Why should students learn through examples rather than through direct information? People usually say that students do not need to learn abstract concepts at early ages and just need to know how to prepare for exams, but instead examples should be used a building blocks to help students reach an engagement towards abstract learning.? Does this mean that students can independently reach towards deeper learning but being more engaged with the material?
When an example is put on the board without context, it has little meaning., at the end of the day do we want students to pass the exams and move on, or do we want them to learn and flourish? Our job as teachers is to help students prepare for their futures, this means helping the knowledge we give them stay with them. Many people will say students do not need to remember most of what they learn in school. This makes me think that if this is truly the majority opinion shouldn’t we teach students in a way that emphasizes what they should use in their futures.
Should the school curriculum be revamped to have a balance between standard academics and life skills? Showing that we care is how we prepare students for independent success. From this, I also believe that education should be a seen as a powerful tool that students can feel confidence in using to reach for their own goals.
☞ Did you find yourself following the individual steps of the debugging process? Why or why not?
– I tried my best to follow the individual steps since I know they are a good practice, I made sure to at least compare what the program was doing and what it should be doing. I have some programming background so it was hard for me to just jump right into it.
☞ Paste a link to your favorite Debug it! program – https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/555499493 , I had a bit of a trouble with this one the edge bouncing confused me but I decided to revisit what the program wanted and then work with the commands I had.