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Current trends, challenges, and issues in education presentation

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Connections: Current Trends, Challenges, and Issues in Education Presentation. Globalization and Education

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Current trends, challenges, and issues in education presentation

  1. 1. Connections: Current Trends, Challenges, and Issues in Education Presentation. Globalization and Education By: Corey Drent MED 560 Week 1
  2. 2. Connections: Current Trends, Challenges, and Issues in Education 1. Trend: Providing students with the time and the opportunity to think and be creative, rather than simply memorizing and repeating information 2. Issue: Concern that an increased focus on assessments in English classes is causing a reduction in the use of assigned reading of full- length novels 3. Issue: Economically and educationally productive ways of bringing blogging, podcasting, online video, and social networking into the classroom 4. Trend: Improving literacy skills via reading and writing email, blogs, and other telecommunications5. 5. Challenge: Provide a structured learning environment with well understood and frequently rehearsed procedures.
  3. 3. Trend: Providing students with the time and the opportunity to think and be creative, rather than simply memorizing and repeating information. Standardized testing is increasing and inhibiting students from learning about subjects they are interested in as well as learning about all aspects of a subject, not just what is being tested. I teach tv production at a high school and the program allows students to advance into different levels of the course. Many students are very interested in the subjects and are able to obtain college credit or vocational certification which places them ahead of other peers. Additionally, they enjoy the course and do not feel it is an added stress, rather a relief from school stresses.
  4. 4. Issue: Concern that an increased focus on assessments in English classes is causing a reduction in the use of assigned reading of full-length novels Much more focus is being placed on reading comprehension and passing State assessments so students are losing the opportunity to read novels that help provide vocabulary to students. A student that is given the opportunity to read full length novels may learn to enjoy reading for leisure and read other novels in their free time in stead of playing video games or watching tv.
  5. 5. Issue: Economically and educationally productive ways of bringing blogging, podcasting, online video, and social networking into the classroom. The Internet is the future of our world and more and more web based jobs are being created. By educating our future leaders in high school it teaches students practical skills for future careers. More schools should be equipped with technology equipment and courses for students to learn about social media. I have a student that has his own small business producing videos. He acquired his skills in my class, had this class not been an option he would not be generating money from skills he learned at school.
  6. 6. Trend: Improving literacy skills via reading and writing email, blogs, and other telecommunications. Students today relate better to the Internet than they do to a textbook. By allowing students to learn reading and writing skills by reading quality meaningful content online may help students retain information and be more interested in learning. Many students are use to using ‘texting language’ and not proper English. A student that uses cell phone language could benefit greatly by learning how to format and write a proper email. A student can learn a great deal by reading and writing thank you emails, college application essays etc.
  7. 7. Challenge: Provide a structured learning environment with well understood and frequently rehearsed procedures. Providing structured learning that is rehearsed is often difficult as you learn what teaching methods work best by applying them in a classroom and an educators teaching method is always changing so it is difficult for it to be well rehearsed. Many students at my school have Aspersers Syndrome and are very use to a routine and structure. Seasoned teachers often work better with these students as they have structured and rehearsed lesson plans.
  8. 8. References Kellough, R.D., & Kellough, N.G. (2011). Secondary School Teaching: A Guide to Methods and Resources (4th ed.).

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