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FS 1 Episode 1

  1. 1. Field Study 1: The Learner’s Development and Environment Name of FS Student: RUVI ROSE Z. PUSTA Course: BSEd IV Resource Teacher: MR. MELVIN C. ELIO Signature: ___________________ Cooperating School: NDC TAGUM FOUNDATION, INC. Your Target: At the end of this activity, you will be competent in determining a school environment that provides social, psychological, and physical environment supportive of learning. Your Map: A general observation of the campus and the classroom is an exciting way to start your observation. Your mission is to do the following tasks: • The Learner's Development and Environment FS 1Field Study Episode 1: School as a Learning Environment
  2. 2. Field Study 1: The Learner’s Development and Environment TOOLS As you move around the campus, activity forms are provided for you to document your observations. It is advised that you read the entire worksheet before proceeding to the school site. A good understanding of the activities and tasks to be accomplished in the activity sheets yield better learning results. SCHOOL FACILITIES CHECKLIST Familiarize yourself with the different areas of the school. Check the column to indicate their availability. Give a brief description of those that are available on the last column. FACILITIES AVAILABLE NOT AVAILABLE DESCRIPTION Office of the Principal The office of the principal is inside the faculty room. Library The library has several books available. There are also other resources such as posters and displays. The whole room is air- conditioned to make each student comfortable with their stay inside the library. Counseling Room This room, which is also the Guidance Counselor office, is 1. Visit a school. Look into facilities and support learning areas in the campus, then in the classroom. 2. Accomplish the checklist as you move around the school premises. 3. Based on your gathered data in the checklist, describe the school environment. 4. Make a reflection on the characteristics of a school environment that promotes learning. 5. Present your idea of a good school environment through any of these: a) Descriptive Paragraph; b) Photo Essay; c) Sketch or drawing; d) Poem, Song or Rap
  3. 3. Field Study 1: The Learner’s Development and Environment located near the computer laboratory and the library. Canteen/ Cafeteria This common area has few tables and chairs. Generally, the place is clean and well ventilated. Here, they serve snacks and lunch for everyone in the school. Medical Clinic The school clinic has medical paraphernalia needed for emergency cases. There is also a school nurse who is assigned to take care of the facility and do the monitoring of the students’ health. Audio Visual/ Media Center It is located in front of the canteen. It is a room wherein a gathering of large number of people is held. It has a audiovisual equipments and even a piano inside. On the front part of the room is a platform in which could be considered a stage in formal events or meetings. Reading Center Located inside the library, reading materials such as periodicals, books and magazines are available. Computer Laboratory Just beside the library, the computer laboratory has enough computers for the students. Although these computers are quite old models, its efficiency is still the same with the new ones. Speech Laboratory Situated on the inner campus of the school, the speech lab is very useful for English subjects’ speech classes. It has audiovisual equipments and very good cubicle set up. Learning Resource Center It has several posters placed on the wall which seems to be more useful in the nursing course of the college department. But besides that there are also family oriented posters and posters about proper conduct. The center
  4. 4. Field Study 1: The Learner’s Development and Environment has also has a computer and a printer. This room is also the office of the SSC of the college department. Science Laboratory Equipped with different laboratory apparatuses. Used by students during their biology, chemistry and physics classes. Gymnasium Auditorium Home Economics Room Industrial Workshop Area PTA Office Comfort Room for Boys Used generally by the students and some other occasional visitors. Kept clean and tidy by every student who uses it. Comfort Room for Girls OBSERVATION GUIDE FOR THE CLASSROOM VISIT Read the following statements carefully. Then write your observation report on the provided space. 1. Describe the community or the neighborhood that the school is found. 2. Describe the school campus. What colors do you see? What is the condition of the buildings? 3. Pass by the offices. What impressions do you have of these offices? 4. Walk through the school halls, the library, the cafeteria. Look around and find out the other facilities that the school has. Name of School: NDC Tagum Foundation, Inc. School Address: Tagum City Date of Visit: August 20, 2012 NDC Tagum Foundation is a private school located along National Highway, Apokon Road, Tagum City. The school has a college, high school and kindergarten department, all governed by different department heads. The barangay where the school is located is generally a peaceful home for many families whose children mostly are students of this school as well. This second home of hundreds of students has a very wide school campus. Enough to cater all the school activities that could possibly take place. The green surroundings are pleasant to look at. Most of the classrooms have plants outside their premises. This brings fresh air for the learners as they spend their vacant hours outside the class. Though some buildings are quite old, it is still sturdy enough to become classrooms for the students. Classrooms and offices are all air-conditioned to ensure the comfort of the
  5. 5. Field Study 1: The Learner’s Development and Environment students, the teachers and the school officials. The principal’s office is located inside the faculty room because according to the principal, she wanted to create a good and closer working relationship with the faculty members. The halls are kept clean as well as the comfort rooms. The library in the other hand is another nice place to stay. It has several books which are well arranged. It has many wall displays too which are informative to the learners. Their computer laboratory has several computers which are quite old models but still are functioning very well. Their Learning Resource Center on the other hand, has several posters inside and a computer set as well. Among all the facilities in the school, this place is the busiest especially around recess and lunch time – the school canteen. The cafeteria or the school canteen is well ventilated and clean and has several foodstuffs being sold. In general, the school campus is a place suitable for learning. I’m pretty sure that this is a very important factor that will help them during these years of their school lives. OBSERVATION GUIDE FOR THE CLASSROOM VISIT Be guided by these tasks as you do your observation. Then accomplish the matrix to record your data. 1. Look at the walls of the classroom. What are posted on the walls? What heroes, religious figures, lessons, visual aids, announcements, do you see posted? 2. Examine how the furniture is arranged. Where is the teacher’s table located? How are the tables and chairs/desks arranged? 3. What learning materials/ equipment are present? 4. Observe the students. How many are occupying one room? 5. Is the classroom well-lighted and well-ventilated? CLASSROOM FACILITIES MATRIX CLASSROOM FACILITIES DESCRIPTION (LOCATION, NUMBER, ARRANGEMENT, CONDITION) 1. WALL DISPLAYS Wall displays consist generally of useful quotations to inspire the learners inside the classroom. 2. TEACHER’S TABLE The teacher’s table is located near the door of the classroom where she could see every student going in or out of the class.
