Gender and Sex/Adult Learning/Classroom Discourse
Prior to beginning this discussion please read the required articles “Gender and Schooling” (pp. 229-234), “Organizational Learning” (pp. 235-240), and “The Adult Development of Cognition and Learning” (pp. 241-246) in your required text.
Based on your resources this week, apply skeptical inquiry to a brief discussion about how gender plays a role in the learning process and academic success. What examples of this have you experienced or heard about in your own life? Explain the theoretical perspectives of organizational learning as a proponent of political ideologies. Describe how an organization’s inability to learn to learn can affect performance. What interventions do you believe could be applied to online training environments that would facilitate the learning process? Apply the concept of learning through adulthood to your own past academic success and/or failures. Do you personally capitalize on your past experiences? How? Do you capitalize on the feedback given to you by mentors, classmates, and/or instructors? If so, how? Your initial post should be 450 to 600 words in length and thoroughly discuss each of the elements in the prompt.
Guided Response: Review several of your colleague’s posts and respond to at least two of your peers by 11:59 p.m. on Day 7 of the week. You are encouraged to post your required replies earlier in the week to promote more meaningful interactive discourse. How does your peer’s example about gender support or refute the required readings this week? Do you feel that your peer’s suggestions about capitalizing on experiences assist with your own self-development? How? Continue to monitor the discussion forum until 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST) on Day 7 of the week and respond to anyone who replies to your initial post. Peer responses may vary in length but should be detailed and thought provoking. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses.