English 106 writing portfolio.

***Good evening, i need help with my portfolio. please read entire post and the essays attached. i knoww its a lot but i will be very generous. thank you!!***Important! Most units, I will require you to post your own responses before you can see your classmates’ responses. The reason for this is that I am interested in your thoughts on the subject! Remember, most of the topics in discussion have to do with your analysis and interpretation, not an objective right/wrong answer. I will grade your unit discussion responses as a whole, not only for accuracy but also for creativity and insight. See the Grading and Assessment content item under Course Information for more details.Due Dates: Your initial (first) post to all discussion topic threads is due no later than Thursday Noon Central Standard Time (CST), with the expectation that you will return between Thursday and Sunday to converse with your peers.Assessment: See the Grading and Assessment content item under Course Information.For all references, use an appropriate form of documentation (MLA, APA, or another standard academic style discussed in Easy Writer.)Discussion TopicIn this discussion thread, I ask you to reflect on EN106 and your portfolio project. In addition to the required question, choose two of the numbered questions. (Some of these questions are adapted from Greene and Lidinsky and Elmhurst College professor Dr. Bridget O’Rourke.) It is my hope that this discussion will spark ideas for the reflective essay that you will write this unit for inclusion in your portfolio.Required:The portfolio for this course asks you to demonstrate your ability with the five core learning outcomes of the course: Process, Focus, Development, Rhetorical Strategies, and Conventions. Review the core learning outcomes and rubric in the Portfolio assignment, and then choose one learning outcome to discuss. Write about a paragraph that describes your understanding of this particular learning outcome, and your own progress toward it. Do you meet expectations? Exceed them? Do you still have significant work to do?Choose Two:Think back to the start of the term. What did you expect or want from this course? What will your portfolio of writing reveal about what you got out of this course? Did you learn what you expected to? Are you surprised by what you learned?How did you choose the essays to include in your portfolio? What is important about each one? How has each essay evolved since you first started working on it?In what ways will your portfolio represent your best work? In what ways did you stretch yourself in these writing projects? What is new for you in these writing projects? What should your instructor notice in the portfolio that you will take away with you from this course?What does your portfolio reveal about what you do especially well as a writer?What does your portfolio reveal about the challenges that you face as a writer? Where are you still stuck or struggling? What do you wish we could do over or spend more time learning about?What is the next step for you as a writer? What do you need to learn next? What skills still need practice? What writing challenges do you anticipate facing in your upcoming coursework? In your profession?Remember that good writers anticipate and respond to their readers’ questions. Think about whether your portfolio might raise different questions from the ones I’ve listed. What else do you think I would want to know about these writing projects? And what else do you want me to know?
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Tyrell Barker
Professor Leduc
Park University
EN 106
Dec 24 2017
Perspectives Relating to Educational Practices
Similarities between the ideas presented by Paulo Freire and Mark Edmundson on
education
Freire and Edmundson point to the fact that the educational systems that are currently
being utilized have ended up stifling student’s ability. Edmundson postulates that the ways that
have been adopted by the Americans that are capitalist in nature has resulted in a culture that
condones consumption (Edmundson 50). Owing to the culture and the fact that students have
ended up believing in all the concepts presented therein. This has led to the stifling of the
ambitions that students have whereas their thought processes have become limited hence
inhibiting their ability to act individually and in a passionate manner. On the other hand, Freire
asserts that the current mode of learning has led to a situation where students only wait to receive
the knowledge that is dished out by their educators, regardless of whether the information might
be right or wrong (Freire, Ana and Walter 16). In this way, both authors point to the culture of
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consumerism among students. The students only take in the information provided to them by
their tutors without synthesizing what the information actually means. The proposal is that
information should be carefully analyzed and internalized and the student should be in a position
to come up with their own perspective on the concepts learned.
In order to break out from the current trends prevalent among student, both authors give
corrective measures that can be applied to ensure positive outcomes. Edmundson proposes that
students should be encouraged so that they can be in a better position to exercise their ability to
make choices that will increase their capability of finding their destined direction. With the
assertion made by Edmundson, students hence being called upon to play a more active role in the
process of receiving their education (Edmundson 48). The views that are tabled by Freire support
Edmundson’s ideas. Freire suggests that in as much as the knowledge that students have to
receive will be obtained from their educators, students also have a role to play in ensuring the
efficiency of the entire process. They are required to carefully consider the concepts presented to
them and where possible, they should engage in dialogue with their educators. Hence, the
learners should be encouraged to reflect, explore as well as apply any of the information that
might be presented to them.
