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Education: Back to Basics Imbizo 2011, 29-30 November 2011.

Education: Back to Basics Imbizo 2011, 29-30 November 2011.

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  • Classroom Visits and Student Feedback Group 3 Report Back WCED Imbizo 30 November 2011
  • Intent and Value of Visits (Why)
    • Recommendations
    • Mentoring in a none-threatening way
    • Developmental purposes
    • Teaching styles
    • Unannounced visits
    • Learning curve (life-long learning)
    • Constructive feedback (building/positive)
    • Criteria
    • Positive attitude (gestures)
  • Intent and Value of Feedback (Why)
    • Recommendations
    • Know the purpose
    • Create a platform to comment (break a culture of silence)
    • Lecturer – mature (comment not to be regarded as personal)
    • Improve methodology
    • Build skills of evaluating – improve peer assessment – vocabulary, confidence
    • Strengthen lecturer- student relationship, trust
    • Create an excellent teaching and learning environment
  • Focus of Visits (Where/What)
    • Recommendations
    • Continues process of development – become culture at all levels
    • Everybody should be able to evaluate everybody (transparency)
    • Process of building a culture of visit and being visited
    • Range of tools be used to fit the purpose
  • Focus of Feedback (What/Where)
    • Recommendations
    • Feedback to construct generic impact on improvement
  • Approach to Visits (How)
    • Recommendations
    • Supportive & Developmental
    • Pre-training of observer
    • Opportunity for exchange of ideas/views
    • Constructive purpose
    • Peer observation to share best practices
    • Ability To Adapt To Different Levels Of Groups/Flexible
  • Approach to Feedback (How)
    • Recommendations
    • Continuous feedback/follow-up and evaluation
    • Regular feedback from students should be encouraged
    • Dealing positively with negativity
    • Consider students’ frame of reference
    • Encourage students to raise/discuss areas of concern
    • Manager must lead by example and be the role model and high IQ and EQ and identify with that person – feedback must be sound – no hidden agendas.
  • Logistics of Visits (When/Where)
    • Recommendations
    • Continues process not just once a year
    • Start beginning of the year and set the tone on why and how it will happen
    • Must be short visits – specific – look at methodology – content approach
  • Logistics of Feedback
    • Recommendations
    • Facilitator between student and learner and give it to the manager – you give your gaps to the manager
    • Informal feedback sessions – staff room - anywhere
  • Success and Impact of Visits
    • Recommendations
    • SUCCESS/IMPACT = SUCCESS = PURPOSE AND DEVELOPMENTAL CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
    • Mutual understanding and appreciation
    • Shared goals
    • Initiates improvement
    • Appropriate instrument
  • Success and Impact - Feedback
    • Recommendations
    • Automatic growth
    • Student improvement of result and discipline
    • Lecturer growth of facilitation skills and classroom management
  • Classroom Visits and Student Feedback
    • Thank you
    • Questions ?