My reasons for returning to education and my plans for the future?
An education is a fundamental part of ones live development. There are many factors of why I felt the need to return to education . Working as well as studying with dedication and commitment is an extremely self motivated and difficult decision to make. I will discus, also analyze the factors that brought me to my current situation. This includes my background, also discussing my past, present, finally my plans for the future relating to education thus the progression on to further education.
Firstly a significant development was the contemplation over my life at twenty four. Living had become mundane, repetitive with the feeling that achievement was scarce. Believing that I needed to maintain a full time job as a waitress also believing my financial situation was the particular reason preventing me from achieving success with going on to further education. Ann was also a full time employee working with me now. handing in her resignation. Having ceased to remember that Ann was also a Law student now going on to work in a Law firm I realized my life would not change unlike hers. Like me Anna had come from a difficult financial background with no relationship with her father being independent from an early age. The difference being Ann had secured her future. With hard work and commitment. That moment I realized I absolutely had to make a change to my life. Despite may peoples opinions, without question at twenty four I possessed the motivation, also the desire to achieve. For example many peoples opinion was that higher education was obsolete serving no purpose to your success as it could be gain through other options. As a result of my excuses also the opinions of others I sustained many years out of education. However undoubtedly with out this piece of my life I would not be studying now. In addition I had attempted to...
2) A critical review of competencies, skills, theories and approaches
3) Bureaucratic Views
4) Theory X and Theory Y
5) The Systems Theory
6) The Contingency Theory
7) Role Theory
8) Paradigm 1: Christian scientific education management
9) Paradigm 2: Education management
10) Paradigm 3: Education governance and management
11) Collegiality Theory
12) What should Effective Educational Management look like in schools?
14) Reference Page
Schools in South Africa are a unique kind of organisation, with clearly defined goals and policies. Schools function through a hierarchical structure of authority whereby every aspect of the school needs to function accordingly. Schools are also, a dynamic and ever- changing system continually responding to influences both externally and internally. In order for schools to render an effective service of education certain structures need to be in place, and effective undertakings of various management functions need to be prioritised (Naidu, 2008:74). ‘Educational organisations, are human endeavours’ (Owens and Valensky, 2011: 84), and to deal with them effectively is to deal with human social systems. Management effectiveness in schools relates to competencies, skills and approaches. However, school management teams interventions which are aimed at improving their current...
Student number: 20134571
Science 1 in the Early Years
Assessment: Item 1- Views of teaching and promoting science of young learners
The pedagogy of play can be hard to understand and part of the reason for this is it’s so difficult to explain how children learn by play because play isn’t simply; it is complex. Each child begins their early childhood education with a set of skills and prior knowledge that is influenced by their family, culture and past experiences (Fellows &Oakley, 2010). The past knowledge should become the foundation for developing an understanding of scientific concepts (Duschl, Schweingruber & Shouse, 2007). Children are naturally inquisitive, creative and aware of the world around them (Campbell & Jobling, 2012). Play is an important development tool and an effective way to teach children scientific concepts while using their prior knowledge (Preston, Mules, Baker & Frost, 2007). Learning science through play shows children that science is useful and enjoyable and is a significant aspect of the real world (Bulunuz, 2013). This essay will review teaching science through play, theorists who support play and the way in which the Australian curriculum and EYLF support play pedagogy.
Science and Play
Play pedagogy is a context for learning through which children organise and make sense of their social worlds, as they engage actively with people, objects and representations....
Returning to School
Instructor Tina Miller
I’m the Happiest man alive” this is what I was saying to myself on 16 May 2013 as my eldest daughter’s name was called and she walked a crossed the stage in the auditorium of University of Missouri Saint Louis. (Franklin, 2013) “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning”. Four years agomy daughter graduated high school and I was unable to attend because of my military obligation of being deployed overseas. On the day of the graduation I contacted my family via Skype and after speaking to my wife and other children my eldest daughter finally sat in front of the computer so I can see and speak with her. She was wearing red cap and gown with a white shirt which had her school crest on the lapel, as she sat down she was smiling but as the conversation continued tears began to roll down her face then she blurts out ”Dad I wish you were here”. Tears were rolling down her face smearing her make-up when she said “Dad I understand why you cannot be here but are you going to keep your promise that you made to me and grandma, about you getting your degree?” I felt broken hearted inside because I was not there but for a few seconds my mind drifted off to the morning I made my mother a promise to...
