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Week 15: Glenroy Harvey

What we learn with pleasure we never forget. ~ Alfred Mercier

 

This quote speaks to what consider the best way to learn and that is through play and doing something you love. The things we are forced to do and have no interest in are the things we tend to forget the fastest. I am in culinary school because I love cooking. The things I learned in class are things I honestly have never forgotten.  Even thought I have not had a cooking class in three months when I was thrown into the kitchen last week, I performed at a higher level then those who were in the class. This is not only because I am better then that students in that class but it is because I am passionate about cooking and the results are on the dishes I create. There is a quote that says “if your doing the job you love, you’ll never work a day in your life”. I completely agree with that quote and that is why I wish to do jobs I really am passionate about. I never forgot how to swim, cook or anything else I enjoyed doing. 

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Week 15: Jasmine Parks

What we learn with pleasure we never forget. ~ Alfred Mercier

I completely agree with this quote, education is a fundamental part of life but a lot of the time we realize this much later in life and so at one point we went to school not because we chose  to but because we were forced too. Consequently,  a lot of the things I was taught in middle school I do not remember, because during those three years I just went to school to get away from the drama going on in my house. It was more of a sanctuary than a place of learning and I spent much of my time there daydreaming and fantasying about a better life.  Whereas, I remember elementary and high school fondly not because my home situation was better per se but because when I was younger I genuinely liked school and enjoyed going every day and learning new things and in high school I realized life is about competition and so many other people from better families had an edge that I didn’t and the only way to bridge that gap was through education. As well I had rediscovered my love of learning.

Another thing is I almost always remember what I read, maybe not the title or the author because those things are not relevant to me I do not care if it’s a classic or a must read I judge a book by its contents. Just because it was written by Charles dickens or Langston Hughes does not automatically mean it’s good. I have a passion for reading  when I find a good book it’s all I think about while in class, eating or even watching TV I think “when will I read some more”

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Week 15: Teyu Shu

Learning is an enjoyable process if you are interested in what is being taught.  In high school, I remember doing better in the classes I actually found fascinating and average in the classes that just could not spark any interest.  For me, those class where history and earth science.  Every minute in those classes were dreadful. I could barely keep awake studying the materials and it was not easy staying awake during classes. I got through them, though.  However, if you ask me today about the topics covered in those classes, I would not be able to utter a word because I forgot it all. But, I would still be able to recapitulate many of the concepts I learned in the math and biology courses that I enjoyed taking in high school.  Unfortunately, in college the first two years of classes are usually filled with requirements which would help you choose a major because you will realizes your hidden talents, if not yet already known. This is what happened to me.  Coming into college, I was unsure of what I wanted to major in. After settling to major in Liberal Arts for two years, I took a few Statistics course that allured me to finally declare my major in Statistics.  At last, I feel some closure because I know what I want to become, a statistician.    

What we learn with pleasure we never forget. ~ Alfred Mercier

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Week 15: Brittany Hillman

Pleasure Learning

“What we learn with pleasure we never forget” by Alfred Mercier is very true in my opinion. Also what understand we never forget, because my brain works different with different subject, I either need to make the work enjoyable or understandable. When it comes to things that need to be memorized there are many ways teachers try to make it enjoyable by giving you little sayings such as, “my very educated mother just sent us nine pizzas”, to memorize the planets, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto. It can get sillier when it comes to entertainment and memorization but I also find it easier to memorize things that happened during a very important or funny moment. Like sometimes I’ll be studying something like dates for my Art culture and history class and I’ll say that I studied this picture right before my friend came and distracted me with a story and that picture was before this picture or in this time period.

So for memorization making it fun may be the best way to go, but for things that need you to use strategies that can be hard. Such as math which requires some memorization if you need to use certain equation but when it comes to knowing how to use the equations or knowing what to do for certain word problem you need to just understand it. I guess in my brain when it comes to this I am more likely to see how the teacher went about it for a certain problem and just do exactly what the teacher said to do and not ask questions or try to understand her method. I would ask questions if she did something different the second time around. It is always better to have fun in school and remember things the way you know best because everyone is different what works for me may not work for you. Multiple people have told me they learn better when they enjoy doing what they do. So pick a major you enjoy and not something that makes a lot of money or is the easy way out. 

