Sunday, February 9, 2014

Project 4, C4T #1

This weeks C4T I read What do you see? Is it the same as me? I assume it is by Ashley Casey. He talks about perspective and how in his class room he would be observed by the head of his department. The head of department would tell him that his kids weren't active enough or they were talking to each other too much. Where as in Casey's point of view he saw kids collaborating with one another. He gives us an example and it's about a class that breaks up to several groups, one group working on a task together being really loud, another group engaged in an activity, and a few other groups with animated conversations and wandering eyes but the teacher would go by each group and listen to what they had to say and ask them questions. Casey then gave his point of view on how he sees kids working together to achieve a goal and engaging into the five elements of Cooperative Learning(group processing, face-to-face interaction, individual accountability, positive interdependence, and small group and interpersonal skills). He then adds the point of view he assumed his head of department would have had by saying that they were maybe an undisciplined class, or maybe that the teacher was lazy and didn't want to join in. He closes his opinion by saying that we all see things differently depending on what we have gone through, so we shouldn't assume what we see is exactly what is true.

My Reply:

Hello Dr. Casey my name is Joshua Turnipseed and am a student at the University of South Alabama. I am enrolled in edm310 and am assigned to comment on your blog. But I like what you have to say about how we shouldn't assume that what we see is not exactly correct. You're right about how depending on what we go through during our life has an effect on how we perceive different things.

My first C4T was I already believe.. so good luck changing my mind. In this Dr. Casey talks about when he went through school he always had firm beliefs in what he thought Physical Education was to him. He realizes now how when he went through schooling all of the information he skipped over because he didn't think it pertained to him and his thoughts. He also talks about a study between three students who all went through their courses and one student didn't retain nearly any from the program and the other two adopted a couple things from the program but all together they stuck to their beliefs. Casey believes that as a community we must knock down our barriers and be open to new ideas and make sure our programs are challenging and robust

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