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Assessment - Assessment methods must take into account the "zone of proximal development." What children can do on theirown is their level of actual development and what they can do with help is their level of potential development. Two children might have the samelevel of actual development, but given the appropriate help from an adult, one might be able to solve many more problems than the other. Assessmentmethods must target both the level of actual development and the level of potential development.


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Assignment 3: towards an imagined dialogue

  • What theories and approaches to learning fit with your current attitude towards and/or method of teaching (3-4 paragraphs)

GOAL: To deepen your understanding of the similarities and differences between several of the theories and approaches to learning,and to do so in an assignment that requires both the "right-brain" (imagination) and "left-brain" (cognitive) functions together.

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Assignment 3: Towards an Imagined Dialogue

Please answer the following:

1. Which theories and approaches to learning fit with your current attitude towards and/or method of teaching? (3-4 paragraphs)

2. Which theories and approaches to learning do you disagree with in part or whole? Describe your reasons.

3. "The Imagined Dialogue" - Imagine a scene, situation, or setting in which three characters in a short story, play, ormyth meet. Have each of the three characters represent a different theory/approach to learning or actually be the person who created thetheory. Through that character's words and actions in this imagined scenario, we will come to know something of his/her point of view and theory.This work of fiction you are creating may end up to be a serious, playful, learned, combative, funny, or all-of-the-above encounter between thesethree characters. To begin, you may wish to brainstorm the setting in which the three characters might meet and what each of the characters is "fightingfor" or wants to get from the encounter (after all, most effective dramas include a desired outcome or something each character wants toaccomplish). You are welcome to add other characters if you wish, either imagined, real, historic, or mythic to be active characters or those whosimply "push a broom across the stage." This fictitious meeting of these three characters (representing each theory) may end up to be 1 page inlength.

Be sure to type each of the characters' names first and tell which theory or approach to learning he or she represents. Then, typethe location or setting for the story, and tell when it takes place. Follow this by writing the actual 1 - page story, play or myth.

Questions & Answers

How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
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