Note: These are two great videos that give different perspectives on teaching methodologies. I think the Japanese method of teaching math is more in the line of 21st Century learning. I look forward to reading your perspectives on these two videos.
After you watch both videos, think about the focus of this week’s reading: delivering effective lessons that connect your students to learning.
Paragraph 1: How do you reconcile the two different perspectives on learning exhibited in the videos?
Paragraph 2: What relevance do you see in each perspective?
Paragraph 3: In what ways, if any, does either approach to teaching and learning reflect constructivism?
Paragraph 4. If you were asked to pick a side to support, which strategy would have a greater impact on ensuring students master twenty first century skills? Explain your thinking.
Click the following link to hear how the Khan Academy has expanded their mission: Audio on New Khan School in California. Include your thoughts on this expansion in the second discussion posting for Week 4.
Guided Response: Respond to two of your classmates’ posts. For at least one of your responses, take a point of view that is opposite from your original post, and provide at least two rationales for why the opposite idea has value. Be sure to also respond to any questions that your instructor might pose.