Why do we learn? (To become self-determined (Autonomy (Be able to do your…
Why do we learn?
Because we are "controlled"/motivated by others
We are given an incentive/reward for learning
e.g. The only reason I continued with high school math was because I wanted to graduate and go to university.
To prove you can so something
Because we motivate ourselves
Learning something because you want to develop yourself
e.g. Going to a summer camp’s leadership program, I went to develop my child and leadership skills
Learning about something because you enjoy learning about it
e.g. Over the past several years I have been interested in my family history, so I have spent personal time researching it and creating my own families crest.
To prepare students for their future jobs (factories)
Established in the Industrial Revolution
Get students out of the factory / prepare kids to work in them later
Teacher is the boss
Do not be late
Mass produced education
e.g. My entire grade school experience was in traditional classrooms with chairs/desks all placed in rows, and the expectations of being in class on time and the teacher is always the leader in the room. Most schools today are still based on many of the same principles as they were 100 years ago.
To become self-determined
To become free from influence
Be able to do your own things
e.g Learning how to make lesson palns while in the zone of proximal development so later on I can create strong lesson plans on my own.
desiring safe relationships
to feel connected with other people
To become good at something
e.g. Doing short quizzes at the start of every Psychology class - learning things in small pieces makes it easier to remember and helps me increase my knowledge of the how education is extensively tied to psychology
Doing something successfully
Colton Black, 001190352, October 20th, 2017