“ ...if teens are doing music and sports and academics, that’s how brains will be hardwired. If they are doing video games and MTV and lying on the couch, that will be how they are hardwired.” Jay Giedd
How effectively will the direction of new curricula in Alberta prepare students to meet the demands of the 21st century?
Fortune 500 reports that students entering the workforce in the
21st century will be expected to demonstrate mastery of the
Problem solving/decision making
math problem solving
Success in all of these depend on frontal
How should we respond? Remember... No matter how well planned, how interesting, stimulating, colourful or relevant the lesson, if the teacher does all the interacting with the material the teacher ’ s - not the student ’ s - brain will grow new connections.
Activity 5:How would your students respond to the following task? Which lifestyle would you have preferred - that of the habitants, priests or nuns, or the coureurs des bois? From Bain, Colin M., Canadian History 7, Pearson, 2007
Students need to have the opportunity to learn from their mistakes without being penalized
Identifying errors is an important part of the learning process
Provide the necessary scaffolding to ensure success.
Avoid asking adolescents to multi-task until the learning has been internalized
Use graphic organizers to assist students in gathering and organizing information i.e. Lecture road maps, mindmaps
Integrate technology as appropriate i.e. Power Point, Mindjet
Assist students in seeing patterns and relationships.
Concept Formation and Concept Maps
Activity 6 In Israel, a Jew was walking down the street and was shot by a terrorist. In the United States, blacks were obliged by law to sit at the back of the bus. In some states in the U.S. if a black person killed a white person, that person was almost always found guilty. If a white killed a black, that person was almost always found innocent. In Canada, during World War II, legislation was passed that sent Japanese Canadians to special camps. In North America, it is not unusual to have all white juries hear a case of a non-white person. In Germany, during World War II, Jews were required by law to have travel passes in order to move about their community. In Canada, the First Nations People were denied access to most classy cafes. In South Africa, policy prohibited blacks from living in homes in areas designated as “white only” neighbourhoods. List B List A
Testers: Which list would each of these belong to?
In Malaysia, if your hair is longer than a certain length you will not be served until everyone else in the bank has been served.
As set out in legislation in some countries, women are not allowed to terminate a pregnancy without permission.