Caring in Education
Group 5-Alicia, Claire, Matt, Emily, Ariel
“Explores the nature of caring relations and encounters in education and some of the difficulties educators have with them.”
Why is the relational view difficult for many educators?
Caring Relations as the Foundation for Pedagogical Activity
Caring relations provide the foundation for successful pedagogical activity. As educators listen to their students, they gain the students’ trust and it then become more likely that students will accept what is attempted to be taught. As students are engaged in dialogue, educators learn about their needs, their working habits, passions, and talents, all while gaining ideas about how to build lessons and plan for their individual progress.. In the end, educators are inspired to increase their own competence.
“The great privilege enjoyed by some children is that they have become participants in an on-going conversation with caring, knowledgeable adults.”
For each subject choose something that you would want to learn about and discuss it with your table:
Mathematics: geometry and properties of different shapes
Science: forensics/DNA testing
History: America’s involvement in WWII
English: fictional novels
Any fun or exciting topics you came up with?