Administration in Public Governance Discussion

Administration in Public Governance Discussion

200 Words per question, give 1 reference for each question:

1.  What is the current state of public service workers? Are public service personnel treated well, poorly, too well, etc.? How does their current state compare to other times in the past?

2.  Explain the complexities of historic public personnel management (government by gentlemen to current). Think of an organization you are employed with or are a part of. How is diversity defined in your organization? Give examples of how diversity recruiting programs work. How is your organization using such recruiting tools?


3.  Should state and local budgets be based on financing existing and proposed policies, or should policy enactment be based on the availability of resources to finance them? Explain and give examples.

4.  Find a policy that is funded at all three levels. Analyze how that funding has changed over time. What does it mean for public management and the provisions of the services in the future? Explain and give examples.Administration in Public Governance Discussion

Situated Cognition

Please respond to the following:

  • Discuss the impact of situated cognition on a K-12 course when taught face-to-face as opposed to online.
  • Make two recommendations for improving the course in question (either face-to-face or online) by applying what you know about situated cognition.
  • Describe which recommendation is more likely to result in measurable improvements. Explain your rationale.

Please respond to classmate:


The impact of situated cognition on a k-12 course` when taught face-to-face is more beneficial than online due to that fact that when learning in person you will be able to hear the instructor and see exactly what they are asking for. You are able to have great notes and see in detail materials being covered during the duration of the course. You are able to work with classmates and collaborate on assignments. This theory suggests that knowledge cannot be separated from the context or situation in which it was acquired. What we mean here by situated is that learning is connected to a culture, place, activity, or social situation. In other words, learning doesn’t happen in isolation from other people or our environment. We learn in and from specific places and interactions. In a very highly cited journal article, the psychologists John Seely Brown, Allan Collins, and Paul Duguid propose that for education to be as effective as possible, we need to take into consideration the broader context and culture where knowledge is formed. School is, of course, a crucial institution for learning, but often the learning that takes place here is very abstract.

To help students use and fully synthesize new knowledge, we need to situate the learning process in everyday life. In other words in order for use to learn it has to be useful in everyday life and put in real-world context for children to grasp it and learn it. If instruction is only held to just being taught on line students will not be able to engage with peers and develop the skill and knowledge to fully learn and use it. For example students learn from seeing it done and if they only learn it from reading or learning from online it takes the real-world application from it, and just places it in their mind without experiencing it. Which then puts us in thought of will they really learn it or learn from it if isolated to learn alone with no real example. If we fail to do this, then we aren’t educating students in a way that allows them to use knowledge. Instead, students are just storing the things they learn, often forgetting.

Two recommendations I think that can be done for online is applying more real-world application materials to engage students in the lesson and more relatable materials that gives this time period focuses. Provide examples of what the lesson will cover in detail and great hooks to engage the audience on the topics. Maybe videos and books or articles that focus on the lesson and that are also relatable. I think both are need in order to get the outcome wanted and needed. Having the materials more relatable will create a more engaged class and people expressing more of personal experiences in their work. The creative hook at the beginning of the lesson has to be eye catching to online learners and real-world applied to it so it can reach them and have clear understanding to it.

Week 3 Discussion

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Go to pages 71-72 of the eText and take the Self-Assessment on Behavioral Leadership Style. Share your results with the class. What do your assessment results say about you and your leadership style?

After reading chapter 3, describe the type of leader that you want to be in your career. Identify specific behavior you plan to use as a leader and behavior that you will not use.  What improvements do you want to make?

Please answer the question with your own substantive input.  Also, you must reply to the posts of at least 2 other students in the class.  You should participate throughout the week so others will be able to respond to your input and you to theirs.


  • Please remember the initial post should be written as early in the week as possible (no later than Wednesday, 11:59PM EST), and the peer responses are due by Saturday evening.
  • Be sure to reference your eText or other research to support your response.  You will be graded on how you relate the class readings to your initial post.
  • Apply appropriate examples that illustrate your points – feel free to bring your workplace experiences into the discussion. It helps us all learn when we can relate our past workplace experiences to what we’re learning here in the discussions.
  • When you make your initial post, please fully answer the question and make substantive responses – i.e. at least 150 to 300 words that really dive into the topic and show that you’ve read in your texts and done research to support your opinions.

Democracy And Difference–Threaded Discussions– POL SC

writing two different essays and each for 300 words.

I have suggested that we should engage and be engaged by those persons who see and understand the world differently from those who sit comfortably within a dominant we society so that we might (re)imagine or discover a new place for democratic politics. And as film-goers who find ourselves more susceptible emotionally to the stimuli presented in a movie theatre, we can at times experience vicariously, yet deeply, the events, the stories, the lives of those who are different from ourselves. As individuals living in a multicultural and diverse society we should consider opening ourselves up to and welcoming such engagement and the possibilities for personal transformation in our individual sensibilities. Such a transformation might occur when one considers and compares the experiences of his or her life and the impact of those experiences on his or her identity next to those raw materials that make-up or construct the identity(ies) of those who are different from them, specifically those who have been marginalized, disregarded, and silenced by a dominant we society. I have suggested that when one truly sees Other, sees and hears the stories of difference crafted and told by the Other in film, one might come to respect the different voices and stories of those lives and thus allow him or herself to see and experience life from a new position, a transformed sensibility, where politics transcend convention. In other words, when we consider our lives next to those who are different from us, when we frame those different human stories next to our own personal human narrative we may come to understand how a particular human uncertainty and vulnerability informs all of our lives.

In 300-500 words share whether or not you believe film has the potential to transform one’s political sensibilities.  And if you believe that your personal sensibilities have been (re)shaped or transformed by a particular film, say so.  The objective here is to share your thoughts pertaining to the major thesis presented in Democracy and Difference.
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