TO: Dr. Ron Pendleton
FROM: Phil Fournier
RE: FA7 vocabulary list
1. e-mail – Mail that is sent electronically through the internet
2. html - Short for Hyper Text Markup Language, the authoring language used to create documents on the World Wide Web.
10. WWW – World Wide Web, a system of internet servers that support documents written in HTML code.
Educational Terminology - Terms important for EVOC 501 Scholars in order to facilitate clear communication between all parties to the learning process. Look for these words on the E-TEXT pages that have information about EVOC 501 assignments and related materials.
9. Directed Discovery - An instructional method where students are led, hands-on, step-by-step, through a specific process. Much of the directed discovery process involves learning in the psychomotor domain (students get to do things with their hands as well as their heads).
10. Distance Learning - A method of meeting specific EVOC 501 course requirements through accessing materials posted in the EVOC 501 E-TEXT, posting materials on one's own web site and communicating with the course instructor via e-mail. Saves on fuel costs, but the loss of interpersonal communication should not be underestimated!
11. Equipment - Reusable items needed for the accomplishment of student performance objectives. Chairs, tables, computers and other tools are all examples of equipment.
12. Evaluation - A process that involves testing or critical observation to determine if a student is able to accomplish the specific performance stated in a student performance objective.
13. Facilitator - To facilitate means helping someone to help themselves. Teachers need to provide information, tools, materials and encouragement that students need in order to accomplish specific objectives. Additionally, they need to motivate the students to become interested and involved in their own education.
14. Handout - A document prepared by the instructor with information that is specifically designed to help students complete a particular task.
15. Humor – An important tool to gain student’s interest and attention while lowering the level of tension, while avoiding insensitive and offensive remarks.
16. Identify – One of the acceptable “magic” words used to define performance objectives, since this is a measurable skill.
17. Instructor's Scoresheet - A one-page document that indicates the specific criteria indicated for each assignment and the number of points that can be earned by meeting those criteria (one point for each criterion).
18. Integrity – To act with honesty and assume responsibility for one’s actions. This is of great importance for anyone involved in education.
19. Lecture - An instructional method where the instructor presents information to students by telling it to them. This is largely a cognitive process.
20. Lesson Plan - A one page (only) document that indicates what the instructor will do to help students meet a specific performance objective.
21. Mandated Skills - Mandated skills are skills specified by a state agency or by the institution that offers the course. Such skills should be stated more specifically than instructional goals and are documented as written statements that should be maintained in the files of the institution that is offering the course.
22. Materials - Expendable items needed for the accomplishment of student performance objectives. Paper and anything that is used up (such as wood when making a project in a wood shop) are examples of materials.
23. Motivational - Behavior of an instructor that stimulates student interest in what the student needs to learn. Without this, students become warm bodies sitting in seats.
24. Performance Test – A method of evaluation that requires a student to perform a specific task that he/she has hopefully learned as a result of instruction.
25. Positive Reinforcement - Words spoken or written, addressed to a particular person, that accurately praise something that the person has done well. The words should be specific as to what was done well.
26. Professionalism - Acting consistently in a manner that inspires the confidence and respect of others and exemplifies integrity.
27. Psychomotor - Learning domain in which learning occurs based on physical movement. One of three learning domains postulated by Abraham Maslow, the other two being Cognitive, and Affective.
28. Scholar - A person who earns respect from others through meritorious conduct and by working with dedication to accumulate valuable knowledge through study in an academic environment.
29. Student Performance Objective - A concise statement that indicates exactly what a student should be able to do as the result of a specific period of instruction.
30. Teaching Credential - A document which verifies that the person named thereon has met specific requirements, mandated by the state to qualify as a teacher.
31. Written Test - Written tests are an evaluation method, which are focused primarily in the cognitive domain, and should be used to determine how well students are able to recognize, recall and/or apply the specific information based on student performance objectives.
Guiding Principles - Important
in all civilized cultures regardless of political leanings race, gender, or
Adapted from Willard Daggett - http://www.daggett.com/guiding_princ.htm . Follow this link to the "Guiding Principles" page on the Daggett Web Site and use the definitions you find there. Please rearrange these twelve principles into the order of importance that best reflects your own beliefs.
Dr. Ron, if I could just insert this thought into what I have arranged below: It is very difficult to give a lower importance to something like initiative. The order of importance depends on the context in which these character traits are being applied. As an employer, I look for and praise my employees when they take initiative because it is so important to me to not have to spell out every little thing they should do. So putting it down at #9 is difficult, and how can I possibly stick trustworthiness in last place when I put honesty in 3rd place? But, having to make an arrangement in order of importance for 12 outstanding and admirable character traits, this is the best I can do.
1. Responsibility - Accountability. To consider oneself answerable for something. To demonstrate that you consider yourself to be accountable for your actions and that you follow through on your commitments.
2. Compassion - Kindness. The desire to help others in distress. To show kindness and concern for others in distress by offering help whenever possible.
3. Honesty - Truthfulness, sincerity. The act or condition of never deceiving, stealing, or taking advantage of the trust of others. To be truthful in all that you do and never deceive, steal, or take advantage of the trust of others.
4. Loyalty - Faithfulness, dependability. The quality of being faithful to another person in the performance of duty; adhering to a contract with another person. To show others that you are dependable when you have a commitment to them.
5. Courage - Bravery. The willingness to put one's beliefs into practice, the capacity to meet danger without giving way to fear. To face difficulty or danger and express your beliefs even if you are afraid.
6. Adaptability - The ability and willingness to change. To put oneself in harmony with changed circumstances. To be ready and willing to adjust as necessary to the changes in people and circumstances that arise in daily life.
7. Respect - Regard, value, admire, appreciate. Special esteem or consideration in which one holds another person or thing. To show regard for yourself, others, and the world around you.
8. Contemplation - Giving serious consideration to something. To think things through with proper care before taking action.
9. Initiative - Eagerness to do something. To take responsible action on your own, without prompting from others.
10. Optimism - Positive beliefs. The inclination to take a hopeful view or think that all will work out for the best. To strive to be positive in your beliefs about yourself, others, and the future.
11. Perseverance - Hard work. The quality of trying hard and continuously in spite of obstacles and difficulties.
12. Trustworthiness - Reliability. Dependable, deserving of trust and confidence.
Important People - Authors
upon whose work much of what has been included in EVOC 501 has evolved. Refer
501 Recommended Readings and follow links to amazon.com for
information about each author.
The information you present about each author should include at least the title of the book (or books) written by the author that you believe to be most significant.
1. Blanchard & Johnson – The one minute manager, a required book for this class, and an outstanding piece of work, applicable to workplace and schoolroom alike.
– “I’m no hero” appears to be the only book this man wrote, about his
experience as a POW in
11. Thompson, George – “Verbal Judo”, required reading for our class. This book is a classic. I would be interested in reading his other books, though they appear to be similar in nature.