Both authors point to the fact that the end result should be measured in the ways in which
the people who go through the learning system contribute to their surroundings. According to
Freire, instead of watching as various circumstances are predetermined for an individual in their
society, they are required to play an active role in shaping the circumstances. In this way, they
can desist from being oppressed. In support of the same perspective Edmundson explains that the
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current generation of learners has been heavily affected by their overreliance on the information
that is fed to them by the television. This has led to a situation where the students are incapable
of going through the elements that are integral for experiencing life. This in turn makes it
difficult for them to give a meaningful contribution to the society in which they live.
Differences between the ideas presented by Paulo Freire and Mark Edmundson on
education
Regardless of the fact that both authors focus on the weaknesses that are prevalent in the
current educational system their approach is quite different. Freire focuses on the utilization of
the banking concept in the process of knowledge acquisition. In his presentation, there are two
parties that are involved. The parties include the teachers who are tasked with the responsibility
of impacting knowledge to students who are the recipients (Freire 114). The concept points to the
fact that students undertake a very passive role in the process of gaining knowledge. The
criticism is lodged in the manner in which a student is supposed to act where they should not
engage in rigorous discussion, critical thinking as well as problem solving on an individual basis.
The argument presented by Edmundson points to the impact that the American capitalist
culture has had on the learners. The biggest requirement for capitalism to thrive is the presence
of capital. Currently, the educational systems that have been put in place lead to the production
of consumers as well as employees. In such a case, education is limited as mediocre intellects are
encouraged. Owing to this, the number of students who go through various institutions of
learning end up being quite passionless as they have been thoroughly trained to observe in the
process of learning but not to render their contribution. Moreover, the role of the television in
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shaping the thoughts of learners is critically analyzed. Whereas in Freire’s work, the methods
that are used by educators are seen as oppressive, Edmundson attributes the current undesirable
learning environment to the overreliance on the concepts that are presented to learners from
media such as the television. This has resulted in a situation where students go in pursuit of
perfectionism which stifles inspiration, improvisation and surprise.
Issues not considered in Freire and Edmundson’s work
Although the authors have provided students and their educators a variety of methods that
can be used to enhance the overall learning experience, several issues have been left out. The
authors do not explain the actions that should be taken by students in situations where they are
not in a position to take advantage of the transformative opportunities described in Freire and
Edmundson’s work. Moreover, it does not provide an alternative where students face difficulties
in getting themselves heard.
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Bibliography
Edmundson, Mark. “Why teach.” Defense of a Real Education (2013).
Edmundson, Mark. Why teach?: In defense of a real education. Bloomsbury Publishing USA,
2014.
Freire, Paulo, Ana Maria Araújo Freire, and Walter F. De Oliveira. Pedagogy of solidarity. Vol. 4.
Left Coast Press, 2014.
Freire, Paulo. “16 Pedagogy of the Oppressed.” Social Work: A Reader (2013): 114.
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Tyrell Barker
Professor Leduc
Park University
EN 106
Dec 24 2017
Perspectives Relating to Educational Practices
Introduction
Higher education has emerged as one of the epochs of sporadic alteration since it is
pressurized by various facets such as cutting of funding, rankings and the demand to track
profound market transformations. Following the change in technology and multiple aspects, it is
imperative for the higher education system to be redesigned to meet the future demands.
Technology has changed the way in which workplaces operate, and it is anticipated that
machines will replace the human labor. The current education system should be redesigned to
accommodate the prevalent and future trends.
Additional Outside Perspectives on the Future of Higher Education.
The aspect of higher education is among the debated concepts with some of the
individuals arguing that the structure of higher education should be redesigned. Various scholars
have argued that the instruction processes should be altered to meet the demands of the future
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higher education learning (Cameron, 52). The scholars further postulate that the focus of
instruction should be focused on meeting and understanding the demands of the learners instead
of focusing solely on the institutions.
According to Bawa (18), the traditional higher education structure is ineffective, and it
does not meet the demands of the society. The researcher further points out that the current
system is flawed and that it lacks the flexibility to offer services to the millions of learners. The
researcher argues that there is a need for a revamped higher education system the one that values
the needs of the students by building and structuring a pathway of learning.
