This weeks assignment was to watch Dan Brown's video An Open Letter To Education and read Morgan Bayda's blog post on the video. So, now let's break it down. I see that the world is changing and is dragging education along. It truly is sad to see people within the institution of education change their lives on the outside of the classroom but not inside the classroom. Personally, I enjoy listening to lectures, but I also like to participate in discussions but the way I like to learn is not the way others like to learn. I would never push what I like on others because my opinion is my opinion. As a future educator, I plan to use technology to its fullest in the classroom, promote creativity, and allow my students to think outside of the books.
My college education has consisted of different types of classroom settings. Lecture classes that I have taken much from and incorporated the information into my present career as a tutor and my future career as an educator. I have also taken an open discussion course where the floor was open to everyone's opinion and it brought new aspects to the atmosphere. I have been in a do it yourself classes, where it is left completely up to the student to either figure it out or don't and when questions were asked rarely were they answered. Then there is the hybrid courses where the information is given, but how to you use the information is left up to the student, however, any questions, concerns, or confusions have been cleared as immediate as possible. So, what have I learned from all of these courses; a) the assigned textbook really is not necessary to "get the grade," and b) there are professors that care about learning, and those that just want the paycheck.