Class Notes, 23 Apr. 2012

Videos from:

 

Evelyn: Asian students (but notChina)

 

It’s a “sweet video”: “makes me remember my childhood”: playing
games at school, not like playing children do now (on Facebook);

 

Brings back happy memories of school

 

 

 

Stefanny: marshmallow/yummy and sweet (temptation) :
pleasure

 

Delay gratification:

 

Establish firm rules: conversations with child, but not
top-down

Negotiate/discussion with
child:

 

Discipline
with language vs. discipline with physical contact

 

“feel
the pain” or learn from experience . . .

 

 

reward: thanks (language)/ money/ material things/ shopping

 

“they learn quickly”

 

 

Why would the ability to delay pleasure be something that
measures success?

–it’s appreciated more by the child because they get double
the pleasure later . . .

 

–marshmallows taste better when you fast from them

 

–for society: if everybody wouldn’t wait or delay pleasure
or wait for their reward, the world be chaos;

 

“we’re eating more marshmallows than we’re producing . . .”:
the US doesn’t
have the sense of self-control; we have less successful people than other
cultures or nations

 

“debt”: credit: we spend more than we earn; in some
countries everything is cash; but if you don’t have credit in the USA
. . . you MUST have credit

 

 

Margarita: what it means to be a student in the 21st
century taught with methods that haven’t changed must since the 1800s.

 

Q. What do schools have in common with the military?

–they have rules

–they have uniforms

–there are authority figures: authorities determine one’s
future

–daily routines, missions to complete

–intended to make people “recognized” after completion

–can create social mobility (move up through ranks): levels
of advancement

–both create senses of nationalism/patriotism

–both teach discipline

–both have codes of ethics

–build self-confidence

–students/soldiers are ranked against one another

–hierarchy

–both take up a chunk of life

–both have big cafeterias: big tables that students share;
students are observed by authorities wandering between tables; students wait in
lines for food; your responsible for your own mess

–can’t do what you want to do

–ask permission from authorities before doing anything

 

 

Q. What do schools have in common with prisons?

–can’t do what you want to do

–ask permission from authorities before doing anything

–laws/rules

–security guards: they can use physical force

–you can’t leave the boundaries/closed campus

–sentence you must complete, have to serve your time

–bullying happens among students/inmates/or among guards
and prisoners: authorities use their authority to bully students (or those
without authority); use language as violence

–power struggles, but for the dominated group

 

 

–both have big cafeterias: big tables that students share;
students are observed by authorities wandering between tables; students wait in
lines for food; your responsible for your own mess

 

 

 

“The inventor of the system deserves to be ranked among the
best contributers to learning and science, if not the greatest benefactors of
mankind.”

 

Margarita disagrees with the quote at the end of the video

 

 

 

Tina

 

 

Angela

 

 

LEAVE A RESPONSE TO
EACH VIDEO FOR PARTICIPATION GRADE

 

 

 

 

MLA format forClark

 

APA format forClark

 

PIE paragraph

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Essay 3: what if certain things around QC can’t be
captured in images or videos?

 

–Mariam, in her essay, is questioning the value of a
diploma from QC versus a diploma from an ivy league school (elite
universities): why do elite diplomas have more value attached to them? Maybe
they have more prestige, or status

 

–Maybe you could look for images of QC and ivy league
diplomas from google images (remember to cite the source as a website)

 

–Maybe she could get images of different college campuses

 

–think of how you could illustrate your essay

 

 

–Nabeela: they are more difficult to gain admission

 

 

 

 

 

 

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