The researcher further argues that the higher education should be incepted in such a way
that it holds the stakeholders accountable for the performance and success of the learners (Bawa,
20). The researcher further portends that there is need for a higher education system that is
transparent and the one that encourages the learners to work towards attaining higher grades by
rewarding their outcomes.
Specific Recommendations about how Higher Education could be Re-designed for the
Students of the Twenty-First Century
As illustrated earlier, the change in technology has significantly altered the way in which
operations are carried out in the workplace. Machines are slowly replacing the human labor and
it is expected that in the future the workplaces will accommodate fewer employees since most of
the work will be carried out through the use of machines. It is therefore imperative for the current
study programs to be redesigned in such a way that they equip the learners with high standard
generic knowledge and skills (Bawa, 19).
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The higher institutions of learning should provide an organizational and intellectual
environment that articulately cuts across the ancient structures of learning. The 21st century has
experienced a sporadic development in the new technologies, and therefore there is a need to
review the current curriculum to ascertain whether it will work to accommodate the future
demands (Cameron, 56). The evolution of new professional careers that are linked with the
development of new technologies also demands the re-structuring of the higher education
system. Therefore the higher education system should be structured in such a way that it
accommodates the new profession careers. The higher education system should also invest in
technology to enable the learners get engaged and informed on the current trends.
Ideally, it is imperative to carry out an analysis of some particular scholars and their
views on education. Paulo Freire and Mark Edmundson are among the scholars who have
presented their ideologies in education.
Similarities between the ideas presented by Paulo Freire and Mark Edmundson on
education
Freire and Edmundson point to the fact that the educational systems that are currently
being utilized have ended up stifling student’s ability. Edmundson postulates that the ways that
have been adopted by the Americans that are capitalist in nature has resulted in a culture that
condones consumption (Edmundson 50). Owing to the culture and the fact that students have
ended up believing in all the concepts presented therein. This has led to the stifling of the
ambitions that students have whereas their thought processes have become limited hence
inhibiting their ability to act individually and in a passionate manner. On the other hand, Freire
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asserts that the current mode of learning has led to a situation where students only wait to receive
the knowledge that is dished out by their educators, regardless of whether the information might
be right or wrong (Freire, Ana and Walter 16). In this way, both authors point to the culture of
consumerism among students. The students only take in the information provided to them by
their tutors without synthesizing what the information actually means. The proposal is that
information should be carefully analyzed and internalized and the student should be in a position
to come up with their own perspective on the concepts learned.
In order to break out from the current trends prevalent among student, both authors give
corrective measures that can be applied to ensure positive outcomes. Edmundson proposes that
students should be encouraged so that they can be in a better position to exercise their ability to
make choices that will increase their capability of finding their destined direction. With the
assertion made by Edmundson, students hence being called upon to play a more active role in the
process of receiving their education (Edmundson 48). The views that are tabled by Freire support
Edmundson’s ideas. Freire suggests that in as much as the knowledge that students have to
receive will be obtained from their educators, students also have a role to play in ensuring the
efficiency of the entire process. They are required to carefully consider the concepts presented to
them and where possible, they should engage in dialogue with their educators. Hence, the
learners should be encouraged to reflect, explore as well as apply any of the information that
might be presented to them.
Both authors point to the fact that the end result should be measured in the ways in which
the people who go through the learning system contribute to their surroundings. According to
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Freire, instead of watching as various circumstances are predetermined for an individual in their
society, they are required to play an active role in shaping the circumstances. In this way, they
can desist from being oppressed. In support of the same perspective Edmundson explains that the
current generation of learners has been heavily affected by their overreliance on the information
that is fed to them by the television. This has led to a situation where the students are incapable
of going through the elements that are integral for experiencing life. This in turn makes it
difficult for them to give a meaningful contribution to the society in which they live.
Differences between the ideas presented by Paulo Freire and Mark Edmundson on
education
Regardless of the fact that both authors focus on the weaknesses that are prevalent in the
current educational system their approach is quite different. Freire focuses on the utilization of
the banking concept in the process of knowledge acquisition. In his presentation, there are two
parties that are involved. The parties include the teachers who are tasked with the responsibility
of impacting knowledge to students who are the recipients (Freire 114). The concept points to the
fact that students undertake a very passive role in the process of gaining knowledge. The
criticism is lodged in the manner in which a student is supposed to act where they should not
engage in rigorous discussion, critical thinking as well as problem solving on an individual basis.
