Clarifying your beliefs
Looking at the
chart on the flow of
instructional planning, you will see why these types of exercises are important.
Seeing ourselves reduced to print often helps us clarify our real beliefs. Take
the following tests and create a personal profile according to what matches your
professional self. Afterward reflect on the results and play with writing down
some of the beliefs that emerge in several "I believe" statements.
there are no correct answers to the following tests, just
your answers. Both of the links are to downloadable documents.
Patricia Jersin's Philosophy
Test - The test is for students and
you will need to log in and print the test, take it, and
then see where your strongest scores fall. See if you can find some
additional information online about your strongest areas of preference.
This test is based on classic philosophical categories.
Online Philosophy Test
- Terry Armstrong, Emeritus
Professor from University of Idaho, gave me permission to copy
and use his test. The print version is in your course packet but
here is the link to an automated version. These are based on the
traditional psychological descriptions.
Can you find out any more information on your preferences?
Lesson plans links:
Explore the following lesson plan links and see if you can create a mini-unit
based on some of the online resources you can find.
Explore the Japanese concept of lesson study.
is a Japanese educational concept whereby teachers actively observe, review, and
discuss en mass the intricacies of a lesson in order to improve the
instructional quality of the lesson. What do you think?