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Running head: RUTH LILLY REFLECTION

Ruth Lilly Reflection Paper


Tanesha K. Cook
Ivy Tech community College

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InTASC Standards Rationale Page


Standard #1: Learner Development
The teacher understands how learners grow and develop, recognizing that patterns of learning
and development vary individually within and across the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional,
and physical areas, and designs and implements developmentally appropriate and challenging
learning experiences.
Name of Artifact: Ruth Lilly Reflection Paper
Date: July 7, 2016
Course: (example: EDUC 240 Physical and Health Education for teachers
Brief Description:
Example: This is an assignment in which we reflected on an experience we had at
Marion University. We were introduced to some amazing scenery, and some wonderful speakers.
Those lecturers introduced us to some information pertaining to both Health and Physical
Education. We had to reflect summarize and highlights the events of that experience.
Rationale:
To document my understanding of InTASC Standard 1, Learner Development, I have
selected to include a reflection on an experience we had at Marion University. It challenged our
current knowledge on health related topics. An example of this was when we participated in a
poll that revealed what states we thought were the most unhealthy. We were also introduced to
some new learning experiences. An example of a learning technique that Ive never experienced
before was the presenting style of an informative game about HIV. It provided a visual way for
students to understand what the body goes through while living with this condition. It did this by
allowing us students, to represent all of the bodys cells affected when this disease is present so,
we literally had labels attached to us. This experience enabled us to grow and develop into
individuals who dont mind trying different teaching methodologies.

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Did you know that the United States of Americas health system ranks last among eleven
countries on measures of access, equity, quality, efficiency, and healthy lives? (Mahon, 2014) We
are also considered one of the most obese countries in the world. (Mahon, 2016). There are
many different topics pertaining to health and physical education that are existent. It is
extremely important that students learn about as many of the components of both health and
physical education as possible. There are many other subjects that as a nation we tend to let
overpower health and physical education, but the significance of changing that is tremendous.
As a country, we must make room for this type of education if we want to modify failures that
we have made in these areas. We must also ensure that there are multiple resources available as
we push for an increase in educating our youth and even our country about these topics. We
must tackle these issues from different angles. The Ruth Lilly Field Experience was a great
example of a resource we could use to enhance Health and Physical Education teaching/learning
for future students. During my journey, I noticed a few different ways in which the Ruth Lilly
Field experience made a great resource for health and physical education, how Marion
University would make a good location to educate students at, and what modifications could be
made to improve future Ruth Lilly Field Experiences. Firstly, how the experience proved to be a
good resource will be introduced.
As students it is good to receive information from different speakers, and in different
ways. This experience granted us the opportunity to listen to information about health and
physical topics from different speakers. This experience provided me with a change in
instruction which caught and kept my attention. Our class was able to receive a huge load of
information in ways that were unfamiliar, but extremely interesting. We were able to learn about
physical and health topic through updated technology in which we all utilized small remotes to

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participate in. Our knowledge about the topics were challenged to see how much we knew or
didnt know before we were introduced to the information they had in store. The instant activity
pertaining to the Human Immune Deficiency virus also known as HIV. It provided a great visual
for just what happens to the body as this virus attacks the body. It was an activity that could be
used to educate all age groups. Next, how Marion University would make a great location to
educate students about these topics will be shared.
It is extremely important to provide learners with different resources and
learning/teaching environments. Students tend to get tired of learning in the same environment.
It is important to provide them with a change in scenery every once in a while. Marion
University had some great features ranging from the amazing buildings and trails to the pond
located downstairs from the Eco Lab. It would make a calming location to study. The
Universitys size also granted us the opportunity to practice what we preach by enabling us to
walk as we looked for the Lab. Lastly, suggestions that would make future experiences a bit
smoother will be presented.
I arrived to the University on time, but I could not find the right building even with
provided directions and maps. I noticed that there were a couple of other people who were lost
as well. I think that maybe some signs with our groups name listed on it would have been
helpful. If that isnt a doable task then maybe we all shouldve met up somewhere towards the
entrance to ensure nobody is left out. These measures will prevent students from missing
information and interrupting speakers.
In conclusion, the Ruth Lilly Field Experience turned out to be a great experience. It
provided us with some great information, and an appreciated change in scenery. I would
definitely recommend this experience to be a repetitive assignment for each semester.

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References
M. Mahon (2016). Us health system ranks last among eleven countries on measures of access,
equity, quality efficiency, and healthy lives. Retrieved from
http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/press-releases/2014/jun/us
healthsystem-ranks-last