AN ANALYSIS OF GENERAL ENGLISH TEXTBOOK AT THE PREPARATORY YEAR PROGRAM IN AN EFL SITUATION Dr. Taj Mohammad (Assistant Professor,Dept. Of English,Najran University, KSA) firstname.lastname@example.org ABSTRACT A textbook is usually a published book specially intended to assist students to improve their linguistic and communicative abilities (Sheldon, 1987). Its basic purpose is to achieve course goals, aims and objectives. If a textbook is not selected properly, it directly affects teaching learning environment of an institution. The present research aims to to critically analyze the contents of the textbook currently being used at Preparatory Year Program Najran University.
The NMPED (2014) defines the response to intervention (RTI) as: “an organizational framework by which schools assess student needs, strategically allocate resources, and design and deliver instruction to all students within the school. An RTI framework addresses student achievement and positive behavior for all students by the use of appropriate, research-based instruction and/or interventions. Student progress is monitored over time and then that data is used to guide instructional decisions and behavioral strategies” (Public Education Department - State of New Mexico. (n.d.)). RTI is a new approach to identify a learning disability.
Considering the ‘Action Plans’ that the student teacher had previously prepared before entering at OIS (Oslo International School) for practice teaching, there were changes and modifications which were applied during the actual lectures. Alongside the ‘Daily logs collections’ , these two documents will serve as concrete evidence showing how well the student teacher managed to orchestrate the ‘actions’ or ‘learning activities’ and implementing theoretical knowledge to actual
Assignment 1: Curriculum Inception Angela Bass Dr. Melanie Gallman EDU 555 Strayer University January 20, 2018 Introduction Curriculum development describes how a training or teaching organization plans and guides learning. It involves planning, implementation, and monitoring of a systematic process that creates a positive learning environment. It is, therefore, important to design a pilot curriculum that ensures proper evaluation of the content, teaching materials as well as teaching methods involved in the changed curriculum (McKinn, 2008). The pilot curriculum also serves as an assessment tool for acceptance of the curriculum by the faculty and students. It also aids in recognizing the gaps created and the missing content.
Since this problem I am seeking to solve is deriving directly from students, I have chosen to include information about two student development theories. If one can understand the theories and how they explain a student 's thought process, decision making, an often actions, then solutions can be presented with these theories in mind. Student development theories can offer a variety of insights once understood. One can determine where a student has developed their own opinions and values. Student development theories can also help one understand how students change in college, and what impact college has on students.
Evaluation of my time spent at a London Students Union Introduction This report will the evaluating my experience during my experiential learning practice. Experiential learning practice (EPP) in its simplest form is developing skills through practice, followed by reflection on skills gained and their use. EPP was popularised as an alternative to written and aural taught learning, it offered a different and new way of learning through practical skills (Lewis & Williams, 1994, p. 6). For my EPP I was working within the representation team for a London Students union, A charitable membership organisation that represents and serves the students of a university. Within this evaluation report I will be outlining several Psychological theories.
With that being said, reflection for action according to Open Campus (2015) is supposed to encourage students to; “self assess to determine how ready we are for the task and take strategic actions to deal with hindrances to success but with consideration being given to factors such as timeline (a resource factor), the complexity of the task and the competencies we already possess.” (p.85). The information gleaned from “reflections should challenge behaviours or cultural practices and myths that segregate and disempower…” (Open Campus, 2015, p.89) So, when I became aware of the reflective exercises, I was elated. I knew that I would have the opportunity to validate my understanding of the material. This first reflective exercise asked that reflection be based on the material covered [Units 1-3], personal experiences and knowledge and on the idea that “youth participation is most promising when
This framework will allow me to better understand “the complexity of students’ experiences with power, privilege, and oppression” (Patton, Renn, Guido, & Quaye, 2016, p. 31). During my undergraduate years at Loyola, I worked in the office of First and Second Year Advising as a Peer Advisor in the University 101 classroom. I taught a Bridge to Loyola course in which many of my students were first-generation students of color. Looking back on my experience, I now realize how I could have used the framework of intersectionality, or Critical Race Theory (CRT), in order to give these students a more meaningful classroom experience. CRT acknowledges that those in student development must “consider their own race and its intersections with other social identities […] as well as the social identities of research participants” (Patton et al., 2016, p. 28).
In the concluding part of this paper, I will seek to investigate and evaluate these concerns using an experiential styled critical reflection, as I applied a Constructivist and Process based curricular approach, in this the first semester of my experience as a student teacher. One of the key strategies I decided to adopt as a response to the weaknesses I previously identified, was to focus on more individualised and structured questioning techniques. On this occasion however, my priority would be to ensure it was far closer to the rationale outlined in Constructivist and Process curriculum planning. On critically evaluating my initial experience to teaching in this theory, I noted that I had tended to open my lessons by outlining my own personal
Cultural sensitivity requires that teachers interpret their students' behaviors within the cultural context of the student. They understand the cultures represented in their classrooms, and reflect on the instructional implications brought about by this cultural knowledge. Then, they develop learning tasks that are meaningful to the student. I advocate for the statements presented in the reading: “Children whose language and culture correspond more closely to that of the school have an advantage in the learning process. Children whose experiences are devalued or unrecognized become alienated and disengaged from the learning process.” I am teaching an AP Spanish Culture and Language course at Piedra Vista High School.