Change In Classroom

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The current educational system is for a lot of students’ very monotonous as a whole. This system tends to impede students ' ability to actually learn as it frankly isn’t engaging enough for them to care. A big part of how students learn effectively is their ability to cognitively think in class. However, to think cognitively you must be engaged and interested in the class or lesson itself; to want to learn about the topic past just the “answer” for the assignment. Many of the habits of the classroom deter from this idea and that is what must be changed if we want students to perform and learn better from the classroom. A variety of studies and articles support this idea and or claim and we will discuss on what we must change in the classroom …show more content…
There is a strange disconnect between the student and teacher where they seem like they are from different worlds in a sense. It feels as if the teacher is of a higher level than the students, the teacher seems all knowing and condescending to the students. Because there is seemingly no connection with the student to teacher, the student does not want to listen to what the teacher has to say as they don 't respect the teacher to a degree. No one likes being ordered around by a “higher” figure. Looking past, even the relationship between student and teacher, the students in the classroom has an issue with making themselves even focus on the lessons in class. This is caused from a wide array of issues that will be discussed further on. To fix this issue lecture hall must go and a more interactive classroom must be …show more content…
In a teacher-centered classroom (i.e., RTOP level I or II), the majority of class time is dedicated to lecture, and information is disseminated uni-directionally. If higher-order cognitive development is expected, students must develop these skills outside of class without feedback or modeling from their peers or instructor. Whereas in a student-centered classroom (i.e., RTOP level III or above), ample time is provided for students to work in small groups testing hypothesis, defending arguments, and formulating solutions to

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