The important lesson I learned regarding designing, planning and conducting research in early childhood is ethical issues. I gain knowledge of the significance of, confidentiality, and culture diversity, consent from all affected including teachers, directors, parents and children participating. They understand they may quit at any time in the planning stages of a research study, I gained insights on different methods of conducting a research project. What were some of the challenges you encountered—and in what ways did you meet
II. Methods The study comprised a ten-year-old boy by the name Jay that had previously been diagnosed with autism. Other four students and teachers were also included in the study. Trained observers were also present to record the observed behavior for further analysis. The experimenter was also present and initiated further data collection procedures by interviewing the 16
Observation 3 consisted of observing an English 10 class reviewing chapters 13 and 14 of To Kill a Mocking Bird. The observation lasted 9 minutes where I observed the administering of reading quiz on the chapters at hand. The students were tasked with reading the appropriate chapters prior to the day’s class. The instructional decision to quiz students on their reading is important as it provides the means to hold students accountable. As a supervisor, I learned teachers and various school staff must be given the resources or means to carry out their professional duties, but like students in the classroom, accountability must be ensured.
When doing the proposal, I had to figure out how to properly state my thesis and have it linked into the rest of the paper. When working on the proposal, I had to rewrite my thesis many times until it was able to relate to the audience and purpose of my paper. Another way that ENC1102 has helped me with my struggles has been to be able to go deeper into explaining my points. Whenever I had points I had to make in an essay or any work for my classes, I have
Kaario et al. (2009) devised their own role-playing game to use in their service designer seminar and summarized that the game forced their players to take on the point-of-view of the user. Players considered “the service needs of the users from several angles and also outside of their own profession,” which in turn resulted in new service networks and solutions (Kaario et al., 2009). In Kilgour et al.’s (2015) study on role-playing as a tool to facilitate learning, the activity helped students visualize written history and understand the point-of-view of a minority worker. The importance of developing perspective-taking cannot be stressed enough.
“Critical thinking is a desire to seek, patience to doubt, fondness to meditate, slowness to assert, readiness to consider, carefulness to dispose and set into order” -Francis Bacon (1605) In other words, critical thinking is when you want to learn, you don’t immediately doubt everything you hear, you think deeply, and you back things up with evidence. In Mrs. Francia’s Critical Thinking class, students have written many papers in which they have had to support all of their facts with evidence. Also, her class has done research projects in which they had to decide what sites are credible, and which are unbelievable (or fake). This past quarter we have covered a lot of standards and done a lot of projects. One research project that Noelle’s class did this quarter was a Famous Failures project.
However, I was also able to identify my weaknesses in reflection-on-action. Currently, I will write notes down directly on my lesson plans. I may write that a certain strategy worked well in helping students understand a concept, or I may write down what I added into my lesson last minute to make it more engaging. What is missing from my reflections though is a systematic approach and questioning why I did something, or how something came to be. In order for my reflections to be more meaningful, I need to find a formal systematic way to keep my notes on lessons.
Next, I will provide a detailed account of the interview itself. I will then reflect on the interview by discussing how it went, what questions were the most helpful, and the new knowledge I gained after conducting the interview. Next, I will discuss what they told me I would take to get to this point and I will prove it with my research. I will then convey four descriptions of knowledge that I gained. This section will also include information that surprised me.
However, I now have a new perception and appreciation for professors and teaching assistants. It takes a great extent of work and time to put together a large lecture style course. Some of my teaching assistant duties included taking attendances and grading quizzes, test, or papers. I did not realize how much time it went into grading quizzes, test, and papers. Since the tests were composed of a multiple-choice question component in addition to a short essay, I was able to reinforce my past knowledge of concepts and course material when deciding if the essay answers were accurate.
Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary scientific study on how does the mind works. Cognitive processes are essential to almost every daily activities, such as learning, talking, driving and counting. Learning Sciences are part of the cognitive science which emphasizes on human learning. As an educators, we have to understand how our students learn and therefore we can design instruction that makes the student learn effectively. Cognition and Learning are inseparable but they are not interchangeable (Greeno, 1996).
She used the block activity and the activity where students find their own objects and measure them to find their area. First, Ms. Kapeller modeled the activity and put the equation to find the area on the board. After a few round, she took the equation off of the board and did the activity again and the students had memorized the formula when she asked the class as a whole. She repeated her instruction several times so if some verbal student leaners needed to hear it again they could and she also had a power point available for the visual
I then started on the preparation outline following the example of Monroe’s Motivated Sequence that you had provided us. I went to the tutoring lab to get advice and was given a few ideas to incorporate. Since the timing had been an issue for me, I again typed out the entire speech hoping that I would be able to adjust the time to fit into the requirements.
The essays I have chosen to revise are the Causal Argument and the Proposal Essay. I have chosen the Causal Argument and the Proposal Essay to show the improvements I made from one essay to the other. I will also use the comments and suggestions given to me by my professor on the original essays to help guide the two essays that I have chosen to revise. The reason I have chosen the Causal Argument and the Proposal Essay was to show the weaknesses and the strengths at the point of turning in these essays. For example, the weaknesses I had on the Causal Argument was following the guidelines of what the essay was supposed to be written on, clearly communicate my ideas and logically organize my supporting details.
I will share each rubric with my students before their final drafts are due so they know exactly how they will be evaluated and to clear up confusion or uncertainty. According to Carbery and Leahy, there are many well-documented benefits to using rubrics including: • Helping students learn more effectively • Students understanding the expectations of the instructors • Grades becoming more meaningful • Making is explicit what students are expected to learn • Facilitating self-evaluation • Promoting deep learning While I did use the state-provided rubrics as models, I made several modifications to each rubric in order to make them directly applicable to my classroom assignments. For instance, I added point values to each criteria on the rubric. The categories worth more points are the areas of the lesson that I find to be most important. These are also the areas that I will reiterate and emphasize to my students over the course of the unit.
In my project, I put myself in the students shoes and made a lesson plan that I would have wanted presented to me. Therefore, I made the role playing interesting and decided to bring an item into class to pass around within the students and started explaining my topic to the class. As that was in process, I had also made a detailed poster and provided some visuals with drawings and diagrams and added just the right amount of wording. This technique has helped me in remembering certain key points from lectures. Throughout my