Lecture 10 Settings for Development 2011 student slides

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Settings for Development: Schooling Lecture 10 February 16, 2011
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Overview What makes an effective school? Other factors that affect learning § Educational philosophy § Evidence from other cultures Education and Socio-Economic Status § Video Reading  § Skills involved § Development § Intervention study § Dyslexia § Brain imaging study Hand in papers
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What Makes an Effective School? Class size -  smaller class size = greater achievement § Study Ø 6K Kindergartners randomly assigned to 3 class types » Small (13-17 kids) » Regular (22-25 kids) with 1 teacher » Regular with 1 teacher + aide Ø These arrangements continued thru 3rd grade; then children returned to regular class sizes. Ø Results: » Aide had no impact » Kids from small classes had higher achievement from 4th to 9th grade » Kids from small classes were more likely to graduate
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What Makes an Effective School? Class size continued § Why? Ø Teachers of smaller classrooms spent less time disciplining; more time teaching, giving individual attention School climate is safe and nurturing § Staff and students can focus on learning Parental involvement Progress is monitored 
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Other Factors that Affect Schools Educational philosophy § Traditional Ø Teacher is sole authority for knowledge, rules and decision making; does most of the talking Ø Students are passive – listen, respond when called on, complete teacher-assigned tasks. Progress is evaluated by how well they keep pace with uniform standards for grade
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Other Factors that Affect Schools Educational philosophies continued § Constructivist  Ø Student constructs own knowledge; they are active agents in learning Ø Classrooms have learning centers where students solve self-chosen problems Ø
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2012 for the course PSYCH 250 taught by Professor Ward during the Winter '08 term at University of Michigan.

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