Teachers need to be self-reflective and to think about our own teaching. After each lesson I put the following questions to myself: Was the lesson effective?, What were my strengths and weaknesses?, How could it be improved? What follows are some of my reflections on various important items in my training period from the observations and own experiences carried out in the classrooms: -I have met lots of children in my internships and that is awesome for me. All the classrooms contain pupils with different abilities, different attitudes to English language and different styles of learning. I think that it is positive but also it is more difficult to respond to their different needs and interest.
It is a method to learn and a key to be successful in all types of studies. When people read or study they do it to have a better understanding and to learn something new. There are many benefits of study skills. Study skills improve students time management,
The learning can range from major growth (e.g. change in personality and habits) or a minor one (e.g. development of a skill). However, Darseni’s theory of learning takes a holistic approach, where learning is cumulative and result in developing an individual who is reflective and self-regulated. We will discuss compare and contrast
Challenge-based learning experiences further harness the desire of many students for a sense of meaning with their education while effectively training key skills such as multidisciplinary teamwork and decision-making, advanced communication, ethics and leadership of self and others. However, almost all challenge-based learning experiences surveyed are on the periphery of the curriculum, operated as introductory or special courses or master thesis projects. According to Malmqvist, et.al 2015, bhallenge-based courses still have a way to go before they are part of the regular curriculum because the work may be demanding to accomplish within a short period. This should be mindful to guide students to set a realistic challenge for their Big Idea that
Also, I gained many skills from the assignment which will be applicable academically. As an example, I learned to think critically, to build arguments, to find and use the proper sources for research, and to narrow the topic in order to deepen to it. I became able to not to be bias and to look at the case from the rational side. In addition, I understood the significance of accurate referencing and citing as I was mostly criticized on that in my feedback. I realize that the previous skills and knowledge will be benefitting me in my future courses.
PBL is significant in enhancing critical thinking, creative thinking and teamwork skills of the conventional teaching methods. Problem-based learning (PBL) is one of the constructivist approaches, in which cooperation among students is the key to the success of this learning method. This cooperation will create critical thinking skills in solving a problem so that a decision can be made properly and correctly. According to Smith. S (1997), PBL is also one of the innovations and other new approaches to help overcome from the usage of traditional curriculum in most institutions of higher education.
This semester has been a really tough one. However, I have learned a lot about myself. It is important for me to recollect what I have learned and be confident going into the interviews. My goal is to recollect my strengths, my weaknesses and areas of improvements as it will allow me to prepare myself for the placement interviews and give me the confidence to stand out and demonstrate my professional experience. For the placement, the students have to initiate contact with the field instructors to set up appointments for interviews.
At the beginning of this college year I knew I was about to embark on a journey where I would experience what it would be like to teach. I knew I would have to focus on numerous modules dedicated to helping me teach but I never really expected the amount of time and dedication. As an engineering teacher there is almost a preconceived idea that all we do is get pupils into a class and tell them to make a project. What I learned from my microteaching experience is that planning a lesson is where the battle of pupils gaining knowledge is won and lost. Every single class is different as I learned from my two micro teaching lessons where the classes were polar opposites.