The argument presented by Edmundson points to the impact that the American capitalist
culture has had on the learners. The biggest requirement for capitalism to thrive is the presence
of capital. Currently, the educational systems that have been put in place lead to the production
of consumers as well as employees. In such a case, education is limited as mediocre intellects are
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encouraged. Owing to this, the number of students who go through various institutions of
learning end up being quite passionless as they have been thoroughly trained to observe in the
process of learning but not to render their contribution. Moreover, the role of the television in
shaping the thoughts of learners is critically analyzed. Whereas in Freire’s work, the methods
that are used by educators are seen as oppressive, Edmundson attributes the current undesirable
learning environment to the overreliance on the concepts that are presented to learners from
media such as the television. This has resulted in a situation where students go in pursuit of
perfectionism which stifles inspiration, improvisation and surprise.
Issues not considered in Freire and Edmundson’s work
Although the authors have provided students and their educators a variety of methods that
can be used to enhance the overall learning experience, several issues have been left out. The
authors do not explain the actions that should be taken by students in situations where they are
not in a position to take advantage of the transformative opportunities described in Freire and
Edmundson’s work. Moreover, it does not provide an alternative where students face difficulties
in getting themselves heard.
Barker7
Bibliography
Bawa, A. (2017). Redesigning the curriculum for the 21st century – University World
News. Universityworldnews.com. Retrieved 25 December 2017, from http://
www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170325150813126
Cameron, C. L. (2017). A Case for Change in Higher Education. OD Practitioner, 49(4), 52-56.
Edmundson, Mark. “Why teach.” Defense of a Real Education (2013).
Edmundson, Mark. Why teach?: In defense of a real education. Bloomsbury Publishing USA,
2014.
Freire, Paulo, Ana Maria Araújo Freire, and Walter F. De Oliveira. Pedagogy of solidarity. Vol. 4.
Left Coast Press, 2014.
Freire, Paulo. “16 Pedagogy of the Oppressed.” Social Work: A Reader (2013): 114.
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Tyrell Barker
Professor
EN106
Park University
January 06 2018
Branding strategies by Reebok
Reebok has become recognized in India due to a number of branding and other
marketing strategies. The company has capitalized on product innovation in order to provide
what the Indian consumers require. Product innovation impacts the size of the market, the
growth of the company, and also its prosperity. According to Hamid et al., the lack of success
by many companies is caused by the fear to take risks and introduce new innovative products
because of the fear of low market uptake (6). The Reebok decision to introduce new design
footwear in the Indian market was a form of product innovation. By conducting a market
research first they were aware that shoes that had broad forefoot would be preferable to the
Indian consumers. This new product was able to succeed because it was best suited for the
available market.
Product innovation improves the competitiveness of the product in the market. The
innovated products have a competitive edge that is unmatched by the rest of the competition.
Reebok’s renovated products have been able to win in a market that has competitors such as
Nike, Addidas, and other small brands. The introduction of branded NFL and NBA T-shirts is
also another form of product innovation adopted by Reebok. The manufacturer recognized
the demand that was there in the Indian market for American clothing and embraced the
opportunity (Morgan 129).
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Reebok has also thrived through brand recognition in India and also in other parts of
the world. Brand recognition is what causes a consumer to lean on the products of a certain
brand that the others in the market. With over 750 retail stores dedicated to the sale of
Reebok products and also selling in numerous multi-brand store, Reebok has been able to
gain recognition. The effort by the company to continue opening other stores is a way of
making the brand popular even in the rural areas so that it becomes easily recognizable
(Walvis 178). With numerous stores all over, that are offering quality products and at
customer friendly prices, the customers are more able to relate to this brand than the others.
The brand that is normally highly recognizable leaves a long-lasting impact on its consumers
and it is also able to generate brand loyalty with time.
The popularity of Reebok in India has also been influenced by the ability of the
company to get involved in the current trends. Being able to provide products that are aligned
with the lifestyle trends improves the competitiveness of the company in the market (Hamid
et al. 4). The company introduces what the consumers need and therefore it is assured of
making profits. Fitness is the current lifestyle trend and therefore people need to have their
attire. In the India market, Reebok has the vision and a goal of inspiring the people of India to
exercise a fit lifestyle. This is a way of making Reebok to be recognized as a fitness brand in
the Indian market. By offering quality products that are able to satisfy the needs of the clients,
Reebok has been able to gain a lot of popularity. In the market for goods and services, the
seller has to come up with ways of attractin …
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