Intro to Qual. Research Methods – Reading from 2pm to 10pm… 6am to 10am

So this was the reading for this week on the topic “The Nature of Qualitative Research” Merriam, S. (2002). “Introduction to Qualitative Research”. In S. Merriam & Associates (Eds.) Qualitative Research in Practice. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. pp. 3-17. Miles, M.B., & Huberman, A.M. (1994). “Qualitative Data Analysis: An Expanded Sourcebook.” (Second Edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. pp. 1-12. Spindler, G. & Spindler, L. (1987). Teaching and Learning How to Do the Ethnography of Education.” In G. Spindler & L. Spindler (Eds.) Interpretive Ethnography of Education at Home and Abroad. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. pp. 17-22. Creswell, J. (2003). “A … Continue reading “Intro to Qual. Research Methods – Reading from 2pm to 10pm… 6am to 10am”

Understanding Learning Environments – Reading Notes & Comment

We were supposed get a quote from the reading which we found interesting, explain and post it for discussion online. Here’s mine: “Programmed instruction, with or without machines, was quickly adopted by industry, but the education establishment was not impressed. It was as if the automobile industry had been shown how to build cars in half the time at the cost and had said, “No.” There were reasons for this, of course. The machines were crude, the programs were untested, and there were no ready standards of comparison. Teaching machines would have cost money that was not budgeted. Teachers misunderstood … Continue reading “Understanding Learning Environments – Reading Notes & Comment”

Intro to Teaching – Week 2 – Class Notes

Could not expect less that a well planned out classroom experience… well organized, open for sharing, high expectations, engaging exchanges and interesting topic – thought provoking. Tons of reading but so rich… new terms / better definitions ZPD – Zone of Proximal Development (scaffolding) Metacognition (self knowledge) Expertise (schema) Transfer (from one area to another) Class Notes:

Brazilian Education – Week 2 – Class Notes

Day started out early with this class discussing the educational assessment history and issues in Brazil. The reading of “Três gerações de avaliação da educação básica no Brasil: interfaces com o currículo da/na escola” by Alicia Bonamino (2012) was quite interesting and helped understand a little more about the Brazilian history. Good debates but lacked a little structure…

Apple II e

I just realized how much this computer affected me and my career… I was fascinated by Logo… the Turtle you could program to draw on the screen… I was around 10 years old – my first glance at programming I guess… or making “art” with tech.