Published on September 24, 2014
1. Book Discussion On different ways of Assessment and Teaching Procedure on Environmental Studies ncert
2. TIME FRAME : ONE MONTH 1ST SESSION:- Location ( Staff room ) Time (1Hrs) Date : 5th June 2014 All the five members gathered and discussed on the selected book titled ‘Source Book on Assessment for cl-1-V. Distributed the chapters among ourselves and requested to read the topics. 2nd SESSION:- Location ( Staff room ) Time (1Hrs) Date : 18th June 2014 In this session, Each member discusses her topic with the group member and share ideas and opinions. 3rd SESSION:- Location ( Staff room ) Time (1Hrs) Date : 30th June 2014 In the last session we discuss the main topics and plan for the over all power point.
3. GROUP MEMBERS 1. Introduction – Miss Tenzin Lhamo 2. Environmental Studies – Miss Sonam Paldon 3. Learning and Assessment in EVS – Mrs Tsering Dolker 4. Different Ways to Assess and Record Children’s Learning – Miss Ngawang Choedon 5. Reporting of Students’ Progress – Mrs Pema Choedon
4. INTRODUCTION New approach attempts to infuse subject knowledge with awareness of children’s own learning strategies. New vision and approach for assessing children’s progress. Encourage recognition and a means to improve record – keeping procedures in primary classes. Universalized system of education implies patience , kindness for every child.
5. 1. UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN AND HOW THEY LEARN Each child has his / her likes, dislikes, interests, skills and way of behaving. God gifted and slow learner. To understand how child learn at the primary level such as play, activities, interacting with others.
6. 2. UNDERSTANDING THE SCHOOL AND CLASSROOM A secure and happy school environment can help children learn better. Facilities such as learning aids, working together etc.
7. 1) Teacher - centered classroom Look bored and disinterested. Seating arrangement is fixed. Teacher writes question and answer on the blackboard and students copy these. Children listen while teacher teaches.
8. 2) Child – centered classroom Seating arrangement changes according to the activity base. Participate actively in different activities. Work in groups. Look actively and interested.
9. ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES – UNDERSTANDING WHAT CHILDREN LEARN, WHAT THEY DO NOT INTRODUCTION : While teaching EVS it is important to understand, its purpose , syllabus, and how to assess it.
10. TEACHING PROCEDURE : Firstly we need to see how children learn EVS. Then what problems do they face. Their understanding of the concept.
11. ASSESSMENT OF THEIR LEARNING: By observing By listening to them. By talking to them. By reading their drawing and writing.
12. DEMERIT OF EVS: The concepts are too abstract for children to understand at his early age. TEACHING OF "AIR" IN THE CLASS III: Testing previous knowledge by asking general question. Demonstrating that air is needed for burning and is used during combustion. Experimenting : To compare three different sizes of jars.
13. DEMERIT: The classroom activity didn’t achieve the desired learning despite the best effort of the teacher. CONCLUSION : Teacher found that the concept is too complex for their.
14. LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT IN EVS Every child can learn if allowed to do so at his / her own pace and follow. Children learn through mistakes and error they make. Children at primary stage learn better and more easily through experience, play and different activities.
15. INDICATORS FOR ASSESSING EVS LEARNING 1) Experimentation : Handling things or equipment with care individually or in a group. Avoiding wastage of materials : trying to reuse and recycle.
16. 2) Discussion listening to others ideas and opinions Expressing one’s ideas or opinions in a group 3) Expression Expressing oneself through gestures movements Expressing one’s own ideas and thoughts through creative writing
17. Different ways to Assess and Record Children’s Learning Activities to develop understanding and skills. Requires several ways of assessments. Observe all aspects of children’s learning Plans variety of assessment tasks. Assessing children’s learning in small groups. Self – Assessment by children.
18. Examples of different ways of assessment I) Assessing through Creative writing, Acting, Dancing: Observation and Recording Discussion Expression Questioning Experimentation Cooperation 2) Picture Reading Tasks for Assessment:- Picture based questions Opportunity to express ability Observation, Connections and Interpretation Pictures from different sources
19. 3) Children’s Drawing : Learning Opportunity for Teachers Express freely and deeply Interpretation and Imagination Enjoy and Pleasurable doing Assessing concepts, ideas and personal feelings 4) Field Visit, Survey and Presentation :- Observing and finding out Collect, Record, Discuss and Present information Encourage to talk different people Sensitive to different people
20. 5) Projects :- Continuous Involvement Undertaken Individually or Group Number of Ideas Discussion Collaborative Effort Division of Labor Presentation and Organization Oral Presentations 6) Experiments and Activities :- Enhance to do things by their hands Ask Questions Manipulate Materials Investigate on their own Share, Feel and Classify
21. 7) Dialogues with Children:- Serve as an important tool Know views and look at things differently Think critically and reflect on sensitive issues Free dialogues can help to think and talk Possibilities and Alternatives Comparing different situations 8) Using and Creating ‘Real Texts’ :- Encourage real texts to add motivation. A live engagement with the real world. ‘Real life’ tasks are more intensive and richer than irrelevant homework exercise.
22. 9) Making Good Guesses and Hypotheses:- Questions must be thought provoking Aware of own reasoning Help teachers in understanding, thinking process and construct knowledge Encourage them in making logical connections Recognize more than one possible explanations
23. Reporting of Students Progress:- It motivates every child. Gives confidence to do better. Shows what the child has learnt and kind of support he or she requires. 1. Using Records to Report Progress ( Sample Report Card):- Communicates parents about progress and support required. Assessing Observation Skills Opportunities for making observation Do not discourage by pointing weakness
24. 2) Portfolio As Record of a child’s Work Work done over the year collected in a portfolio Includes written materials, various drawings, craft work, collection of leaves, samples of child’s self assessment Know more about child’s abilities and interest Discuss performance, progress and growth Give specific and useful feedback Assess the child’s progress at the end of
25. 3) Why the need for a different Progress Report? An effective assessment Capture a wider range of performance Reflect a better picture of abilities and learning Unfair to sum up the performance on different indicators Indicate the level of performance in different areas
26. 4) A Report Card that shows Progress on Indicators:- Observations of the child’s activities The portfolio to grade on different indicators Gives evidence to parents about the actual work and progress made Must be designed to have interesting Assessment activities. Conclusion :- Provide opportunities to interact with environment Assessment tasks can be designed holistic in general Examinations change to learning activities. Process of classroom assessment easier, more interesting and useful changes within classrooms offering options and suggestions
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