week reflection 5

I got through these days with busyness for dance practicing of my ‘Seni Lari Rakyak’ course as well as preparing for final exam of Psycholinguist.

At the beginning, I even don’t know how to prepare it because of there are so many chapters in this course. And most of them are not easy for comprehending. While, during some days of recalling, I found there are many knowledge points are same as the Linguistic course we studied in last semester. They can be said similar just with the difference of psychological part. Psycholinguistic mostly focus on the psychological activity and process of people when they learning a kind of language.

And even between two chapters, it can be very closed and have many relations. Actually, I’m interest in psychology. While, the problem is the date for examination is near by. I don’t have enough time for deep understanding each knowledge point, nothing but instead it with remembering.   

week reflection 4

During practices of this week, I found that among the four parts of MUET, I’m weak in writing and speaking. In the second part of writing, there are 50min for complete an essay with more than 250 words. And I cannot balance the time well enough. I always spend too much time on planning the overall structure and content. It’s an essential part of all the procedures of writing. While I spent lots of time on this part and made the time of others pressing. I should expedite the thinking and actual writing process.

week reflection 3

This semester we join the MUET examination. Before that, I consider MUET is just as simple as the 4-level English Test in China. While, now I think the speaking-part is really challenging, especially the discussion part. Beside vocabulary, it demands lots of thinking skill inside: the way how you solve a problem, how to expand the points to support your ideas and so on. The logic thinking is very essential and that just is my most defective place. I always lose my ideas on what I should support and how to strength them. When I woke up, I found I have already far away from my main point. Beside that is my grammar. I t always have some obvious mistakes of grammar using. The primary reason should due to me: To English speaking, I didn’t persist.

I need more practices on that I think.

 

 

 

week reflection 2

20th March is the day I presentation the Micro- teaching for Curriculum course. I spent nearly a whole week to prepare for that. Any topic can be chosen for teaching and my chosen topic is ‘Word Stress’. Because I consider that, to English, I’m good at the part of pronunciation. It’s my first time to write a really lesson plan like a teacher. For that, I collected lots of information about ‘how to write a lesson plan’ or ‘some wrong ways of writing lesson plan’. It’s really helpful for me to make a comprehension about lesson plan: the form, the pattern and how to connect your topic with your main subject of the lesson together, something like that. Whatever, now I recalling my micro-teaching presentation that day, I even can find lots disadvantage. At the beginning, I was really exposed to a little nervous. In fact, that’s because of the computer that my pen-drive cannot open and display on it! And that really drive me crazy. Then, the second is my teaching style, too much teacher-center I think. I almost spent all the time on teaching and lecturing but not the interacting with students. That maybe is the most essential problem. I didn’t balance the time well enough. However, that’s an experience to me. I see lots of my disadvantages on teaching. While, on the other side, it’s my first time, that’s mean I have the second the third time to make it better. Finally, I see that as a teacher is not a simple job~

week reflection 1

Our group discussed the topic of “Teaching with method of infusion” on Sunday of the passing week. All of us consider that the definition of infusion is easy comprehended. While, the topic, I mean that choose a proper and interesting one which can reflect the infusion way in teaching is not simple. We have considered a lot of topics, like poetry, grammar, even the difference between Chinese and German! Hehe.. Well, finally, we choose the topic of music, exactly, is the type of the music. And after finishing the decision, we tried to search all the information about definition of each type of music online. Download the songs for introduce and development. The task of writing lesson plan and power point is due to my roommate and me. We put every suggestion of the strategies should be used on each page for reflecting our thinking process. Actually, after our discussion the day has already late and raining. We finished our task about 1am finally. Whatever, the presentation next day was appreciated by our Dr!                

Criticle thinking

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(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Critical Thinking consists of mental processes of discernment, analysis and evaluation. It includes possible processes of reflecting upon a tangible or intangible item in order to form a solid judgment that reconciles scientific evidence with common sense. In contemporary usage “critical” has a certain negative connotation that does not apply in the present case. Though the term “analytical thinking” may seem to convey the idea more accurately, critical thinking clearly involves synthesis, evaluation, and reconstruction of thinking, in addition to analysis.

Critical thinkers gather information from all senses, verbal and/or written expressions, reflection, observation, experience and reasoning. Critical thinking has its basis in intellectual criteria that go beyond subject-matter divisions and which include: clarity, credibility, accuracy, precision, relevance, depth, breadth, logic, significance and fairness.

Critical thinking is a form of judgment, specifically purposeful and reflective judgment. Using critical thinking one makes a decision or solves the problem of judging what to believe or what to do, but does so in a reflective way. Critical thinking gives due consideration to the evidence, the context of judgment, the relevant criteria for making that judgment well, the applicable methods or techniques for forming that judgment, and the applicable theoretical and constructs for understanding the nature of the problem and the question at hand. These elements also happen to be the key defining characteristics of professional fields and academic disciplines. This is why critical thinking can occur within a given subject field (by reference to its specific set of permissible questions, evidence sources, criteria, etc.) and across subject fields in all those spaces where human beings need to interact and make decisions, solve problems, and figure out what to believe and what to do.

Within the framework of scientific skepticism, the process of critical thinking involves acquiring information and evaluating it to reach a well-justified conclusion or answer. Part of critical thinking comprises informal logic. However, a large part of critical thinking goes beyond informal logic and includes assessment of beliefs and identification of prejudice, bias, propaganda, self-deception, distortion, misinformation, etc. Given research in cognitive psychology, some educators believe that schools should focus more on teaching their students critical thinking skills, intellectual standards, and cultivating intellectual traits (such as intellectual humility, intellectual empathy, intellectual integrity, and fair-mindedness) than on memorizing facts by rote learning. As defined in A Greek-English Lexicon the verb krino- means to choose, decide or judge. Hence a krites is a discerner, judge or arbiter. Those who are kritikos have the ability to discern or decide by exercising sound judgment
The word krino- also means to separate (winnow) the wheat from the chaff or that which has worth from that which does not.

Critical thinking is important, because it enables one to analyze, evaluate, explain, and restructure our thinking, decreasing thereby the risk of acting on, or thinking with, a false premise.
However, even with the use of critical thinking skills, mistakes can happen due to a thinker’s egocentrism or sociocentrism or failure to be in possession of the full facts. In addition, there is always the possibility of inadvertent human error.

Universal concepts and principles of critical thinking can be applied to any context or case but only by reflecting upon the nature of that application. Critical thinking forms, therefore, a system of related, and overlapping, modes of thought such as anthropological thinking, sociological thinking, historical thinking, political thinking, psychological thinking, philosophical thinking, mathematical thinking, chemical thinking, biological thinking, ecological thinking, legal thinking, ethical thinking, musical thinking, thinking like a painter, sculptor, engineer, business person, etc. In other words, though critical thinking principles are universal, their application to disciplines requires a process of reflective contextualization.

One can regard critical thinking as involving two aspects:

  1. a set of cognitive skills, intellectual standards, and traits of mind
  2. the disposition or intellectual commitment to use those structures to improve thinking and guide behavior.

Critical thinking, in the strong sense, does not include simply the acquisition and retention of information, or the possession of a skill-set which one does not use regularly; nor does critical thinking merely exercise skills without acceptance of the results.

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Every time when I look through newspapers, I found there are so many advertisements. Of course, what role an ad plays cannot be negligible and even pretty crucial in such a increasingly – developing information society. Ordinary citizens will buy and use what ads recommend and kids will memorize what ads tell them. What’s more, ad trade has become the leading industry in some nations. In fact, an ad brings us not merely food for thoughts but also material wealth.

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