EDS 103 Final Exam

I was relieved when I read the Final Exam Guide for the first time.  I felt this way for a few reasons. For one, it was a short assignment.  Studying history in university, I am used to considerably large writing assignments.  Most of the writing assignments I did in college consisted of at least 8-10 […]

EDS 103 – My Epistemological Beliefs

I would like to believe that I fall under what was labeled as a “sophisticated” learner in the material for this module, and that I have an “elaborated system of epistemic beliefs”.  In other words, I like to think that I consider a wide variety of viewpoints, and that I take time when attempting to […]

EDS 103 Module 6 – Constructivism : I did it! (I think)..

I have heard of constructivism from a previous course in the program, and have been very interested in the idea ever since.  Constructivism is all about that “Eureka!” moment that you want your students to feel when they discover new knowledge.  It’s getting the students to learn by themselves by presenting them with the opportunities. […]

EDS 103 Module 5 – Implications

The most important thing I gained from this module is the primary/recency effect.  This information is gold as a teacher.  I can’t believe I’ve not come across it before.  I’ve been a teacher for almost 10 years and not been aware of this.  It’s definitely going to change the way I conduct my class.  First […]

EDS 103 Module 5 – Cramming

Thank goodness my study habits have changed since I was in high school.  Cramming is the only way I used to prepare for exams.  I generally paid attention in class, and with some cramming I survived with decent enough grades to graduate with honors.  That being said, the information that I “crammed” into my head […]

EDS 103 Module 5 My First Teacher..

I can’t for the life of me remember anything about my first teacher.  I know which school I went to.  I remember the room.  I can even remember the kid who sat next to me.  I can even remember the smell of the room and the color of the carpet.  Or, at least I think […]