Create a Theorist’s Learning Environment (Individual Activity)
You will be assigned an educational theorist to research (see table below).
|Theorist||Student assigned||Theorist||Student assigned|
|Emile Durkheim||Ali Mustafa||B.F. Skinner||Jiby Mathew|
|Howard Gardner||Bos Aaltje||Lev Vygotsky||Kananen Mika|
|Barry Zimmerman||Banjara Toranta||Jean Piaget||Kreus Veera|
|Geert Hofstede||Dehghani Mitra||Paulo Freire||Kumar Gulshan|
|Confucius||Imran Christina||Benjamin Bloom||Leiviskä Terhi|
|B.F. Skinner||Ghazi Ben Ameur Ben||Malcolm Knowles||Lindholm Tuomo|
|Lev Vygotsky||Hiltunen Tuija||David Kolb||Rautio Joni|
|John Dewey||Sarbessa Fitsum||George Siemens||Heiderscheidt Elisangela|
|Maria Montessori||Seppänen Jari||Socrates||Guragain Binay|
|Albert Bandura||Viitala Timo||John Flavell||Rieckmann Anja|
|James Banks||Vähäkuopus Sami|
Here are the steps:
- You will have to create a visual image of a classroom environment that would have been created by that theorist for a subject that you are familiar with (ex. make an image of Paulo Freire’s classroom as if he were to teach engineering).
- Individuals will share links to their images as a blog posts below.
- Your blog post should have the following:
- The image.
- A paragraph description of the main theory that your theorist presented.
- List three things about your image that give evidence for why it is a good reflection for this educational theory.
- View and read at least two other reflections linked to this page that you think have a similarity to your own classroom image. This should be done before the second AC session on 11.10.16. Demonstrate that you have done this by offering a comment connected to these posts stating how you think it is similar to your own image.
When is it due
- Your image and reflection should be linked to this page as a post by the end of the day on October 7 2016.
- Two comments completed by October 11 2016.
How you will be assessed
The activity will be assessed based on the quality of images and descriptions provided. Assessments will be made on a scale (1 to 5) using the following criteria:
- Awareness of the ideological basis of different conceptualizations in the educational sciences;
- Self-reflexivity: ability to connect academic learning with personal learning
- Professional reflection: ability to connect academic learning with professional context(s)
- Social analysis: development of critical literacy and ability to engage with complexity, uncertainty and diversity