Education and Spelling Foundation.
Undergraduate education places great emphasis on inexpensive and effective classroom strategies, teaching abilities and character, and student achievement and engagement. Still, the anticipated progress has not been made, as the Spellings commission pointed out (“A TEST OF LEADERSHIP…”, 2006). As the literature review has amply demonstrated, the disillusionment with funding, faculty and student engagement, and achievement has only increased in the last twenty years- during which time higher education has focused on budgetary concerns and thus made little progress in the reconceptualization in practice of the useful SDL and SL theories.
In the 21st century, focusing on complete student development has become standard practice for educators. However, the changing nature of technological exposure demands constant changes from education as well. In emerging computer science and engineering programs, the use of SDL has been subtly directed by posing realistic problems for further reflection, study, and corrections. Whether a new solution is arrived at independently or cooperatively, SL and SDL theories overlap in a process of psychological and social discovery (Stewart, 2007). This involves focus on social skills, study skills, and curriculum standards (DiPerna, 2006). Academic confidence and well-developed social skills go hand-in-hand in predicting student achievement. Effective faculty members implement various strategies to reduce class disruptions and enhance learning. Although no singular strategy exists to be equally effective on all students, one common