On this page provide a meaningful, reflective portfolio summary along with attached files or links to the supporting artifacts. The evidence artifacts, along with the narrative about that evidence should demonstrate how you have met this PSMT standard. For this particular standard, provide evidence of strong subject-matter knowledge and an understanding and appreciation of general and liberal arts including English, literature, humanities, social sciences, mathematics, natural or physical sciences, and the arts.
(Suggested artifacts to attach below: transcripts, course assignments, papers and other academic work -- especially from multicultural, history, and philosophy classes.)
PSMT #1 - Subject Matter Knowledge-base in the General and Liberal Education
An understanding and appreciation of general and liberal arts (humanities, social sciences, mathematical and natural sciences, and the arts), including the ability to:
1.a. Analyze, synthesize, and reflect upon ideas, information, and data from a general and liberal education, and the relationships between the various disciplines;
1.b. Understand and appreciate free inquiry in the humanities, social sciences, mathematics, natural sciences, visual arts, and performing arts;
1.c. Understand the structure of each discipline and the processes for incorporation of new knowledge;
1.d. Understand the constitutions and histories of the United States and Michigan;
1.e. Understand global and international perspectives of the disciplines;
1.f. Understand and respect individual differences, including the differences identified within the State Board of Education (SBE) Universal Education policy;
1.g. Understand the tenets of a free, democratic, and pluralistic society;
1.h. Understand and respect varying points of view and the influence of one’s own and others’ ethics and values;
1.i. Understand and respect the role, rights and value of the individual in a free democratic society;
1.j. Understand the similarities and differences within our culture that support the importance of common good and responsible citizenship within our American society;
1.k. Understand technology and its use for gathering, processing, analyzing, evaluating, and communicating ideas and information; and
1.l. Demonstrate the abilities and skills necessary for effective communication (listening, speaking, writing, reading, and visually representing).