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Gabriel Jasinski – Weekly Writing & Blogs

Discussion group brief

When: 11/15 at 11:00am

Where: Sykes Lounge, once you enter through the front make a right and it’ll be there

Discussion: As the second writing project of the semester comes to a close it’s only natural to delve a little deeper in the form of a group discussion about the outcome of the paper, the topics chosen, and the details each one of us incorporated with our essays. With the discussion it’d be preferred if we were to talk about the topics presented to us for the essays, mainly Education beyond the classroom as it seems a good number of us had decided to form our projects off the topic however if someone wants to talk about another topic, perhaps the one they selected then this is alright.

Peer review #2, Gabe Jasinski

Dana Roeder

Positive: Once again, great way to apply the topic with an example that’s relatively universal to all students, or at the very least feasible to most students, shows correlation.

Negative: Maybe cut back a little on the quoting, also be sure to have the correct format on the final draft.

Use of Percy: Great work on incorporating Percy’s view at the start with your thesis.

Brandon Zahal, Chad Weldon, RJ Walther

Positive: While obvious, it’s good that you’ve mentioned the underlying issue in the first slide rather than mention Percy’s article.

Negative: In general I’d just add a little more to each slide, From how it looks it’s obviously not done but a few more key pieces here and there wouldn’t hurt.

Use of Percy: Wonderful quote to be applying towards the topic of education outside the classroom, hits home the idea that students regard themselves as learners rather than storage spaces for knowledge.

Peer Review 2, Kenzie and Jenna

Positive: Overall your essay is forming well, if you continue to delve deeper into these areas of thought, then incorporate Freire’s writing you should have a decent essay in the end.

Negative: I would try to break your essay up into more than two paragraphs, also MLA format, it can get hard to read. (Fixed the font and double spaced it)

Use of Percy: Great example followed by a clarified explanation, I would delve deeper into this topic before heading into Freire.

Peer Review 2, Olivia Vearling

Positive: Good idea using the class we’re writing this essay on as an example of what should be done rather than what shouldn’t be, it relates to the reader.

Negative: Decent Thesis but try to implement either Percy or Freire, this way it’s understood that the essay will focus on their writings.

Use of Percy: I think you should probably include Percy somewhere in your work, granted this is a draft but it’s beneficial to include his quotations and concepts as a means to have your reader better understand your focal points.

Commentary on topic proposal for Ava Hill

Positive: Good choice to include Freire right off the bat, just make sure to apply his writing where it’d work best.

Negative: The only issue I see with this is if the students aren’t motivated or have a lack of incentive to truly discuss with one another.

Use of Percy: As mentioned before you want to be able to apply Percy and Freire to your analysis of teaching without teaching, I’d recommend writing out what you have, then read over the essay, pick where you’d think each quote would work best.

Commentary on topic proposals for Grady Leonard

Positive: Excellent wording, you could start to dig into the reasoning with the students by perpetuating the idea that not visiting the community is an offense.

Negative: While this is a good idea, involving students within the community I think (For a analytical piece) you should delve into why there’s a lack of participation.

Use of Percy: Right here is a perfect stepping stone for your essay, it can demonstrate how students may leave their mark on a place and then have no desire to return to it, or it may deter others from doing so

Week 4 Discussion Group Response (Tj’s discussion)

Tj (Leader), Nick, Donny, Gabe (Myself)

Today’s discussion had revolved around the idea that seeing something via technology ruins the experience for someone rather than enhances it, this goes with the idea of Walker’s concept. Personally technology fills in the gaps that ignorance inevitably holds for us, for instance this year NASA discovered and documented a black hole, something that no one could possibly view without the aid of technological advancements. Still we must look at the domestic capabilities, like vacations or ‘adventures’ cannot be recreated with a screen as these are stuck together with experience. Ultimately we see this as a means of preference despite the complexity of the topic, if we were to ask the generation before ours, it’s likely the answer would lean towards debunking as their generation could not have these resources whereas our generation would most likely go towards the benefits of technology as our entire lives (Or the better part of it) have been enveloped within technology, and what it holds, that being not only our world but the vastness of its external surroundings.

