It also helps to measure the teachers teaching as both are actively involved in the process. Assessment can be summative or formative. Formative assessment starts from gauging the prior knowledge of the learner to the mid plenary and the differentiated task done by the students. Group and pair discussions, Self and peer marking done by the students, a detailed analysis of the students work or a simple answer given by the learner during the lesson. Taking learner feedback helps teachers to identify individual or group needs of learning.
(Cambridge Assessment Network Keynote, 2006). Students have different learning skills and it will be important for teachers to take into considerations to recognize them and balance the assessment of their need. This study found out that when the strategies used are effective for all students. Furthermore, assessing students is necessary measure the effectiveness of instruction, good assessments are constructed based on what works for students (Regier, 2012). However, research has shown that assessment instruments need be to appropriate to the materials or subject being taught.
Thus, through the provision of opportunities provided by reality pedagogy for the teacher to be a part of student activities, practices, and rituals, a more accurate reflection of student culture in the classroom is delivered. Cobern (1996) argues that these realities, experiences, and artifacts that students have are what make them feel, think, and act in particular ways. When educators and researcher try to understand the connections between students’ realities and the ways in which they feel, think, and
There are different strategies that can be used by the teachers for effective class management among which the most significant is clearly setting out the format of lessons. This is done with the help of setting objectives and aims, giving regular positive feedback, reviewing the learning outcomes and giving an in depth summary and final exercise to the students. While on the other hand, the teacher can also make use of rubrics for understanding the abilities of students. The teachers can also make use of self-reflection as the strategy for class management because it helps the students in analysing their own learning and development abilities. With the help of this strategy, the teacher would be able to determine the pros and cons of each
This study is essentially an exploratory research that intends to explore teacher recruitment procedures in practice and measure its effectiveness on student learning outcome. This study uses the mixed-methods for collecting and analyzing the data. The nature of the study entails using both quantitative and qualitative methods (mixed methods); as the study determines, measures and examines teacher effectiveness inside classroom as a result of current recruitment procedures and practices. There are a few advantages in using the mixed-methods in this research. A few includes, as Creswell & Clark (2011, pp.
2.1 Portfolio Paulson (1991) considers portfolios as a powerful educational device that makes it possible for students to take responsibility for their learning. He believes that portfolios can supply the curriculum with instruction and authentic assessment. Accordingly, through the focus on individuals they can be reflection of the educational process. On the other hand, according to Weigle (2002) “portfolio assessment is seen by many as an alternative approach to writing assessment that can allow broader inferences about writing ability that are possible with single-shot approaches to evaluating writing, both in individual classroom and on a larger scale" (p.197). In addition, with portfolios students attempt to view themselves as
It was considered as a heterogeneous approach which involves deliberation of ideas and collaborative effort. It is quite motivating to ponder over that this emerging trend, reflection teaching has gained stimulant over the years in ELT and has immensely contributed in the field of education. In this connection Farrell (2004) states: Teachers can become more empowered decision makers, engaging in systematic reflections of their work by thinking, writing, and talking about their teaching; observing the acts of their own and others’ teaching; and by gauging the impact of their teaching on their students’ learning. In these ways, teachers can begin to locate themselves within their profession and start to take more responsibility for shaping their practice. This I call reflective teaching (pp.
During this process, I monitor the success of students individually to see whether any student needs further assistance in the certain area. Research shows that evidence-based teaching strategies have a huge impact on students learning (Wilson et al.,2006). Student centered approach is a principal of communicative language teaching. This evidence-based practice involves engaging students actively in learning which are relevant to the classroom. In my class room, I use different methods to teach my diverse learners, in which they solve problems, formulate questions of their own, discuss things and explain by them during the
On the other hand, horizontal articulation refers to what students are doing in a particular grade level. Lastly, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary articulation addresses the capability of a subject to associate to other disciplines in the curriculum. Curriculum Alignment According to Case, Jorgenson, and Zucker (2004), curriculum alignment is defined as the degree to which the components of an education system (standards, curricula, assessments, and instruction) work together to achieve desired goals. Curriculum alignment gives opportunities for teachers to participate in professional development efforts that enhance learning process. It is also a chance for teachers and curriculum experts to work in teams, to plan, to review, and to improve instruction and to work with educational leaders.
They are turning around their approach into a focus on creating positive school climate and responsive classroom as part of holistic quality education based on child rights where there is effective teaching and classroom management, thus enhancing students’ learning experiences. The motivational psychology researchers discovered several useful approaches and practices that can be implemented in the classroom for effective learning to take place (Miller, 2012). Teachers are using differentiation to support teaching and learning. Differentiation can vary in pace, activities, resources, teaching and learning styles in an attempt to best meet the needs of individual student. Various teaching strategies such as cooperative learning, active learning, role play and games and pedagogic tools are being integrated in educational theories in meaningful and useful ways to encourage task or learning achievements.