Topic: We will discuss our overall thoughts on Writing 120 and how we think this class helped us with our first semester at WCU.
When: Thursday December 4th @ 12:15 in Sykes lobby
Problem: A problem at I see occurring a lot at WCU is the extreme variation in classes. I understand that professors have different ways of teaching materials but the amount of out of projects/ homework given in a class should reflect that amount of work. Too many professors at WCU give too much or not enough assignments that don’t justifice the material talked about in class.
Solution: Classes that are not directly impacts the students major should not exceed the amount of out of class work than the classes that do. Also classes that do impact the major should be giving the student more opportunities to learn and research the material in class by giving more work.
- This will relieve stress on students that worry so much about classes that they do not even care about.
- This will make students focus more on their major of choice and the topics they are interested in.
- This will help the professors as well because now they do not have to worry about assigning pointless work to students who are not even interested in the materials.
- It is also no longer taking away from the students who want to learn and from students whose is that major
I am showcasing the distinctions of student teacher relationships from Freire’s Banking Concept of Education and relationships here at WCU.
I am making four art pieces one showcasing the problem, which is Hierarchy, and three other painting that showcase the solutions.
I am still in the process of finalizing all the pieces but I have two that are in the rough stages.
Topic # 3
Team: Mimi Riley
Thesis: I will discuss the comparison of Student teacher relationships from Freire’s “The ‘Banking’ Concept of Education” to teachers and students here at WCU. I will also bring in real life situations to add more of a comparison.
hierarchy grading communication age
Quotes: ” Education thus becomes an act of depositing, in which the students are the depositories and the teacher is the
depositor. Instead of communicating, the teacher issues communiqués and makes deposits which the students patiently
receive, memorize, and repeat.” (Page1, paragraph 5)
“a. the teacher teaches and the students are taught;
b. the teacher knows everything and the students know nothing;”
Nick, Mimi, Kyle, Abbey, TJ, Adam
In our discussion group on Friday we talked about how teachers and peers learn from each other. We think that the best way to learn is through experience. In our society we always try to teach through textbooks or structured learning. We learn best through experience because we are able to teach each other life lessons. We also are always learning new things because growing up we were a-custom to the developing technology so it was normal to know how everything works. We also talked about how if we had better communication in a classroom the teacher student relationship would be a lot stronger. Also we talked about how if we had a more open discussion in the classroom people would be able to discuss with others in the real world. If I was taught more social skills and how to go in for a job interview or how to talk to a boss it would have been much more beneficial than learning pointless material o “shit sandwiches” that the teacher is throwing at us. Something else that we discussed in our group is how learning from peers and teachers gives you insight to new viewpoints. I was thinking about this a lot people in my high school we were not allowed to talk about politics in our history class to avoid people getting upset but i wish we did because I want to hear what other people have to say about it. Overall we had a great talk and a lot of the material helped me with my project.
Group: Mimi, Mia, Ethan, Leann, Emily, John and Brendan
During our discussion we talked about how the education system uses us as trash receptacles when it comes to learning and retaining information. We talked about how we feel like educators just throw useless pieces of knowledge and information at us and expect us to remember all of it for a test. We also talked about how the teachers are told to keep teaching a certain way even if they do not agree with it because that is how knowledge is tested. Yet we all said how we do not retain any of the information and basically have to relearn everything every year especially when it comes to math or useless history facts. We basically are just a product of our teachers and the amount of work they put into teaching us something will reflect on us.Over all our group had a good discussion on what Freire was trying to convey on how teachers refer to us as trash cans when it comes to learning in school.