Welcome!. Please enjoy some refreshments and then find your seat Agenda 3:30-3:40 Find your seat, mingle, get refreshments 3:40- 4:05 Powerpoint 4:05-4:25 Small group discussion 4:25-4:40 Whole Class discussion 4:40-4:45 Closing Powerpoint. Role of the Teacher.
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Margaret W. Anita V. Elizabeth S. Brigid M.
The goal of this seminar is to understand the role of the teacher in ever changing modern world.
"Wanted Immediately: A Sober diligent Schoolmaster capable of teaching READING, WRITING, ARITHMETICK, and the Latin TONGUE... Any Person qualified as above, and well recommended, will be put into immediate Possession of the School, on applying to the Minister of Charles Parish, York County."
-- The Virginia Gazette, August 20, 1772
1820s to 1830s: The Common School Era"The grammar school teachers have rarely had any education beyond what they have acquired in the very schools where they have to teach. Their attainments, therefore, to say the least, are usually very moderate.“-- James Carter, Education Reformer, 1826
1840s: Feminization Begins"God seems to have made woman peculiarly suited to guide and develop the infant mind, and it seems...very poor policy to pay a man 20 or 22 dollars a month, for teaching children the ABCs, when a female could do the work more successfully at one third of the price.“
-- Littleton School Committee, Littleton, Massachusetts, 1849
"The school committee are sentinels stationed at the door of every school house in the State, to see that no teacher crosses its threshold, who is not clothed, from the crown of his head to the sole of his foot, in garments of virtue."
-- Horace Mann
“Learning is basically just a process of conditioning. The learner is led through a series of stimulus-responses situations which take him closer & closer to his desired goal.—Learning takes place as the bond between the stimulus & its associated response are being formed” (Chastain)
Ernst Von Glasersfeld
What Really Works in the Classroom? (2000)
William J Matthews, 2003
“Teaching consists in assisting performance through the ZPD. Teaching can be said to occur when assistance is offered at points in ZPD at which performance requires assistance.” (pg.31)
“A child’s ZPD is extended through problem solving under adult guidance or collaboration with more capable peers” (pg. 23)
TPACK (Technological Pedagogical Content
“If we teach today’s students as we did yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow” – John Dewey