Peer Group Study

Study groups, typically comprised of four to six students, are considered to be rather important in college due to the overwhelming workload of assignments. The study group environment offers students the opportunity to engage in a more in-depth discussion with peers, sharing information and knowledge about a course they are collectively enrolled in. Being a…

Tourism in Kerala: Economy, Environment and Responsible tourism.

Photo Courtesy – Mohamed Asif Spenceley et al. opines that responsible tourism is achieving “good business opportunities” by evaluating the social, environmental and economic impact of tourism developments, enhancing the quality of life of local residents, protection of natural resources and finally avoiding waste and over-consumption in the tourism destinations (2002, p. 8). The authors…

Are tests comprehensive in pedagogy ?

Adult learning takes place in perspective where tools and the framework traverse with interaction among people. As per Seng and Fraser (2008), andragogy has been defined as the art and science of helping adults to learn. This term was used by Alexander Kapp (a German educator) in 1833 and was developed into a theory for…

Public Education

One constant can be identified within public education throughout the twentieth century, it is undoubtedly that of change. A confluence of social, political, and economic forces came together to foster rapid transformation in virtually every aspect of the education system. Socially, the legally mandated desegregation of schools created a diverse classroom environment, giving rise to…

Self-directed Learning

In education, adults learn better when the flow of experience is under their control. On the cognitive side, self-directed learning allows individuals to focus effort on useful information that they do not have. The self-directed learning would provide information which is inaccessible by passive observation and it also can “enhance the encoding and retention of…

Cognitive Science for Learning

Education and Environmental Interventions on IQ According to the article by Nisbett (2012), School has a great impact on IQ and experiments in which children are deprived of school for an extended period of time show shortfalls in IQ. Whether or not high-quality mediation programs have sustained IQ effects, the effects on academic achievement and…

Motivation

Educators have accepted that student’s beliefs about their academic capabilities play an essential role in their motivation to achieve. Modifying the nature of student experiences in the classroom may provide a practical way of readdressing students achievement goal orientation.   As per Ames and Archer (1988, p. 265), changing the classroom structure may not help some…

Creating a Positive Learning Environment

     Creating a community of learning would be ideal for adult learning. Community and connectedness is the principle behind good learning and it cannot be reduced to a technique (Martin, 2007, p. 39). Martin argues that the belief of educators are vital in creating a learning community and educators must invest in defining the…

PIDP 3100-About Course Partner

Shane Balthazaar is my course partner and he is an Instructor in BCIT; his area of focus is Cardiac Sonography. Shane also works at VGH as Cardiac Sonographer and this assists to keep himself informed. Cardiac sonographers, or echo cardiographers, use non-invasive cardiovascular technology equipment to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with…

Trends in Adult Education

Trends in Adult Education Key Trends for 2016: Focusing on the Science of Learning to Better Engage the Adult Learner Trends in Adult Learning       Harward argues that business administrators and learning leaders are looking into understanding the basics of training work and effective implementation. Now, scientific approaches and techniques are analyzed to increase…

Global Trends – Visa on arrival in UAE for Chinese Nationals

UAE grants visa on arrival for Chinese nationals to increase commerce amongst both countries. As per Ms. Lin Yaduo, charge d’ affaires at China Embassy in Abu Dhabi “It will further promote bilateral promotion in such areas as aviation, trade and service”. (www.gulfnews.com). For China UAE has been the second largest trading partner and important…