It also encourages the understanding of teaching as a productive process that evolves over time with feedback and input from students. This creates good classroom rapport. Students who are experiencing difficulties in learning may gain from the administration of a analytic test, which will be able to notice learning issues such as reading comprehension problems, an inability to remember written or spoken words, hearing or speech difficulties, and problems with hand–eye synchronization (Lynch,
From the above discussion, it seemed to be clear why I chose 'Social Cognitive Theory '. This theory seemed to be supported to my study because it focused on observation which plays fundamental role to learn English. This theory believs that learning takes places through direct observation, modeling, social environment, skills, stratigies, and attitudes. In EFL classroom, teachers exhibit different behaviors (verbal and nonverbal), skills, and attitudes by creating learning environment which may influence students to learn an English language.This theory helped me to see what types of nonverbals behaviors teachers demonstrate through modeling while teaching. Similarly, this theory gave me insight to explore the aims of this study.
When I arrived at the workshop, I felt ashamed, embarrassed, and exhausted. I had just finished taking a midterm for my Computer Science class. I had been in McHenry library the past couple of days studying until closing because I wanted to do well in that class. However, after attending the academic conduct decision-making workshop, I have gain awareness of how my decision impact myself and others, learn a framework that can be used to make complex decisions, and learned to analyze my own decisions to create strategies for self-monitoring. At one time during the workshop, the teacher asked us to briefly explain the decision-making that I engaged in that resulted in the academic action that brought me to the workshop today.
Assessment: meaning According to me the term “assessment” is defined as the process to check how much a student has understood based on the lesson that was taught to them in class. Assessment also helps the students know how they progress in class. Assessment is a process that includes measuring improvement overtime, motivating the students to study, evaluating teacher’s method and ranking student’s capability in relation to the whole group evaluation. Importance of assessment in the teaching learning process. The assessment can benefit the students as well as benefit the teachers in many ways: For students, assessment can mean: ■ clarifying their instructors’ expectations for them ■ focusing more on learning as they
“Formative assessment is a process used by teacher and students during instruction that provides feedback to adjust on going teaching and learning to improve students’ achievement of intended instructional outcomes (Caroline Wylie and Christine Lyon, 2013).” I believe that formative assessments are essential for both students and teachers to inform instruction within lessons and they confirm how much students know about the lesson and how teacher can support to engage in their learning. I approve that asking better questions affords students an opportunity for deeper thinking and provides teachers to know the levels of students’ understanding. In my class, when I started the lesson with inquiring based questions by eliciting learners’ level of background knowledge, the students promptly gave feedback or response quickly to me. It was so notable that I could make
During my second week at the SBE placement I was asked to conduct a class. I had less than ten minutes for preparation before the class started. I quickly went through the content to be covered and tried to write a lesson plan. I was struggling to devise a proper lesson plan as at that instant, I could not envision the teaching scenario which was to happen shortly. I was still pondering upon which teaching strategy would be more suitable when covering the different parts of the lesson when the bell rang indicating that I had to start the class.
This study will help examine the implementation and effectiveness of formative assessment and show its significance. Additionally, this study helps shed light on teachers’ understandings, beliefs, knowledge, attitudes and practices relevant to formative assessment. Teachers will get insight on how to assess their students’ performance. They have better conceptualization of formative assessment. They may apply the practice of formative assessment in their English classroom.
For example, a classification approach is used (Minaei Bidgoli et al., 2003) to classify students to predict their final year performance based on different parameters derived from the data in an educational web-based system. A clustering algorithm is used (Tsai, Tseng, & Lin, 2009) to categorize students with similar behavioral characteristics. Association rule mining techniques have frequently been used to solve educational problems and carry out critical analysis in an academic environment for improving the learning process of student. These efforts are carried out in order to raise the standards and administration of educational processes by investigating the learning systems, learning resources arrangements, and students’ results, curriculum restructuring, and institutional websites (Damasevicius, 2009; Talavera, & Gaudioso, 2004; Erdogan, & Timor, 2005). A very comprehensive review of data mining in education from 1995 to 2005 is published in 2007 by Romero and Ventura.
Students can use the language to fulfil a real purpose, which can make students both more independent and confident. • Students can also develop a much wider knowledge of the world through CBI which can feed back into improving and supporting their general educational needs. • CBI is very popular among EAP (English for Academic Purposes) teachers as it helps students to develop valuable study skills such as note taking, summarising and extracting key information from texts. • Taking information from different sources, re-evaluating and restructuring that information can help students to develop very valuable thinking skills that can then be transferred to other
This one takes observation, self-assessment, student-to-student assessment, and journal as the assessment types to be operated. With the purpose of observing students affective factors, the instrument used is the observation guideline containing the observed behavior indicators. This observation instrument can be used by teacher to note students’ progress throughout the learning process. Besides observation conducted by teacher, affective competence assessment is also handed to students by getting them write self-assessment. The instrument for this type is self-assessment worksheet which needs to be used by students to tell their strength and weaknesses in learning.