Education Critique2

Education Critique2 - Foundations of Education Dr. David...

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Foundations of Education Dr. David Campos 14 February 2008 Critique #1 Source: Intrator, Sam M. “The Engaged Classroom.” Educational Leadership 62.1 (2004): 20-24. In this article, Sam Intrator discusses what teenagers are currently experiencing in the classroom and what they need to be experiencing in order to be fully engaged. Intrator does his research by “shadowing” numerous students for over one hundred days in a high school in California. By doing this, he was able to understand what is both wrong and right in the classroom. Intrator’s discoveries were less than stellar. He found that most students were constantly in a state of boredom and only appeared to be engaged or actively participating in the classroom. Most of the students approached school with a passive attitude and were merely waiting for the day to end and the time to pass. Intrator categorized this boredom into five states (slow time, students inventing things to occupy their time; lost time, intense periods of disengagement; fake time, positioning to appear attentive; worry time, deep thought about a situation non-school related; and play time, off-topic discussion during group work), none of which actually included
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