Monday, 16 July 2012

Field Study 3: Episodes 1-3 for Education Students


FS3: Episode 1
THE SCHOOL’S LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER

Name of FS Student:                                                                       
Course:                                                                                  Year & Section:
Resource Teacher:                                                                Signature:
Cooperating School:


YOUR TARGET
            At the end of this activity, you will be competent in identifying and classifying resource that facilitates teaching and learning processes.

YOUR MAP
            It will be an interesting journey to the world of educational technology. A chance to visit and observe a learning resource center of a school will start you off.

  1. Visit a school’s learning resource center. Look around and see what resources and facilities are available inside.
  2. Ask the learning resource center in-charge about how some equipment or facilities are used.
  3. Make an inventory of its available resources and classify them according to their characteristics and functions.
  4. Write down a brief reflection of your experience.

YOUR TOOLS
            As you visit and observe the learning resource center, use activity forms provided for you to document your observations. Ask the assistance of the one manning the center courteously.
An Observation Guide for a
LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER

Read the following statements carefully before you observe.
  1. Go around the Learning Resource Center.
  2. See what learning resources are present.
  3. Examine how the materials are arranged and how they are classified. Are they free from dust and moisture? Are they arranged for easy access?
  4. Look for the guidelines/procedures for borrowing of materials. Are these guidelines/ procedures posted or available for the users to refer to?
  5. Familiarize yourself with the guidelines and procedures. You may choose to take photos of the canter (if allowed).
 
 













FS 3 – Technology in the Learning Environment                                                                                                        1
 


Rounded Rectangle: Episode 1ACTIVITY FORM

Name of Center Observed:
Date of Observation:
Name of Observer:
Course / Year / School:

List of Available Learning Resources

Available Learning Resources
(Enumerate in bullet form)

Characteristics and Unique Capabilities

Teaching Approaches where the Resource is Most Useful
1.     Print Resources
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2.     Audio Resources
·    
·    
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3.     Non-electronic Visual Resources
·    
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4.     ICT Resources
·          
·          
·          


Impression:



Name and Signature of Observer
Name and Signature of the Learning Resource Center In-charge

Your Analysis


Were the learning resources/materials arranged properly according to their functions and characteristics?

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Do the guidelines and procedures facilitate easy access to the materials by the teachers? Why? Why not?

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What are the strengths of this Learning Resource Center?

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What are its weaknesses?

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What suggestions can you make?

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Your Reflections

  1. Which of the material in the learning resources caught your interest the most? Why?
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  1. Which gadgets/materials are you already confident to use/operate?

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  1. Which ones do you feel you need to learn more?

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Pictorials

THE SCHOOL’S LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER













































 FS3: Episode 2
BULLETIN BOARD DISPLAYS

Name of FS Student:                                                                       
Course:                                                                                  Year & Section:
Resource Teacher:                                                                Signature:
Cooperating School:

Your Target

       At the end of this activity, you will be competent in appraising the effectiveness of display boards as learning resources.

Your Map

       Display  board or what we more commonly refer to as bulletin board, is  one of the most readily available and versatile learning resources.
       To reach your target, follow the steps below:

  1. Look around a school for bulletin board displays.
  2. Pick one and evaluate the display.
  3. Propose enhancements to make the display more effective.

Your Tools

          You look around and examine board displays, use the activity forms provided for you to document your observations.

                                      An Observation Guide for BOARD DISPLAYS

Read  the following statements carefully before you observe.

1.    Go around the school and examine the board displays. How many board displays do you see?
2.    Where are the display boards found? Are they in places where target viewers can see them?
3.    What are the displays about? What images and colors do you see? How are the pieces of information arranged?
4.    What materials were used in making the displays? Are borders used?
5.    Do you notice some errors? (misspelled words, grammar inconsistencies and the like)
6.    Are the messages clear and easily understood?
7.    You may choose to take a photo of the display board (if allowed).


