We never expect that~ just do a questionnaire after then we can get some small gift such as a chocolate and a soybean milk! But today it truly happened! Today it is our last lecture with Dr. Rossein, she asks us to do a questionnaire in order to help her with her research. We are willing to do that! The questionnaire seems like a investigation form, Dr. Rossein aims to investigate the learner which with her E-learning, I think the blog is useful for us!
The last second week we present our Micro teaching which is applying the infusion approach. Actually it is our teammate Betty’s work; we just discuss what the infusion approach is. Although we read up the article about the 3 methods of teaching thinking skills, we still didn’t know what the infusion approach is, so we called Dr Kamisah and made appointment with her; Dr Kamisah came on time even she got a supervisor job, and explain what the infusion is very clearly. Thanks Dr~ Terima kasih Dr!
A good teacher should teach his students new knowledge refer to the Long Term Memory, so that the students will be able to understand it well, and launch their short term memory, then they could put the new knowledge into their long term memory, so that the theory which is in the long term memory can be used very actively.
The picture above is bloom’s taxonomy（Benjamin Bloom 1965）it is a theory which leaves me a deep impression, and it is also a theory makes me surprise, I found a lot of things from it.
The bloom’s taxonomy was overthrowed by Anderson & Krathwohl, and it was renamed Bloom’s revised taxonomy in 2001.
Just look at that! 1956-2001, 45 years, if a theory has a life, it already lives for 45 years! A good theory is not just last that long and it is the guideline when the most of the country in the world develop their Learning Objectives.
The Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy wasn’t revised so much; Anderson & Krathwohl just changed the sequence of the first two stages by using the verbs, more focus on the students themselves.
THE APPLE TREE
A long time ago, there was a huge apple tree. A little boy loved to come and lay around it every day. He climbed to the tree top, ate the apples, took a nap under the shadow… He loved the tree and the tree loved to play with him.Time went by… the little boy had grown up and he no longer played around the tree every day. One day, the boy came back to the tree and he looked sad. “Come and play with me,” the tree asked the boy. “I am no longer a kid, I don’t play around trees anymore.” The boy replied, “I want toys. I need money to buy them.”“Sorry, but I don’t have money…but you can pick all my apples and sell them. So, you will have money.” The boy was so excited. He grabbed all the apples on the tree and left happily. The boy never came back after he picked the apples. The tree was sad.
One day, the boy returned and the tree was so excited. “Come and play with me,” the tree said. “I don’t have time to play. I have to work for my family. We need a house for shelter. Can you help me?”“Sorry, but I don’t have a house. But you can chop off my branches to build your house.” So the boy cut all the branches off the tree and left happily. The tree was glad to see him happy but the boy never came back since then. The tree was again lonely and sad.
One hot summer day, the boy returned and the tree was delighted. “Come and play with me!” the tree said. “I am sad and getting old. I want to go sailing to relax myself. Can you give me a boat?”“Use my trunk to build your boat. You can sail far away and be happy.” So the boy cut the tree trunk to make a boat. He went sailing and never showed up for a long time. The tree was happy, but it was not true.
Finally, the boy returned after he left for so many years. “Sorry, my boy. But I don’t have anything for you anymore. No more apples for you…” the tree said.
“I don’t have teeth to bite,” the boy replied.
“No more trunk for you to climb on.”
“I am too old for that now,” the boy said.
“I really can’t give you anything… the only thing left is my dying roots,” the tree said with tears.
“I don’t need much now, just a place to rest. I am tired after all these years.” The boy replied.
“Good! Old tree roots is the best place to lean on and rest. Come, Come sit down with me and rest.” The boy sat down and the tree was glad and smiled with tears…
This is a story of everyone. The tree is our parent. When we were young, we loved to play with Mom and Dad… When we grown up, we left them, and only came to them when we need something or when we are in trouble. No matter what, parents will always be there and give everything they could to make you happy. You may think that the boy is cruel to the tree but that’s how all of us are treating our parents.
Take time out during the day for quiet time to listen to your inner voice. You may want to use your quiet time to meditate or pray. However you use this time, the key is to shut out all of the noise around you by focusing deep within yourself. Breathing deeply during quiet time will also help you focus. I know it’s hard to find quiet time during a particularly busy day, but it’s so important — even if it’s just 10 minutes a day and you have to sneak away to get it. Quiet time can really make a difference in your life. It enables you to hear God speaking to your heart reminding you of His perfect love for you.
Be honest with yourself by paying attention to your actions. Actions speak louder than words, and they always tell the truth. What do your actions say about you? If you say you love your job, but your actions say otherwise, which do you think is more true — your words or your actions? On the other hand, if you say you’re not good at a certain job, but your actions say otherwise, that’s also important. What do you do with this insight? You can use it to make more beneficial choices in your life. By being honest with yourself based on your previous actions, your actions moving forward will be based on truth instead of just what you tell yourself.
Despite what your subconscious may be telling you, you can have love with no limits. The key is to unconditionally love yourself first.
An effecting story, isn’t it? I like it so much~!
In this week~I finished the assignment which the Assoc Prof Dr Kamisah Osman gave to us.
To Find one (1) journal article about the teaching of thinking skills in language teaching
After finding the article, you need to reflect all the procedures that you have employed in the process of finding the article
I thought it is so easy, but the reality proves that I was wrong, the article is hard to find and the procedures are difficult to reflect… I was searching in the library for the whole 16th Jan… the reflection took 1 night of mine either…
But finally I got the reason why the Lecturer give this task to us , form those procedures that I have employed in the process of finding the article, they could reflect the Critical thinking skills used when I solve problem. so that we can benefit from this task~ also can learn this course effectively.
In the course GA2143 critical thinking skills in education the lecturer asked me to write a article about myself. so I am doing it now.I am Gao Yuan, and I also have a English name Eric.My homtown is a large city in the shannxi province– XI’AN. It is a historical city of China.
This course aims to train students to be able to a lot of skills of thinking, that can help us to solve a lot of problems.