Obtaining information on the Superhighway of the Internet is easy, but the information explosion could represent a serious obstacle to knowledge acquisition. To achieve correct information, we must be able to navigate through the labyrinth of information, distinguish the important from the irrelevant, and make critical value judgments. Therefore, the skills of analysis, evaluation, and synthesis are what we need to survive in the Information Jungle.
This trend of becoming information literate also challenges schools to rethink their traditional instructional models, to move to a model of inquiry-based learning where students collaboratively organize their research to offer original solutions, and communicate their findings using a variety of media. Yet, to most teachers, shifting from the current teacher-centered classroom to a student-based one is a daunting task. The change proposed may cause conflicts in their classrooms, partly because it’s incompatible with the reality of their teaching contexts and partly because teachers as well as students have not had enough time to adjust to their new roles — the teacher as a facilitator and the student as an active learner.
I hope to dedicate myself to testing, developing and ultimately promulgating policies and curriculum that help both teachers and students make a smooth transition to their new roles. It is for this reason that I am applying to the Department of Education at National Chengchi University. Your highly respected undergraduate program will equip me with what I need to be a successful education leader. The comprehensive courses offered allow me to further explore how to ensure that schools are reformed and restructured to welcome all students and how to help educators remove barriers to learning at all ages by coordinating multiple initiatives.
If I am admitted to your program, there are a few tenets that I have decided to carry out. First of all, think outside of the box and dream big. Give myself plenty of time to reflect and innovate. Additionally, in order to complete tasks at hand efficiently, it’s important to form partnerships. Finally, to anyone that asks what I do, the answer is I am an educator and tomorrow I hope to be a better one.
I look forward to an opportunity to develop my expertise and broaden my perspectives at your school and am eager to embark on this next stage of my life.
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