The Importance Of Theory In Education

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As a student of Rhodes College I’ve had difficulties catching up to the academic level of my peers. Going through theory in class made me realize a lot of what was going inside and outside of the classrooms. My education was not tech savvy or highly ranked, however looking at theory brought out the different education styles of my previous teachers and how the school functioned as a whole. Even though theory is often side-stepped, my community could have learned a lot in being able to function better as an institution.
Theory is the guiding principles and ways any subject is contemplated to be done. Theory shows methods and opinions on a subject, which is often supported by evidence or research. The use of theory in classrooms can often be
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Once a student reaches that level the schools don’t know exactly what to do with that student. This is how the advance placement students were found. The same forty or so students of each grade are separated so they aren’t restricted to the pace of other students. According to Fecho, “learning is also personal we seek to understand ourselves in relationship to the world as we read the many and varied texts of the world” (Fecho 49). By limiting education at a certain point limits students’ abilities to learn and grow as people. Setting up a cookie cutter learning style is damaging to the overall goals of …show more content…
My senior year traditional education stopped and revolved around my leadership positions and selecting a college for the next years of my life. Throughout my entire high school experience, only two teachers dared to go beyond the realm of standardized testing to a slightly experimental way of educating. Their classrooms weren’t centered on state-wide exams. Learning was made through writing and experiencing things inside and outside the classroom. As Hooks remarks, “Theory is not inherently healing, liberatory, or revolutionary” (Hooks 61). Looking back at my educational experiences, the ways these teachers asked us, students to change our perspectives was what I liked about those classes. Those teachers didn’t agree with the school administration that their job is done once we reached a satisfactory point. We were told to look beyond ourselves, beyond our community, and question

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