Assessment task 2: Learning theory application
Due date: Part 1 due: Saturday 26 May 2018 by 11.55pm.
Assessment task link to unit learning outcomes: This assessment task links to learning outcomes 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 as outlined below.
? 3. Identify approaches to measure and evaluate learning which align with learner-centredness and construct assessment as part of learning ?
? 4. Evaluate the integration of information and communication technologies to enhance learning. ?
? 5. Demonstrate advanced capacity as reflective learners and professionals who can draw on personal experiences of learning to ?identify key influences on learning. ?
? 6. Demonstrate practices to extend professional understanding through reflective and scholarly inquiry. ?
? 7. Develop a personal and professional philosophy around learning. ?Australian Professional Standards for Teachers : 1.2, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4 For further APST information, please refer to: ?
Details of task:?
The focus of this assignment is on student learning. During your professional experience, you are required to observe and critically reflect upon the learning behaviours of students. ?
Part 1: Investigative Report into Student Learning ?
While on Professional Experience*, you will be required to record written observations of student learning. Based on the observational data you collect, you will write a 1000 word Investigative Report. This will involve: ?
? Describing the context in which you undertook your observations. ?
? Presenting a descriptive summary of the data you collected. ?
? Relating what you observed (your data) to concepts you have learned about in EDF4120. ?
? Drawing on the findings of previous academic research (at least two peer-reviewed journal articles that you have located) to ?meaningfully explore what you observed (your data). ?
? Explaining your insights into student learning, (i.e., what you now understand, and what the implications are for you as a pre- ?service teacher). ?
Your submission should be written and organised in a logical, coherent way. The use of headings and sub-headings is encouraged. It is expected that you will proofread your submission to ensure it is free from spelling and grammatical errors. It is expected that you will use ?
APA 6th Ed referencing conventions. As per Assignment 1, a number of resources to help you prepare this submission will be made available as part of the lecture and tutorial program, and on Moodle. This will include advice on how to collect observational data, and how to write an Investigative Report. Additionally, it is recommended that you engage with the 'Academic Language Resources' folder on Moodle. ?*Please note: If you are not undertaking Professional Experience in Semester 1 for any reason, an alternative opportunity for you to record written observations will be provided. Details of this will be provided on the Moodle site for this unit. ?
Presentation requirements: Part 1.
The first page must include the title of the work, the student's name, student number and workshop tutor.?
The body of the work may be organised under subheadings. The body text must be Times New Roman or Arial, 12 point font, double spaced throughout. Page numbers should appear on the top right hand corner of each page.
All referencing must follow APA guidelines and a full reference list must be included.
A bit of background of the school that i attended.
Details on my professional experience, i went to Abbotsford primary school in
Abbotsford 3067 Victoria, Abbotsford primary school is a Chinese / English Bilingual school, and i did my placement in Year 1/2 Chinese class, most of the children are from Vietnam, China, only 20% of children from Australia. As this is a bilingual school,the children who doesn't speak Chinese at home, they found it quite difficult to concentrate in class because the teacher speaks in chinese, therefore if they do not understand the teacher, they will not behave well in class. I have attended the website links of the school below, if you need extra information of the school. Website: http://abbotsfordps.vic.edu.au
A focus child could be a girl called Jennifer (6 years) who just arrived Australia last month from China, she does not understand english at all, she found it difficult to communicate with others peers and teachers who do not speak in Chinese, She only feel comfortable to speak Chinese to the teacher who can speak Chinese, therefore, she always sit by herself, she doesn't play with anyone.
Sometimes, she does not listen to the teacher, she plays with her fingers and her hair during class time because she does not understand what does the teacher say, therefore she does not preform and behave well in English lesson, only do well in Chinese lesson.