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Educational Paradigms

Respond to the following questions:

1. Which paradigm best describes your current learning organizational environment? Why? Provide an example.

2. How does your organizational paradigm affect your assessments and measurement of student learning?

3. On a personal level, which paradigm do you feel most represents your own views of education and assessment?

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1. Which paradigm best describes your current learning organizational environment? Why? Provide an example.

The learning paradigm involves an incremental change in an institution's organizational procedure or priorities which purpose is to produce learning and elicit student discovery and construction of knowledge. It involves holistic teaching and learning environments suited for activities catered to the students' activities. Learning paradigm also focuses on interaction to increase the learning of all students. Learner-centered approaches focuses on learning being achieved through learners' engagement with various activities.

My current learning organizational environment has a learning paradigm since it has the following characteristics of a learning paradigm institution:

? powerful new teaching styles founded on learning-centered principles - Faculty uses cooperative learning integrated with multiple intelligence activities and a few of the ways they can do this is by using small groups to apply and extend the basic knowledge of the lesson or course. The teachers should promote interaction among students in and out of class so that ...

Solution Summary

The solution discusses the learning paradigm being used in a learning organization, its reasons and an example is also provided. Also explained are the ways the paradigm affect the assessments and measurement of student learning. Lastly, the paradigm that represents most a teacher's views of education and assessment is also discussed. References included.

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