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O'Byrne Philosophy Statement

O'Byrne Philosophy Statement

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The Philosophy Statement of W. Ian O'Byrne. Cognition and Instruction doctoral student at the University of Connecticut.

Researcher at the New Literacies Research Lab.
The Philosophy Statement of W. Ian O'Byrne. Cognition and Instruction doctoral student at the University of Connecticut.

Researcher at the New Literacies Research Lab.

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Published by: Ian O'Byrne on Aug 19, 2009
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Running head: Philosophy StatementCognition and Instruction Comprehensive Examination:Philosophy and Pedagogy Statement W. Ian O’ByrneUniversity of Connecticut
 
Statement of Philosophy and PedagogyDuring completion of your coursework, you have encountered manytheorists and scholars who have espoused tenets of thinking,teaching and learning. In 8, double-pages or fewer (Compliantwith APA guideline; references, tables, figures are not includedin 8 pages), present a statement of philosophy and pedagogy thatdescribes three of your tenets regarding “best cognition andinstruction practices.” Of course, it may be obvious thatteaching and learning positions complement one another. As you present these points of view, refer to at least one philosopher, psychologist or educational psychologist who would expressopposing views to yours. Emphasize at least one major difference between your views and those of the opposing ones. With respectto this difference, argue why you think your view is better ofthe enhancement of thinking, teaching and/or learning.Then as you begin to close your statement, we ask that you thinkabout the future given your philosophical views. Be visionary.List one good and one bad thing that you think likely to happento education in the next 25 years. How might your philosophy orassociated practices help us realize this “good thing” oravoid/overcome the “bad thing” that you envision for us?Your response will be evaluated for:a) your ability to state your philosophical views clearly b) your accurate reference and description of theviewpoints/works of others
 
c) the overall cohesion and semantic clarity of the fullresponse including accurate use of APA styled) your ability to hypothesize about the impact of your philosophical views for the future

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