Importance and Benefits of Educational Research

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Importance and Benefits of Educational Research “When a student is ready, the teacher appears” is an ancient Buddhist proverb that is packed with wisdom (Smith, 2002). No matter how hard a teacher tries, if the student is not ready to learn, chances are good he or she will not bet. Luckily, students are present in the classroom because they want to be. Introduction When school-age children first enter the classroom, there is apprehension and uncertainty. What they have learned from informal education generally started within the home, or a non home-based learning environment. Whereas for most adults, being out of the classroom for even a few years can make going back to school intimidating. If they have not taken a class in decades, it is understandable that they would have some degree of apprehension about what it will be like and how well they will do. It is the job of the educator to listen carefully for teaching moments and take advantage of them. Therefore, it is imperative for an educator, at whatever level of their teaching capacity, to be culturally aware of differences that are present within the classroom, have the ability to embrace and enhance the educational environment, even when challenged with perceived multicultural barriers. Due to the multi-nationality, language-based classrooms that apparent within the educational realm, it is imperative to incorporate unlimited possibilities to review the information presented. No one student learns alike, therefore, a variety of different deliveries are needed to impact student retention, as well as content knowledge. Theory of Learning Learning is a lifelong activity. Learning occurs intentionally in formal instructional settings and incidentally through experience.... ... middle of paper ... ...eting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C. Driscoll, M. P. (2005). Psychology of learning for instruction. (3rd ed., pp. 3-4, 317-320). Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc. Nieto, S., & Bode, P. (2008). Affirming diversity: The sociopolitical context of multicultural education. (pp. 424-425). Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc. Smith, M. K. (2002). Malcolm Knowles, informal adult education, self-direction and andragogy, The Encyclopedia of Informal Education, Venezia, C., Venezia, G., Cavico, F. J., & Mujtaba, B. G. (2011). Is ethics education necessary: A comparative study of moral cognizance in Taiwan and the United States. The International Business and Economic Research journal, 10(3), 17-28. Retrieved from
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