Tutor profile: Cassidy R.
Subject: Study Skills
We understand that people learn in different ways and different study habits can help learning performance. Explain two contrasting learning styles and give examples for how someone would study using each style.
Students learn in a variety of ways and show be allowed the flexibility to learn what works best for their learning development. Some students may work best when using auditory processing. These students would benefit from saying and hearing words and concepts verbally either alone or with a study partner. Alternately, some students learn better kinesthetically, meaning they learn best when they can combine auditory and visual techniques to get a more robust understanding of the material. Platforms like quizlet where students can type in questions or vocabulary words and their corresponding answers, and then view them as flashcards they can run through verbally can be very helpful for kinesthetic learners.
Problem-solving has increasingly been associated with higher cognitive performance and psychological development. Explain the historical context of this outcome and the differences between convergent and divergent problem solving. Give examples of each within the context of observed development.
Over the many years of play research, the ability to problem-solve became a defining outcome of play in child development. From Katona’s Five-Square problem in 1940 looking at insight problem-solving, Dunker’s Candle problem of functional fixedness in 1945 and the Nine Dot Problem of lateral thinking that gained popularity in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the ability to problem-solve was seen as a test of intelligence and cognitive ability within developmental research (Dunker 1945; Fedor, Szathmáry & Öllinger, 2015; Katona, 1940; MacGregor, Ormerod & Chronicle, 2001). This ability to problem-solve was just as complex as defining play itself because multiple types of problem-solving emerged. Two distinguished types that arose from the literature were convergent problem-solving, where there was only one answer, and divergent problem-solving, where the solutions were potentially limitless. An example of a convergent problem-solving task would be a puzzle, where there are very specific correct solutions to the problem. Divergent problem solving tasks would be asking children to finish a drawing freely or answer a text openly, allowing for an unlimited amount of solutions.
Choose a book off of the "banned and challenged book list" and argue whether they should or should not be kept on the list.
The Hand Maid's Tale by Margaret Atwood was one of the most challenged books of 2019 according to ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom. It's been argued that this novel is dangerous to be read in school curriculums and even dangerous to have available to the general public due to it's hyper sexualized rhetoric and use of profanity. However, this essay asserts that Atwood's novel reveals the hyper sexualized to a society much like the one we are living in today.
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