The teacher can regulate instructions rapidly during learning development, allowing students to benefit from these rapid adjustments by means of regulating and emerging own learning progress. Feedback occurs while learning takes place, and effective feedback identifies the gap between where student remains at and where student desires to be. The teacher can be confronted with predicaments performed during formative assessments. There remain no obvious solutions to a situation, and a decision made, exists dependent on the individual situation, appropriate to the teacher and student involved. The teacher relies on professional judgement, formatively assessing the purpose of provoked action.
It is important that the teacher practice diagnostic assessment, formative assessment, summative assessment and informal assessment in the classroom so that it can be used throughout the learning process, so that the students are able to explore and use a wide range of assessment methods to monitor their learners’ learning and progress. Gibbs (2003) states that assessment has six main functions: 1. Capturing student’s time and attention. 2. Generating appropriate student learning activity.
In accordance with Piaget’s theory, the learner interacts with objects and events available in the physical and social environment and therefore comprehends the objects or events using the process of assimilation, accommodation and equilibration. The learners, therefore, construct their own conceptualizations and use them to generate solutions to problems. This theory also suggests that humans create and construct knowledge as they try to bring meaning to their experiences. In the differentiated classroom, teachers should facilitate the learning process by organizing learning activities and using variety of aid material according to the level of students’ cognitive structure to enable them to construct knowledge through their
Rubrics are evaluation guides that provide feedback on several different learning objectives, recognizing where a student falls into the spectrum of proficiency for each objective. Teachers should model the use of rubrics early in the class and explain to the students the importance of the holistic grading. When the students get used to the concept, they can use the rubrics to evaluate their own progress. Through the use of rubrics the teacher can receive information that reveals gaps between students’ perceived performance and actual performance (Alpert,
Student teachers have to practice themselves because practical knowledge and skills are held by the individual and cannot easily be transmitted from person to person. Student teachers need know-how, and by connecting the skills of teaching to knowledge, through reflection, they will gradually start developing practical skills. An important role of the practicum is to support experience to the teaching. The strongest factor effects on retention seems to be the quality of the first teaching experiences, and what student teachers experience in their practicum creates their view of the profession. It is therefore crucial that student teachers are given quality practice areas.
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
Teachers these days are indubitably facing many challenges regarding their students’ attitudes and behaviours towards learning and managing a classroom. Teachers have an important role to play in creating a positive classroom environment that is conducive to learning, keeping their students engaged and motivated to learn. There are many things to take into account on a student’s level of interest and engagement in learning, and teachers have very little control over these aspects. Teachers can influence student motivation by using certain practices (Anderman and Midgley, 1998). Under the tenets of operant conditioning originated by B.F Skinner, it has been described as a process which modifies behaviour through the use of reinforcements.
4. Use the Result: Using the resulting information to understand and improve student learning. ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION IN CLASSROOM In the educational system classroom teachers, more than anyone else, are actively and continuously involved in assessment and evaluation. Students can alsoparticipateactivelyin assessing their own achievements and in planning how they will study and learn the second
In classrooms, formative assessment refers to frequent, interactive assessments of student progress and understanding to identify learning needs and adjust teaching appropriately. Teachers using formative assessment approaches and techniques are better prepared to meet diverse students’ needs – through differentiation and adaptation of teaching to raise levels of student achievement and to achieve a greater equity of student outcomes. The principles of formative assessment may be applied at the school and policy levels, to identify areas for improvement and to promote effective and constructive cultures of evaluation throughout education systems. More consistent use of formative assessment throughout education systems may help stakeholders address the very barriers to its wider practice in classrooms. This overview shows how formative assessment promotes the goals of lifelong learning, including higher levels of student achievement, greater equity of student outcomes, and improved learning to learn skills.
In my Position as the teacher, I need to create learning opportunities where learners can progress at their own pace and undertake consolidation activities where necessary. Assessment for learning strategies should be implemented in such a way that quality feedback provided to learners based on, for example, an interim assessment decision, will help to challenge the more able learner to reach new levels of achievement. Murphy P (1998). How to communicate the assessment criteria It is crucial for me as the teachers to share the assessment criteria with learners to promote the chances of learning taking place. In my role as the Teacher I will make assessment criteria to be clear and should not be added after learners have generated the work for a given task.