in no space for a specific learning goal. When teachers are unsuccessful in engaging students mentally and emotionally they usually become thwarted. In addition to this if students have no resultative motivation that means setting individual goals based on exam scores, English language learning and teaching turns out to be suffering and hopeless time period which all good expectations face with misery. Since the learning chain is defused, especially a great amount of average language learners fails in language learning progress. An important number of students seem to be unsuccessful not because of their capability or level of intelligence but because of inefficient motivation and the classroom applications, techniques. Teachers are in charge of providing motivation and using the right method to motivate and ease language learning in the classroom. However as most of the planning for teaching is done by global coursebooks regardless of local and individual needs, teachers become unsuccessful. On the contrary a motivated individual makes an effort to learn the language (i.e. does his homework, participates in class, etc.) wants to learn the language, and will enjoy learning the language (Gardner, 2001).
At this point, we can say that there is a...
...University of Derby
Derby Business School
ExperientialLearning as a Development Tool
Student ID #: 100276485
November 29, 2012
The focus of this assignment is to critical outline the values of experientiallearning as a staff development tool.ExperientialLearning
Everyone learns, but each person learns in a different way or style. Learning is the gaining of knowledge and skill. Experientiallearning is the process of learning from an experience, a hands-on approach. Kolb (1984) defines experientiallearning as the process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of the experience. The experience is the source of the learning and the development (Kolb 1984). “Process” is a key term because learning from only an experience or by lecture alone isn’t complete. Kolb (1984) has proposed a 4-stage experientiallearning theory because the experience alone isn’t a complete tool for learning.. The 4 stages are concrete experience (feeling), reflective observation (watching), abstract conceptualization (thinking) and active experimentation (doing)...
ROLL NUMBER – 0858
Roll allocation is done in order
to achieve a common goal and
in agreement & in accordance
of every member’s strength.
Team leaders/Supervisors on
the ground level needs to
implement and execute the
process which requires taking
Overall allocation needs
understanding his team at the
Managerial level and staff level
initiative to achieve the
Number game :Allocating each and every member for certain areas for
getting work done easy and in time limit was a must.
Cob web :Initiative from female members to be allowed to be
carried from one side to another which in India is still an
issue to be dealt with.
Bomb disposal:All the members had to understand their own strengths
and had to take initiative to take responsibilities
accordingly to complete the task for the whole team.
Daily important activities
to be assigned according
to the strengths of staff
Personally meeting the
franchise heads to come to
a HMM (Holistic Margin
Briefing the MODs on the
importance of taking
initiative which would
affect their career growth.
October 19, 2013
Have you ever imagined what it would be like to counsel a character from your favorite movie? Have you ever wondered what approach you would use to try and solve their problems instead of watching it on television? As a mental health counselor, clients depend on us as their last hope for answers to the issues they may be dealing with. However, we don’t possess the answers but only solutions that can help a client themselves cope and deal with their issue. In this essay I will discuss what it is like to counsel the character Remy from the movie “HigherLearning” (Singleton, 1995). I will give an overview of the movie and character, the presenting issues of the character, my approach and role to counseling the character, and the characters cultural framework influence on why I chose to intervene to counsel him.
Students from different countries, races, social and culture background are forced to integrate with each other when they all enroll in Columbus University College. They all have real life issues, such as finance, harassment, personal safety, and self-doubt. However, the college campus life seems to be causing a problem for everyone evolving around the issue of racism. The students are already under pressure to perform in the classroom, on the track, or in front of their friends, are beginning to face obstacles such as prejudice, and misunderstanding of each...