 


OBSERVATION REPORT


Name of School Observed ______________________________________________
Location of the School _________________________________________________
Date of Visit  _________________________________________________________


    From among the board displays that you saw, pick one that you got most interested in. Evaluate it using the evaluation form below.

                            
BOARD DISPLAYS EVALUATION FORM
Topic of the board display _______________________________________________
Location of the Board Display in School ____________________________________

Check the column that indicates your rating. Write comments to back up your ratings.

4-outstanding    3-very satisfactory     2-satisfactory     1-needs improvement

Criteria
NI
1
S
2
VS
3
O
4
Comments
Effective communication
Conveys the message quickly and clearly





Attractiveness
Colors and arrangement catches and hold interest





Balance
Objects are arrange so stability is perceived





Unity
Repeated shapes or colors or used of borders holds displays together





Interactivity
The style and approach entice learners to be involved





Legibility
Letters and illustrations can be seen from a good distance





Correctness
Free from grammar errors, misspelled words, ambiguity





Durability
Well constructed, items are security attached












An Evaluation Report of a Bulletin Board
(Option 2)


Bulletin Board Evaluated by: _______________________________________________
Location: ______________________________________________________________
Brief Description of the Bulletin Board





EVALUATION:


Strengths
Weaknesses
Observations:










Judgments / Evaluation of educational content and other aspects.


Recommendations or Suggestions for improvement




____________________________________
Signature of Evaluator over Printed Name
Your Analysis


Did the board display design reflect the likes/interests of its target audience? Why? Why not?

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Was the language used clear and simple for the target audience to understand? Why? Why not?

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

What do you think was the purpose of the board display? Was it effective? Why? Why not?


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What suggestions can you make?

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Based on you suggestions, propose an enhanced version of the display board. Use the form below.

MY PROPOSED BOARD DISPLAY

Theme:

Board Title:

Rationale/Purpose:




Objectives:




Best features of my proposed bulletin enhancement:



Content Resources (Name each needed resource and give each a brief description):







Materials for aesthetic enhancement:













Your Reflections

  1. Name at least 5 skills that a teacher should have to be able to come up with effective board displays. Elaborate on why each skills needed.
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  1. Which skills do you still need to develop? Reflect on how you can improve on or acquire these skills.

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FS3: Episode 3
SEE AND SAY (Utilization of Teaching Aids)

Name of FS Student:                                                                       
Course:                                                                     


Your Target

       At the end of this activity, you will gain competent in determining the appropriateness of teaching aids to learning tasks.


Your Map

To reach the target, follow the steps below:

  1. Observe a class on its regular schedule.
  2. Note down the various teaching aids that were utilized in the teaching learning process.
  3. Comment on the appropriateness of the teaching aids to the learning tasks.
  4. Reflect on your learning.

YOUR TOOLS

As you observe the class, use the activity forms provided for you to document your observations.



Class Observation Guide



Read the following statements carefully before you observe.
  1. What is the lesson all about?
  2. What visual aids/ materials/learning resources is the teacher using?
  3. Observe and take notes on how the teacher presents/ uses the learning resources.
  4. Closely observe the learner’s response to the teacher’s use of learning resources. Listen to their verbal responses. What do their responses indicate? Do their responses show attentiveness, eagerness, and understanding?
  5. Focus on their non-verbal responses. Are they leaning forward showing interest on the lesson and the materials? Are they looking towards the direction of the teacher and the materials? Do their actions show attentiveness, eagerness and understanding?


OBSERVATION REPORT


Name of Teacher Observed:    
                       
Date of Observation:

School:

Subject:

Topic:

Year Level:

Observation Report:
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UTILIZATION OF TEACHING AIDS FORMS

Brief Description of Teaching Approach Used by the Teacher:



Teaching Aids Used

Strengths

Weaknesses
Comments on the appropriateness of the teaching aids



































Signature of Teacher Observed:


Name and Signature of Observer:


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