Writing project, step one

Gabe Jasinski

I’ll be working alone on this assignment, making the choice to research the possibilities of topic number two, the Student power.

The idea that students in the collective are essentially slaves to the classrooms and teachers that inhabit them are merely scratching of the surface, to truly delve into the idea of power in the students we must first look at how students are perceived in society both on a historical and contemporary level.

Quotable sections:

  1. The capability of banking education to minimize or annul the students’ creative power and to stimulate their credulity serves the interests of the oppressors, who care neither to have the world revealed nor to see it transformed. The oppressors use their “humanitarianism” to preserve a profitable situation. Thus they react almost instinctively against any experiment in education which stimulates the critical faculties and is not content with a partial view of reality but always seeks out the ties which link one point to another and one problem to another
  2. Indeed, the interests of the oppressors lie in “changing the consciousness of the oppressed, not the situation which oppresses them”; for the more the oppressed can be led to adapt to that situation, the more easily they can be dominated. To achieve this end, the oppressors use the banking concept of education in conjunction with a paternalistic social action apparatus, within which the oppressed receive the euphemistic title of “welfare recipients.” They are treated as individual cases, as marginal persons who deviate from the general configuration of a “good, organized, and just” society. The oppressed are regarded as the pathology of the healthy society, which must therefore adjust these “incompetent and lazy” folk to its own patterns by changing their mentality. These marginals need to be “integrated,” “incorporated” into the healthy society that they have “forsaken.”

Week three discussion topic

Participants: Brandon (leader), Sam, David, Sara, Cate, Haley, Sam, Sheamus, Amanda, Katherine, Gabe (me)

Today’s topic that Brandon brought forward was whether or not we as individuals agreed with Freire’s learning concept. While at first the conversation bounced from how we interpreted his banking concept, which for many saw people as objects that are designed for a sole purpose later in life, for instance teaching someone accounting all their life just for them to become a bank teller or some sort of account at a business, with no other reason other than to be a resource for a larger organization. The conversation pivoted towards how it seemed Freire contradicted himself intentionally, while this didn’t delve deeper into anything more than this point, it did remind me of something my FYE class had presented as a question, what is the difference between a student and a learner. Thinking of this, I began to answer the question to myself and how this correlated towards the conversation, I believe that a student is an individual that is designed to become a resource, while a learner can utilize both practical and vital skill sets that advance their understanding of the world around them. Having answered this I pieced together the idea that Freire sees all learners as students with the potential to become a full fledged learner.

Discussion post week 2, Topic of Space in the classroom

Participants: Isabella (Organizer), Lauren, Luke, Mike, Sam, Adam, Jenna, Tj, Brandon, Emily, Gabe (myself)

The topic for the morning was the metaphorical and physical ideas behind the space in the classroom. The first thing I had noticed right off the bat was the organization of the setup we had made, where Isabella was projecting towards the rest of us. While this is minimal as it served as a practical means of getting ideas out to the group it’s evident that the way we are spaced within the classroom will typically be applied to the outside environment in situations like this. The second topic that was prominent was the areas in which studying was most effective, the focal point (Which was decided among the group) was that lounges often provide the best habitat for study time. During this discussion there was a pivot, where the group discussed the styles of classrooms, for instance lectures and smaller rooms and the effects they have on people. While the younger teachers are more linked as the age gap is smaller and therefore the likelihood of progressive nature is higher, older teachers are far more likely to hold their own style as they’ve found it to be the best method, despite the disconnect from the students. An example the group had talked over was FYE, the issues revolved around the size of the class, the disconnect between the lecturers and the lectured, and the lack of focus on main ideas discussed, and as a result of these issues many feel that the space between the teachers and fellow students render the class useless.