CHYS 2 Reflection

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To demonstrate my understanding of the CHYS 2P15 materials and reflections, I will be drawing on both of my CLIOs. Through explaining my CLIOs, I will be reflecting on normalized school experiences and applying them through the three major lenses in the child and youth studies field, which are developmental, exceptionalities, and sociocultural lenses. I will also bring the experience to a broader context where the incident will be brought outside of the field, and it will look at how it affects the larger structures. To end my paper, I will explain what I have learned from the modules and my CLIOs. Through this paper, I hope to apply my understanding of the materials to my service-learning experiences to make the most out of my placement. …show more content…
The developmental lens is the theories that look different aspects of children through their journey of growing up (D. Zinga, personal communication, September 26, 2016). Through the developmental lens, I was able to consider how the lessons were planned according to the students’ abilities to learn. Thinking through Piaget’s theory we learned in CHYS 1F90, the students are learning within their own level, at the preoperational stage. At this stage, students are still unable to think reversely which is evident in previous placements I have attended. However, the teacher slowly guides them toward the right direction. Looking through Vygotsky’s zone of proximal development theory, the teacher attempts to push the students further in each lesson by giving each of them an opportunity to answer the question. Also from Vygotsky, the concept of scaffolding is evident in the lessons. The lessons are short but they are broken into a few parts, and it is clear that the students are retaining the materials from previous lessons in order to apply to the current lesson, even when the lessons are a week apart. Even when the students seem confused sometimes, they still try to solve the questions on their own, best to their own abilities. The exceptionalities lens is derived from the developmental lens but looks at the abnormalities in the developmental process (D. Zinga, personal …show more content…
In CHYS 2P35, we learned about how schools act as a protective or risk factor in a student’s life, which is extremely important for the teachers to be more aware of their students’ situations and provide supports when necessary. When teachers have done their jobs properly to educate and care for the children, it might result in an entirely different outcome for whatever situations that the students might be involved. Going back to the Kronick’s (2011) article, students might exhibit different social or cultural cues. Nevertheless, it depends on the teachers to recognize these cues and provide the appropriate supports. Thus, it is important to realize that a student’s behavior, appropriate or not, might be caused by their cultural backgrounds. If this is the reason they are acting inappropriately, telling them that they are “wrong” is stripping of their own identities that they have learned and obtained from their family. It might confuse them in regards to their values and beliefs. By taking into consideration of the diverse aspects, it will allow the students, despite their cultural background, to feel included in a classroom. As discussed above, education plays a huge role in the society where different perspectives should be taken into account. In this CLIO event, my values and beliefs think it is wrong to label a student as a “drama queen.” However,

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