Fs 1 episode 5 individual differences and learners interaction
FS 1FIELD STUDY The Learner’s Development and Environment Episode 5INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES AND LEARNER’S (focusing on different levels of abilities)INTERACTIONName of FS Student NOEL JABAGAT PAROHINOG__________________________Course Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education major in English Year & Section II- C__Resource Teacher Mrs. Flerida Lawrence Demegillo Signature _____________Cooperating School Binalbagan Catholic College - High School Department _____Your Target At the end of this activity, you will gain competence in determining, understandingand accepting the learners’ diverse background to their performance in the classroom.Your MapTo reach your target, do the following tasks: 4. Write a narrative report and a 1. Observe two or more learners brief reflection of your experiences. . of different abilities but from the same grade or year level. 3. Observe them as they participate in a classroom activity. 2. Find out some information about their background.
Your Tools Use the activity form provided for you to document yourobservations. An Observation Guide for Individual Differences Read the following carefully before you begin to observe. Then write your observations report on the space provided. 1. Observe the class to see the differences in abilities of the learners. 2. Try to identify the students who seem to be performing well and those that seem to be behind. 3. Validate your observations by asking the teacher about the background (family, socio-economic, presence of some learning disability, etc.) of these children. 4. Observe the behavior of both the high achieving and low achieving learners. Note their disposition, pace in accomplishing tasks, interaction with teacher, and interaction with others. 5. Observe the teacher’s method in addressing the individual learning needs of the students in his/her class.
OBSERVATION REPORTName of the School Observed: Binalbagan Catholic College – High School DepartmentSchool Address: San Gregorio, Village, Binalbagan Negros OccidentalDate of Visit October 11, 2010 With a view towards more effective teaching and competentteacher someday, another observation was conducted last October11, 2010 at Binalbagan Catholic College – High School Department.This objective of this activity is we will be able gain competence indetermining, understanding and accepting the learners’ diversebackground to their performance in the classroom. I observed the class of Miss Andrea Abeto in first year –Sampaguita. She started her class by requesting the students to pickup some pieces of paper under their chairs, opening prayer, and thenshe asked her students about their previous discussion as her dailyroutines in the classroom. There teacher asked something about the story that they hadtackled previously and a proudly boy raising his hands answered thequestion. The whole class interacts with the teacher causing them tobe lively and enthusiastic. There topic was all about identifying if the word is synonymsand antonyms in meaning. The words are given in the blackboard andthe students are requested to label it whether it is synonyms andantonyms. There are some students in the class who seems to bevery participative and some are not. The students who appeared tobe participative and cooperative is always raising his hands withoutwaiting there teacher to ask them, mostly they came from middleclass and they can accomplish task at a given time. Unlike the lowachiever in the class surrounded by many factors which makes thempoor in the class, for instance: Some students are shy to involvethemselves in the discussion. The disposition of low achievers did notmeet the standards of the high achievers in the class in other words,very far their attention in regards of class participation. As a conclusion, I do believe that TEACHERS are architect ofour nations for they help construct individuals economically and freecitizens with the knowledge that God bestowed to them. NJP*
Your Analysis1. Did your observation match the information given by the teacher?Were you able to correctly identify who among the students performwell and who did not? What behavior helped you identify them?(Volunteering to answer, responding to teacher’s direction, etc?) Ofcourse yes, my own observation match to the information givenby the teacher. I was able to identify the students who perform well and whodid not. I recognized him the way he interacts, volunteering to answer withthe teacher. For an instance when the teacher throwed a question, he raisedhis hands immediately and with the willingness to help his classmates whowas first ask by the teacher. He answered the question correctly whereasthe student who did not perform well, obviously he was not able to respondit and I sense something that it was accompanied by many factors whichmakes the learner slow in the discussion e.g.: shy and sleepy.2. Describe the differences in ability levels of the students in theclass. Is there a wide gap between the students who are performingwell and those that are not? Based on the ability levels of the students, there is really a wide gapbetween the students who are performing well and those that are not. Thestudents who perform well in the class are those who are taken cared of bytheir parents, in terms of their basic needs. As I have observed, students whoare not performing well in the classroom are caused by many factors; forinstance, some of them are tired and sleepy maybe because of work, somesleep late at night watching television. Others come to school without havinga breakfast and without having ‘baon’ due to poverty. Some have familyproblems. These are the factors that affect the ability levels of the class.3. Describe the methods used by the teacher in handling thestudents ‘differences in abilities. How did the students respond tothe teacher? The methods used by the teacher in handling her students is self-reliance by permitting learners to do by themselves the things that interestthem, within strictly disciplined limits. She treated her students fairlywhether it is high or low achiever in the class or not, she used to address herlesson to everybody and according to what I had sense is that she do not giveup even if some of her students mixed with both low achievers and highachievers and yet the learners responses are still receptive and interactive inthe class eventhough some answered wrong.
Your Reflections1. Recall the time when you were in the elementary or high school.Recall the high and low achievers in your class. How did yourteacher deal with differences in abilities? Was your teachereffective? When I was in high school, my teacher is very effective indealing with differences in abilities of my classmates. She manifestedthis during her lesson, dealings, actions, methods and the way sheshow strictness when we are inside the classroom. For instance whenshe is asking about the lesson, she prefer to address this to everybodyrather than call one student. The same as what I have observed,every teacher do not attempt to give up in teaching low achievers inthe class for she know that when you teaching eagerly, there is nodoubt for him/her to catch the lesson that is why rote learning isrequired.2. With the principle of individual differences in mind, What methodand strategies will you remember in the future to ensure that youwill be able to meet the needs of both the high and low achievers inyour class? As a future teacher, this activity is not only intended for me tohave a good observation but rather to furnish me to become acompetent educator someday. For me, the methods and strategiesthat I will remember in the future so that I could ensure that I meetthe needs of both high and low achievers in my class is that I willtreat my students fairly, respect their individuality, social background,and most especially there individual differences in abilities. I willavoid comparing and never attempt from putting them down. I willmake sure that these things are embed in my mind so that I couldunderstand my student’s temperament, pace in accomplishing tasks,interaction with teacher, and the way the interact with others.