The game is not yet over… But I am going to succeed…
I am truly amazed on my adventure in EDS 103 which is Theories of Learning. Final exam is fairly exciting, but the most important for me is what can I say about this subject? In the beginning of the class, Honestly, I’ve felt nervous because this is my first time to study through Distance Learning. But my strong eagerness to become an educator in the future pushed me to learn how to overcome that anxiety. Studying while working has never been easy for me, but for some reasons, I still find the course enjoyable at the end of the day. I have learned a lot about theories of learning in EDS 103. From behavioral, social, cognitive and constructivist, and even going far to epistemology, I learned that these theories, whether accepted or unaccepted, has affected most of our lives. I have learned how BF Skinner uses reinforcements in learning, the various stimuli introduced by Pavlov.
I can also not forget about the types of memory that identified the procedural and declarative aspects of learning in my profession. Piaget, who introduced me about the terms assimilation and accommodation, and also Vygotsky, which taught me that people around me will also affect the way I construct knowledge. These are just some of the things I have learned in this subject, and truly, I am more than amazed to what I have discovered. Piaget and Vygotsky are the theorists that I like the most. For me, they bring more sense in the capacity of a human being to learn. With the theories and principles about learning, I can carefully say that my knowledge about education has been expanded. The only thing I can do now of course is to apply what I have learned in my workplace, and finally, share this knowledge of mine to my colleagues and to the future generations.
Theoretical foundations of Learning are very important. Knowing how students learn best differently is a big factor among educators towards effective planning and teaching implementation. Considering the diversity of learners, we can always capitalize on their strengths in learning in an effort of mobilizing other aspects of themselves. Personally, these theories provided me a more solid understanding of how should I teach in the future.
The game is not yet over. We just have started. Now that we’ve come to the end of this term (specifically for this course EDS 103), I know we will continuously bear in our minds and hearts whatever it is that we’ve learned. For me, it’s a very good foundation for us who aspire to become noble teachers.
I am looking forward to experience same level of enthusiasm and learning spirit in the coming terms. I will definitely miss everyone. I know we will all meet again-maybe not as classmates anymore, but for one surest thing, as professional teachers in our respective fields. Stay positive! We just finished one race but the game is not necessarily over. The road to success is yet to come and I hope each of us will continue until the end.
From the bottom of my heart, I thank Prof. Lou Juachon, Ph.D for this wonderful opportunity.
I am a simple person who strives hard in learning a lot of things in life, I still need to learn more and more about life.
May God bless us all!