Reasons for Not Pursuing a Higher Education
November 15, 2014
Reasons for Not Pursuing a Higher Education
Although many people believe you have to have a higher education; a lot of people do not feel it is necessary to have a higher education. There are many reasons people choose not to pursue a highereducation. A few of those reasons include: possible debt incurred, not being guaranteed a higher paying job and success can be achieved without having a degree.
Some people believe that getting a higher education is worth the possible debt no matter what because they believe they will be making a better life for their families, or they will be guaranteed higher paying jobs. However, a recent report released by Mintel in April of 2014, states the percentage of consumers who think student loans are a good investment dropped from 54% in 2012 to just 20% in 2014. (Andrus 2014) Danielle Andrus stated in 2014, “Mintel surveyed 2,217 Americans 18 and older.” (Andrus 2014)
Even with a higher education, not everyone can afford their loan payments, because they are so high. “In 2012, the majority of respondents were paying less than $300 a month (79%), and only 21% had payments over that amount. Two years later, half of respondents had monthly...
...Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
actually, i wanted to become a doc. since i was 4 years old.my grandfather was a landlord. i always used to ask him `when i become a doc. will u give me some of your land to construct my clinic?` he used to smile and say`why not dear.` then i would say `grandpa then i will certainly treat you after i become a doc. and i will not charge you a single penny` and he used to enjoy this childish talk with me.however i and my grandpa were soon parted due to my dad`s job . we moved away from the village till 3 years . we returned only after grandpa`s death. now i am in 9th. and sad to say now i have become a brutally ambitious person. i have had many sad things happen in my life(enough to distract me of my studies)i think peer pressure was the most worst thing that influenced me.but i am trying to do my best now and i am sure i will achieve my goal. :-)
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.
Great ambition is the passion of a great...
...The Reasons Who I am Today
My mom always tells me “Let them talk, but work hard to succeed in life. Prove them wrong and always smile to the people and the world with your head held high, no matter what happens.” These words come to my mind to keep me motivated. It helps me try each day, with effort to be able to succeed and defeat those obstacles no matter how hard they get. Because of these words, courage, love and support I know I can and will accomplish each and every one of my goals. The top three things that help me continue through life are family, friendship and caring.
Family is a special and important gift to succeed especially to me because they have always been there for me when I most need them. They have given me great support and advice. They try their very best to help me out and I thank them for that. Their support and love is something irreplaceable. Also thanks to them I have defeated many obstacles that I thought I simply could not. There has been times were I felt that whatever I did just was not enough for them, but I am wrong their proud of me every step of the way. I am glad to have such a supporting and giving family. Of course it is not always easy to a have family like I do. My family is so unique that even I do not get them at times, but I love them just the way they are. My family is always going to be there in my crazy rollercoaster life....
...the students are motivated to learn, develop better, think creatively and have originality in thought.
Foundation areas are core areas in the growth and development of a school librarian, which allows the new role of the teacher librarian to develop a learning community to motivate students to learn. The main goal of the foundation areas are to develop creative, critical and original thinkers who will be able to better understand the school curriculum thereby achieving academic excellence which is the main philosophy of the education system. The library is often seen as the storehouse of knowledge in the school. Foundations in Education touch on four key areas each of which provides insightful information into the society, the individuals and their interactions with each other. The four main areas in Foundations in Education are psychology, sociology, philosophy and language. We will look at each in turn to see the benefits of Foundations in Education to create a learning community. The librarian has a difficult role in the school community as they are the ones to ensure that the current, relevant and insightful information is available on a wide range of topics that will assist students in the completion of the school curriculum ensuring that they acquire information to develop each individual full potential. In addition they are geared towards achieving the school’s motto for students to pursue excellence....
...My Quality Education
For years I've heard that in order to succeed one has to receive a
quality education. It's kind of funny though, with all the talk about the need
for this great quality education nobody ever says exactly what it is. While
examining this strange phenomenon I've discovered the basic universal elements
of a "quality education". I've also learned that everyone has different
standards by which they judge what is and what isn't a quality education,
different groups are treated differently, the importance of home education and
the effects that my own pursuits of education have had on me.
Depending upon who you ask you will almost always receive a different
response as to what the qualities of a good education are. However, most will
agree that there are four basic elements to a quality education. The first and
most important to our survival is the ability to compete in the job market.
Without this many, if not all of us would find it impossible to play a
significant role in society. Also included, but often ignored element of
education is our ability to interact with others. Every day of our lives we
will be required to interact with another person or many people. School
provides us with the perfect opportunity to learn how to get along with others
with minimal conflict. This could...