3 Evaluating the Effectiveness of Learning Activity Design and Your Own…
3 Evaluating the Effectiveness of Learning Activity Design and Your Own Practice
Can you describe to us one or two examples of your own contribution to the design and planning of learning activities or programmes of study? How have you evaluated the effectiveness of these?
New module on revalidated programme.Content and assessments.
Computing Curriculum Lead
: Overviews of whole courses - B.Ed, M.Edu, PG Cert amd School Direct
: Input into module development and assessments
: focus is on assessment but this can shed some light on the design and planning
Describe for us methods for monitoring and evaluating your own teaching practice that you have so far used in your current post and role. How have any of these methods directly impacted on your own practice to date?
Areas of development
Students made good resources/developed good ideas, but how were these captured for future use or reference?
More structure for task given - what key questions would you ask children when using the resource. What existing knowledge do children need?
Develop a sheet for students to record and peer assess the resources developed. This will help develop critical thinking skills in terms of developing resources and support the development of students being able to discuss the underpinning pedagogical rationale for the development of the resource.
Links to professional practice.
Opportunity to develop resources for use in the classroom in a safe and supportive environment. Scaffolding the process of planning and building confidence.
Creation of learning environment which was conducive to learning.
Supporting summative assessment and use of flipped learning task to give a basis for ideas through the reading of an academic journal article.
Focus on subject knowledge development. Personal and professional development
: discussion re. approaches, input to assessments, etc.
with other lecturers. Learn new pedagogies e.g. pre-session tasks, reading, wikis, collaborations ...
How is the topic described or defined in authoritative sources?
Entwistle (2009, p169) states, 'In thinking seriously about what we are teaching, it is essential to know how students are going about learning in our courses, and how they are reacting to our teaching.'
'effective teaching is not simply a matter of applying general principles of teaching according to rule; those principles need adapting to your own personal strengths and to your own teaching context' (Biggs, 2003, p6)
The fundamental idea of reflective teaching is to systematically re-evaluate our teaching in order to change our future practices (Ashwin, 2015
What is my understanding about this topic, what does it mean to me?
How is this topic relevant to my own practice in the classroom?
Having researched this topic, and reflected on how it is relevant to my teaching or the operation of my school, what actions will I take to inform myself or update my practices?
How can I see the topic being applied, and its relevance in a wider context such as my school or in the industry?