Kenneth Lingenfelter Portfolio

Teachers and professors influence the overall methods

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in the process for retaining fact-rich history information. Teachers and professors influence the overall methods for implanting history into the minds of students, in which ultimately will change how instructor’s approach education over time. New and exciting procedures for teaching have and will continue to change with the introduction of technology, textbooks, and the compelling efforts of enthusiastic teachers. The teacher is more knowledgeable with every year they teach and the more comfortable in the classroom with well-developed lectures and class projects. Some professors have come to realize that students fail to read as much as they use to read before technology changes. Students are more interested in the entertainment of education, challenging older professors to entertain for the purposes of educating. The Web is used effectively by the student and over the years the
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student population is a more diverse, multicultural, and interested in globalization causing teaching to reflect that proportional perspective. Michele Forman explains how she has understands the changes in a teachers career, “Today we know a great deal more about how children and young people develop and learn that we did even ten or fifteen years ago, and this informs our teaching. I believe we have more respect for the potential of our students; we understand that each student is a potentially powerful learner. Further, we know that each learner is unique, and learning is, therefore, idiosyncratic. We are better able to individualize learning.” (Forman 6) Loewen believes that our history is important to where we are as a society and what is in store for us as we improve on American history. Loewen makes it clear by stating, “Perhaps I do not need to convince you that American history is important. More than any other topic, it is about us. Whether one deems our present society wondrous or awful or both, history reveals how we arrived at this point. Understanding our past is central to our ability to understand ourselves and the world around us. We need to know our history, and according to C. Wright Mills, we know we do. (Loewen 5) In paragraph 14 Loewen mentions, “None of the facts is remembered, because they are presented simply as one damn thing after another. While textbook authors tend to include most to the trees and all too many twigs, they neglect to give readers even a glimpse of what they might find memorable.” (14) The majority of college students will complete courses they are not interested in learning from, but instead, completing the course only for the universities requirement. Today’s society must prepare to invest additional time for the purposes of mentoring and teaching four year college graduates the technical and ethically concepts for the organization they will begin his career with. Loewen makes the statement concerning the educational needs for students will
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continue throughout his career path. “Textbooks stifle meaning by suppressing causation. Students exit history textbooks without ever having developed the ability to think coherently about social life.” (Loewen 4) Managers and supervisors have to realize where they come from and embrace the newly transformed student and further his education with experience and knowledge. Combining these attributes will prepare young adults for the challenges they will
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