Brittany Hillman

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Week 15: Raven Profit

What we learn with pleasure we never forget. ~ Alfred Mercier

 

When confronting careers and deciding on a major or field of interest in college, you want to decide on a career that involves subjects that you enjoy because you want to love the field of work you choose. This may be your career path for the rest of your life so you want to make sure it is a field that you are enthused about. Many people go into fields because of salaries and the amount of money they can earn  but they hate their jobs in every way. You want to enjoy the classes you will take to reach that goal because if you enjoy it, you will be passionate about and it will reflect in your work. You want to choose a field that you can give 100% of your energy and time too and be an efficient worker and a great contributer in that field to our society. If you embark on a career path that you enjoy, you will be a more devoted employee or employer in every way and you will never forget the things you learned because it was a subject topic you enjoyed learning:)

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Week 15: Shorona Lallsingh

What we learn with pleasure we never forget. ~ Alfred Mercier    

Did you notice that when we are fully interested with anything, and we enjoy doing something, learning comes easier and naturally? This is the same especially for children. They learn quickly when lessons are incorporated in games, and sing and dance programs; learning is quicker, almost without effort. Many students learn well when there’s a fun and exciting activity or just watching a simple video. It makes student engage more in the lecture and participate in class discussion.  As for me, I personally feel that I learn way better when my professors have fun activities and games to go with the lecture. Whatever we learned no one could ever take that away from us.

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Week 14: Shorona Lallsingh

Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know. ~ Daniel J. Boorstin.

 I agree with this quote because without education we cannot learn and if we don’t learn we will see things differently. In most of my classes am learning things I never knew or learned before which is very beneficial to me. I personally, think many people think they have it all figure out but they don’t. There are certain individual that think they know everything and are good in every subject when they are truly not!  You could never know a lot about any particular subject. I am currently working on a Communication Theory paper on Expectancy Violation Theory and I thought I knew was I was doing and I thought I had everything down packed but little did I know I was doing the wrong thing all along. I went to my Professor to get help because I want to get a good grade on my paper. But I have to say I learned a lot by just researching and getting more information on that Theory to write my paper. We are human, we are not supposed to know everything that’s why we live and learn every day. I am still young and as I grow I’m learning.

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Week 14: Jasmine Parks

Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know. ~ Daniel J. Boorstin

I am not a big fan of this quote because to me at least it is slightly confusing but if I did interpret it right then I do slightly agree with it.  On one note quite frequently in class especially history I learn something new about something I thought I already knew like recently while watching a film about the Vietnam War it explained what where Ho Chi Minh’s true motivations being direct and blunt unlike the textbooks I had in high school that depicted the war as just America trying to help a country suffering. Though other times I purposefully seek information in subjects I find interesting but do not really know anything about like the human body and all its complexities. To me though to define education as any one thing is pointless because no matter how much you try to a true single definition escapes our grasps because it’s not one thing, it is defined by the person. I am a true believer that each person should have the freedom in defining and pursuing what education means to them and how they plan on using it. As well that the government should help more in this endeavor by not allowing these ridiculously high tuition costs and insane requirements to get in. education should be nurtured and encouraged and not just in theory.

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Week 14: Glenroy Harvey

Week 14:  Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know. ~ Daniel J. Boorstin. This quote is a great one due to the fact that it is extremely true. I am currently doing a paper on shellfish allergies and I found out a lot of things about shellfish allergy because I live with it I figured I had it down pack but I’m not even close. I say that to say this we often think we know a lot on a certain subject but and certain people think they know a lot about everything but you honestly can never know enough about any subject. Education formally will give you knowledge on plenty of subjects due to it being based mainly on history. Learning informally gives ability to learn things on your own.  Embracing the trial and error method, this gives you the ability to learn through mistakes. In making these mistakes you will gain knowledge on the right and wrong way to do things and you can also learn faster and more efficient whether time or cost effective ways of doing things. If no one made mistakes we would have nothing to learn from.  There are things we know learn without realizing we learned it. So definitely education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know.

 
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Week 14: Brittany Hillman

Knowing

            The quote, “Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know” by Daniel J. Boorstin could have only one obvious meaning which is stated somewhat clearly in the sentence. It is a tongue twister if I may so myself because I had to read it a couple times and then slowdown in order to get the full meaning and be able to understand. It is clear that he is stating that an education teaches you things you did not consider or even think you needed to know. That is true in the fact that some of these classes you will take will have you wondering how this will help me in my field, or how is this relevant to what I want to do. Some people don’t realize that college and school is not only to help you succeed at whatever it is you want to pursue during this life time but it also prepares you for everyday life.

 For example I am taking a religion class this semester but my major is Veterinary Technology. The class is a real pain in the butt and half the time I am thinking that the animals I will be working with do not have or care about religion so why am I learning or wasting money on this credit. What I fail to remember is that their owners will have their own religion which I must understand in order to understand why they say or do the things they do. Like some religions do not believe animals are that important or do not believe in abortion but this is something that sometimes happens by mistake when we go in for an spay not knowing she was with pups, kittens or babies. One thing I wish they taught more often in college is how to thing outside the box, how to keep different perspectives and be a better analyzer of situations.