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From Pupil to Student

Taking responsibility

Are you a Studentyet?


In

elementary school, those attending class are called pupils At RHS, we want you to become students What is the difference?

The pupil

The pupil
Must

attend school (not the pupils own choice) Does not have much influence Has limited responsibility for learning Do what you are told!

The Student
The

student
chosen to attend school

Has

Is given influence, and should use it Is responsible for learning Think about what you are told!

Being a student is about your attitude towards taking responsibility

Taking responsibility

The six levels of responsibility


Denial (lowest level) Lay Blame Justify Shame Obligation Responsibility (highest level)

Denial
Did you prepare for today? I told you to do some assignme nts What? We didnt have to prepare for today No you didnt!

DEnial

At the Denial level, you

Deny everything that you have not been explicitly informed about Do not take any initiative for finding information on your own Do not assume ownership for learning

Lay blame
Did you prepare for today? You can see it on the website What? You didnt tell us what to prepare for today! Butmy mom had borrowed my computer!

Lay Blame

At the Lay Blame level, you

Blame others for hindering you in doing what you are supposed to do Claim that It is not my fault! Do not assume ownership for learning

JUstify
Did you prepare for today? You had all week to prepare Nobut it was so hot yester-day, and I had a headache I know, but I had to go to a party on saturday

Justify

At the Justify level, you

Blame external factors for hindering you in doing what you are supposed to do Claim that It is not my fault! Do not assume ownership for learning

SHAME
Did you prepare for today? You could ask a fellow student for help NoIm sorry. I guess Im just too stupid I know, but it would probably not help me anyway

SHAME

At the Shame level, you


Start to assume ownership for learning Blame yourself for hindering you in doing what you are supposed to do Tend to give up easily (Im probably just too stupid for this)

Obligation
Did you prepare for today? Good ! Yes, I have prepared for today and those assigments were so confusing, but (sigh) I have to do them

Obligation

At the Obligation level, you


Assume ownership for learning Do what you are supposed to do but not really because you want to, but because you have to! Still have a get it done, so I can do something more fun attitude

Responsibility
Did you prepare for today? Good ! Grea t! Yes, I have prepared for today And I have some questions for assignment 4

Responsibility

At the Responsibility level, you


Assume full ownership for learning Do what you are supposed to do, because you want to do it May even go beyond what you are supposed to do, simply because you are curious and want to learn more

Responsibility

The responsibility for making sure that I learn something lies with

YOU!

The role of teachers

But, if a student is responsible for learning, what does a teacher do then!? The role of the teacher is to support and guide you through your learning process We have a lot of tools available for this

The role of teachers


Teacherstudent interaction Projects Exercises Flash-cards Games

Teacher presentations Blackboard PowerPoint Demonstratio ns Programming

Student selfstudy Litterature Assignments Study@home Video tutorials

The effort needed

Teacher presentation Interaction Self-study

The effort needed


Old-fashioned

lectures only take up about 20 % of the total time you need to devote! You will not learn enough just by hearing lectures, and doing nothing else! Expect to use as much time to self-study, as you use at the school! Otherwise, you will remain a pupil