Hi everyone. Welcome to my ‘World of Thoughts’. Talking about A03, my group is currently doing their own part, so am I, as we have divided the task among ourselves to ensure the quality of our product. =)
Now, talking about the 7 possible items that will ensure an effective student-centered, personalized learning, and higher order thinking lesson, here are my lists.
1. Teacher as FACILITATOR.
The teacher’s role is to guide and assist students as they take on more responsibility for their learning. When the students are discussing in small groups or pairs to arrive at the final answer, the teacher should circulate from group to group listening, answering questions and redirecting where necessary.
2. Students as ACTIVE learners.
Students’ active learning role is to try out and experiment with the new information. They should also enjoy group work because this enables them to do active things. Sitting through lectures with nothing to actually get involved in can be particularly difficult for active learners.
3. Appealing classroom activity.
Classroom activity must be appealing and meaningful to ensure students’ interest to learn. Example of interesting activities that can be use in the classroom are games, role play, language art and so on. These kind of activities will make the students feel eager to learn.
4. The use of ICT in classroom.
ICT is no doubt a very powerful tool. It helps to enhance the teaching and learning activity in the classroom. For instance, the use of clip video to deliver the content. It reduces teacher’s talking time and students will be more interested to watch the clip video.
5. Various teaching approaches.
Teacher should use different teaching approaches to meet the pupils’ different needs. In order to promote student-centred learning in the classroom, cooperative learning approach is a suitable approach that the teacher can implement in the classroom.
6. Various teaching aids.
Teaching aids should be vary so that students will not get bored and they will learn new things in every lesson. For instance, by using picture cards, charts, posters, relia, music and so on.
7. Suitable assessment.
Students should not feel burden and stress when dealing with assessment. Thus teacher should conduct suitable assessment to meet the students preferences. This is to ensure fairness in assessing them. Portfolio can be one way of assessing the students’ performance.