ECS 200 RESPONSE 1 (educational psychology)

3 Things I have learnt:
1: There are limitations on theory’s and they don’t always work and that’s why they are called a theory. Before this class I had the belief that Piaget was the only theorist I should be following now seeing Vygotsky in a different light has made me question my values.
2: That listening to Mozart does not make you smarter. This must have been a belief I learnt through the school system it was interesting to debunk this belief and see how actually playing an instrument can hep to our success as a student. This new belief has made me see an importance in learning an instrument and how bands and orchestras can be beneficial.
3: I have learnt from the book and in lecture how my belief systems connect more with Vygotskys than Piagets. The reason I believe I havethis connection for this is when I grew up I took on many of the same values and beliefs on who I surrounded myself with. I grew up in a mixed family so understand how a lot self building in myself came from people I looked up to that were not blood related.

2 Things I have connected with:
1: Brain imaging proved that students who are great readers are better at learning terminology and new words in books because they can draw connections to other words they have learnt versus those who are not exceptional at reading. I struggled reading as a student so I definitely agree this is not only accurate but it can also be seen in writing when a student is not an exceptional reader they sometimes do not have the best understanding on how to get their ideas across in a efficient manner.
2: Having a connecting to resilient students I believe will be beneficial to me as a teacher many students need to overcome challenges to learn and be successful. I have learnt from my life it is good to surround yourself with people who have goals and a healthy relationship with school because it makes you value school differently and I found when I do this I have a higher success rate even if I am facing challenges in my home life.
1 Thing that I am still wondering:

1: With the many theorist we are learning about how do we place our values and beliefs into a theory and follow it without becoming wishy washy when there is no set way in how we should teach the future.


Reading response”Life, Socialization and Common Sense”

Life happens and everyone is experiencing their own life differently. In the reading I was left with a greater understanding of how socialization and the pathways of life that we as individuals choose lead to an idea of what we should believe and understand. When we group in society we tend to surround ourselves in “like” groups where people in the group tend to agree and have similar life goals and expectations. When we do this we create normalize patterns and beliefs and together create as a society a definition of common sense

As a future teacher I need to be able to draw connections with my students and understand that they might have different traditions, morals and know that they may have their own definition of common sense because they walked a different path of life than me. I need to remember to be true to my own beliefs but also have a healthy balance of being open to not only my students but to all people in my life that may believe a different  rule set than what I grew up with. Being  open to different paths and understandings of life will help me be a more well rounded teacher and life individual.

Everywhere in the world has their own belief system because they are different life group of “like” people. Let’s say an individual moved here from an island where they believe that it is common sense to where your shoes on the wrong feet. This seems really strange to us here in Regina because we know that wearing your shoes on the wrong frets seems silly because they are shaped to fit either a left foot or a right foot, but before we judge there norms we need to learn why this is normal to them and not expect that our way is the right way.

Common sense is something we grow up learning a way of thinking we take for granted and don’t realize we are learning their rule system.

Thanks I hope you enjoyed my thoughts on common sense!