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This week I would like you to use your imagination. You have just won the lottery and will leave your teaching post immediately to travel around the world. As you leave your keys you meet your replacement. You are asked to give this new teacher just ONE piece of advice. What would that be, and why? Enjoy your world expedition!

Blog Post - Week 7
This past week in my own teaching I felt a little disconnected which prompts my question to you, "What was the moment (or moments) when I felt most disconnected or disengaged as a teacher - the moment(s) I said to myself, I'm just going through the motions here?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 6
For the past couple of weeks you have experienced asynchronous online learning (doing modules by yourself). Previously this semester you have experienced synchronous online learning (all together in the Collaborate room). Which do you think is more effective and why do you think that? Which do you like better, and why?

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 5
This week we have what we call "open mic." You can write a post about anything related to your teaching that you would like responses from your classmates.

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 4
Here is this week's question: "What was the event that most took me surprise this week - and event that shook me up, caught me off guard, gave me a jolt, or made me unexpectedly happy?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 3
Please write a post about the following question, "In thinking about my past week teaching what is one thing I would do differently, and why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 2
Please write a post about the following question, " In thinking about my teaching activities this past week, of what do I feel most proud? Why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 1
Describe something you used in your program in the first weeks of school that you learned in the summer NTI program. How did it work? Did it get you off to a stronger start than last year?

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Theorem 3 - Vocational Education Should Provide...

We have spent a couple of weeks talking about the history of CTE and we are going to blog about some of Prosser's Theorems this semester. I have chosen one of the 16 for us to discuss this week. Do you agree or disagree with theorem 3 and why? You could cite examples from your experience if you like. Here is theorem 3, "Vocational education should provide students with thinking habits - technical knowledge and scientific problem solving skills - and the manipulative skills required in the occupation itself." I agree with Prosser's theorem number 3. I believe that vocational education should provide students with thinking habits, technical knowledge ans scientific problem solving skills. Certain career fields require you to think along a certain path to be able to understand and "fix" a presented problem. For instance, in the information technology (IT) field, depending upon the specialty, problems are presented and a certain way off thinking is required to fix that particular problem. Technical knowledge is a board category that can means knowledge involving hands on application. Most vocational fields require some sort of certificate to have a career in that field. In order to gain that particular certificate, technical knowledge must to obtained. All vocational education fields require scientific problem solving skills. A problem is presented, therefore that problem must be fixed.

1 comment:

TSS said...

Theorem 3 also represents what we are trying to accomplish in our classrooms. We set our lessons to give the students the necessary skills needed to be successful whether they enter college or go into the workforce. Our instructional strategies encompasses theorem 3. For example, we have students to take vitals but our students need to know the necessary questions to ask if vitals are not normal such as when was the last time you ate, have you drank anything cold. This allows our students to use critical thinking or their problem solving skills to determine the cause of a rise in temperature or a rise or fall in blood pressure. Students using project based learning to work as a team to reach a common goal is another example. Providing hands-on and certification in CPR is an example of manipulative skills. Making sure the students have correct hand placements while performing their skill check-offs. We give our students these tools within our pathway.