As I stated in prior questions, the information I have learned have provided me with a understanding of how a teacher can be effective in their classroom by using the strategies suggested. There are some strategies that are beyond a teacher control, therefore, they will need to create a different technique, but keep in mind the information each theory to be successful. 8. What can I do from now until the end of the course, to make this a [an even] better learning experience? What I can do for the remainder of the course to make this a better learning experience is to continue to be involved and learn from my other classmate and instructor.
Another factor I’m akin to about using Progressivism in the classroom is that it is experience-centered and deals with actual problems that students face in life. I agree with John Dewey’s belief that students learn more by doing because it has meaning. An additional belief that Dewey and myself consider vital is that students should learn how to apply previously learned information and skills to solve new issues. This teaches students’ critical thinking skills and problem solving methods. I also favor the Essentialist’s philosophy because it has a strong curriculum based around the traditional subjects of reading, math, and science.
Surveys allow personal interaction with people and enable us to communicate with them, which offer a great learning experience (Gravetter & Forzano, 2011; Newman & Benz, 1998; Balnaves & Caputi, 2001). In conclusion I would admit that in the beginning of this course I found the modules which make up the course very unnecessary due to the practical nature of the course and thought it was a total waste of my precious time. The course got more interesting along the way as I enjoyed the way of teaching as I don’t thrive very well in passive learning. However developing the professional has enabled me reveal my errors, weakness and anxieties as well as my strengths and success.
It is incredibly helpful to know have a clear understanding of why I tend to have certain habits when it comes to school work, professional work and even how I take on personal projects. Having this understanding of what a learning pattern is and how I tend to use such patterns is a great tool to help better my own personal learning experiences. From this course, I have learned that I am a dynamic learner, meaning that I use one or two of the four learning patterns, on a first use basis, while the other patterns are used on an as needed basis or are avoided. I use both Precision and Sequence on a use first basis, with a score of 30 in Precision and a score of 27 in Sequence. How I tend to ask a lot of questions, require clear directions and my need to always be organized are some examples of how I know I use Precision and Sequence on a use first basis.
This sample also show that I am not only going to my practicum setting, but as well able to work with them having a solid understanding of ways I can work with them to achieve their individual goals. • How does this sample relate to your learning in the SSW program? As a learning professional, it is required that we have a solid understanding of the issues and challenges the population we are working with are experiencing. To have done this research, it has change my perspective about funding any marginalized and under-represented populations might be facing. It has also enhanced my helping relationship, as I am able to display empathy, respect, care, warmth, active listening, and genuineness with my clients.
This allowed me to organise my teaching session in a logical sequence and was a strength when preparing my key points due to it giving me a series of cues to remember, write down and guide me in the teaching session and minimise the chance of forgetting a vital part of the session ... ... middle of paper ... ...s through asking the learner regular questions to confirm they have understood the information by repeating it back (Sully and Dallas, 2010). Additionally, to ensure understanding I would recap important points, due to Quinn and Hughes (2007) advising that it helps the learner retain information longer through being exposed to the information more than once. Conclusion: Through the critical analysis of how I taught a junior student in my recent OSCE teaching session I identified that I felt nervous in the session but overall I felt that my teaching was effective. The areas of strength identified included the uses of aims and objectives in planning and creating an effective learning environment and areas of weakness that I will need to develop in future include confirming understanding and tailoring the content more effectively to the learner’s level of knowledge.
I leant how to make a lesson plan with clear instructions, well-graded language and student centered. Even though they needed hard work but they worth it. What I have learnt from observing: Peer observations and video observations were a good chance to see the written theories we have learnt from the core components in practice. The things I have learnt are the following: • How can the classroom, the teacher and the activities affect the learners by setting a friendly and relaxing environment. • The role of motivation in helping the learners to progress in their learning experience.
To conclude I’d like to say that something I’ll remember from this class years from now would be the great class experience. Everyone was very accepting and non-judgmental during the course of our class. Even when having to present in front of the class (one of my least favorite things to do) I didn’t feel that nervous, which is rare. I’ll forever be changed by the knowledge I’ve gain from this class because before I would have never imagined so many therapeutic accomplishments could become of group work. I plan to use this course quite a bit in my future career and hopefully help many people by the means of group work.
To conclude my learner profile, it is relevant to start building and include autonomy in my profile; as a result it is relevant to reflect about my competences regarding the use of technology. I feel very strongly that I need to learn more about technology issues, even though; I am good at managing software and web 2.0 tools. I love to be updated about the new strategies and virtual environments I can use with my students or to myself to improve autonomous learning.
Therefore, conducting home visits provide a wealth of information that couldn’t be obtained from classroom interactions alone. Students are more likely to respond to my efforts as a teacher after I learn who they are as people and demonstrate that I care about their education. When curriculum is meaningful to students’ lives, it generates genuine interest in learning. By thoroughly knowing my students I will also be able to place expectations high enough to properly challenge them. Knowing and teaching children well first requires knowing myself well.