Adrienne Jankens

"Good learners, like everyone else, are living, squirming, questioning, perceiving, fearing, loving, and languaging nervous systems, but they are good learners precisely because they believe and do certain things that less effective learners do not believe and do." -Postman and Weingartner (31)

Educational Questions: a Path to Discovering, not just Learning

Originally posted on patrickhroache:
The question is our best educational asset. Postman, Weingartner, and Macrorie, would all make this argument, and they did in the assigned reading. Postman and Weingartner…

September 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Reflection on Project 1: The About Me page

Originally posted on patrickhroache:
When I finished the first draft of my “About Me” page, one thing stuck out in particular. It was rather long. An internal conflict began to…

September 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Free writing on Swales

Originally posted on patrickhroache:
The term discourse community has a very vague definition. In fact very few people actually have a complete thorough understanding of the term- most just have…

September 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Response to Gee

Originally posted on patrickhroache:
To be completely honest, while reading Gee’s arguments I began to get distracted by thoughts- mainly questions- about my secondary Discourses. However, in doing so, it…

September 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ash and Clayton Post

Originally posted on ajh0824:
In this article, Ash and Clayton describe a learning process commonly used at NCSU called “service-learning.” This process does away with traditional student/teacher relationships in a…

September 4, 2014 · Leave a comment