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City Brights de H. Rheingold

Sábado, Abril 11th, 2009

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City Brights

El nuevo blog de Howard Rheingold

Educación motivante y con sentido

Miércoles, Enero 7th, 2009

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Una buena iniciativa: My Voice Aspiration Survey offers unique insight into what motivates and inspires students to achieve and how well students think America’s school systems meet their educational needs. Cualquier intento de acercamiento al estudiantado y más si se trata de un emprendimiento de esta magnitud, merece la atención. Conducted by the Educational Assessment group of Pearson and the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations, the survey represents the largest study to date of student perceptions from grades 6 to 12 of the current academic environment. Key survey findings include:

  • Eighty-four percent of students agree that getting good grades is important, and 69 percent feel testing is an important part of their education.
  • But, nearly one in five students (18 percent) gives up when they encounter difficult schoolwork.
  • Twenty-four percent of students reported they are afraid to try something if they might fail.
  • More than half of students (56 percent) agree that teachers help them learn from their mistakes.

Survey findings revealed that 75 percent of students enjoy learning new things, and that same percentage felt that what they learn will benefit them in the future. Yet just 38 percent felt their classes help them understand what is happening in their everyday lives. “Students don’t see school as relevant to their current lives but believe it is meaningful for their future,” said Quaglia. “We must narrow this gap to ensure learning is relevant to students now - today - to ensure they remain engaged in their education.” arabesco_superior.gif Algunos de estos datos podrán generar alguna sorpresa en mucha gente ya que se da de fauces contra algunos supuestos de las nuevas corrientes pedagógicas. Leyendo el reporte y de alguna forma para refrescar memorias en el verano sureño y recomenzar con buena visión al norte, me aparecía en mi mente, el a esta altura, CLÁSICO video de Michael Wesch .: “Engage me”. La URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o