Ch.3 summary - Kelsey Montgomery Chapter 3 Reflection There is a lot of controversy today regarding the material being taught in social studies

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Kelsey Montgomery September 10, 2007 Chapter 3 Reflection There is a lot of controversy today regarding the material being taught in social studies. Today, there is such a wide range of material to study, that students sometimes feel overwhelmed. However, the positive point of having such a large amount of material is that we can never run out of material to study. When it comes to determining what I child needs to learn, there is a debate on whether content knowledge or process skills are more important. Progressive education, which is concerned about process skills, emphasizes that subject matter is valuable when put to use. This approach is important in a child’s learning process because they are active in their own learning. In order for a child to fully understand new material, they need to be interested and involved in what they are learning. The teacher needs to make real-world connections so that the students are able to feel as though they are a part of public life. I agree that this type of education is
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This essay was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ELE 281 taught by Professor Dixon during the Spring '08 term at Cabrini University.

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Ch.3 summary - Kelsey Montgomery Chapter 3 Reflection There is a lot of controversy today regarding the material being taught in social studies

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