Statement of Goals

"Goals" speaks to what I hope to learn and accomplish from the Technology for Education and Training program.

  • To learn how to be a better learner.
  • To better implement my philosophies into my teaching.
  • To come to understand how I may better use technology to teach others.
  • To implement technology strategies into my curriculum.
  • To implement a mindful approach in my classes for individuals to construct meaning to what they are learning.
  • To guide individuals in their development as a whole person.
  • To acquire technology skills to keep current with the ever-changing technology.

"Philosophy" speaks to how, as a practitioner, I expect to integrate technology into my work/teaching setting.

I believe learning is a life-long process of developing intellectual and emotional abilities - to think, to build skills, to find and solve problems, to be creative, to manage emotions, to change attitudes, to perform, and learn from experiences.

I believe learning is the process of change involving constructing meaning by discovering and creating ones own knowledge and reflecting on ones own learning experiences.

I believe learning is self-motivated and self-directed.  It requires active participation and takes place best when the learner wants to learn.

I believe educators must be people-centered, not strictly knowledge-centered; they must be teachers of individuals, not teachers of subject matter.

I believe educators must be a role model through their example of appropriate values, beliefs, attitudes, and moral/ethical behaviors.

I believe technology is a tool to be used to supplement and enhance learning.  It can be used to inspire, motivate, and engage the individual in the learning process.

I believe technology can be used throughout life by an individual to assist them in their self-directed learning.


"Learning is not the accumulation of miscellaneous bits of information, but the skills
involved in knowing what to do with the information we receive!"

"The purpose of learning is not just to inform but to transform!"
Davis & Davis in Managing Your Own Learning


"Whoever teaches learns in the act of teaching, and whoever learns teaches in the act of learning . . .
to teach is part of the very fabric of learning.  To learn, then, logically precedes to teach."

"To teach is not to transfer knowledge but to create the possibilities for the production or construction of knowledge!"
Paulo Freire


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