  6. 6. Field Study 1: The Learner’s Development and Environment 3. LEARNER’S CHAIRS There are approximately thirty five learner’s chairs set in eight columns by five rows. Arranged fairly aligned, students seems to have the liberty to make themselves comfortable on their seats. 4. BLACKBOARD There is a white board in front of the class. It in its best condition and is frequently used in the class discussion. 5. LEARNING MATERIALS There are no other learning materials inside the classroom besides the learning aids used by the teacher on their class discussions. 6. Cabinet It is where the cleaning materials are kept. OBSERVATION REPORT ON CLASSROOM VISIT Name of School: NDC Tagum Foundation, Inc. School Address: Tagum City Date of Visit: August 20, 2012 Grade seven, section Sapphire at the time of my visit has twenty eight students all in all. These students suit themselves in this classroom as they comfortably occupy the armchairs which are indiscriminately arranged. With this, the students still are able to move around freely. In front of these chairs is the teacher’s table. The walls are decorated with beautiful quotations that are inspiring to the students. There are very few learning materials inside the classroom besides the learning aids used by the teacher during class discussions. The room is well lighted by many light bulbs and is cooled by air-conditioning system. The windows on the other hand, are draped with colorful curtains. Overall, the classroom is a pleasant area to stay and is conducive for learning. ANALYSIS
  7. 7. Field Study 1: The Learner’s Development and Environment 1. How do the school campus and the classroom in particular impact on the learning of the students going to school? What are your conclusions? Although how much learning will take place depends ultimately on the learner, the environment, which is the school campus and the classroom, still has a big role during the learning process. The noisy environment will definitely disturb the classes and will disrupt the students’ concentrations. Whereas, if they stay on a quiet environment, their attention will solely be on the discussion. Another factor that is important also is how well-lighted and well-ventilated the room is. Even for regular people, who would like to stay in a warm/hot place and try to study? Who would like to read if the room is dim/dark? This is just the same with the kids who are trying to learn inside the classroom. They needed a well ventilated and well lighted classroom to facilitate their learning. 2. How does this relate to your knowledge of child and adolescent development/ How does this relate to your knowledge of facilitating learning? In the subjects child and adolescent development and facilitating learning, we learned that the learning environment is the place where teaching and learning can take place in the most effective and productive manner. Also, a physical environment that is clean, orderly, well ventilated, well lighted, spacious that allows movement and free from unnecessary distracters is conducive to learning. With this, we have learned that being a teacher, we must know how to create a good learning environment that is conducive for learning. We must know how to restructure it to the best way it could be just to make sure that the learners will enjoy every bit of our lesson being shared to them so that they will become productive citizens in the future. REFLECTIONS 1. Would you like to teach in the school environment you just observed? Why? It would be great for me to teach in a school like NCD Tagum Foundation, Inc. It has good facilities, nice classrooms and co-teachers. 2. What kind of school campus is conducive to learning? The learning environment does not end inside the classroom alone. It extends even to the walls of the school. So, a clean, quiet, well ventilated and well lighted, spacious and free from harm school campus is conducive to learning. 3. What kind of classroom is conducive to learning?
  8. 8. Field Study 1: The Learner’s Development and Environment Besides an orderly, quiet and clean classroom, a non-threatening classroom atmosphere where students feel they are respected and accepted for who they are and what they say or do is a conducive learning environment. 4. In the future, how can you accomplish your answer to number 3? I’ll try to remember with all my heart the lessons I have learned in facilitating learning subject and field study course. With these, it would help me create an ideal learning environment. 5. Write your additional learning and insights here. The teacher must know how to set the atmosphere inside the classroom. A threatening atmosphere isn’t good for the students. They will suppress their true selves and this will only build a wall between them and the teacher. The teacher must know how to balance being friendly and as an image of authority inside the class. MY PERSONAL ILLUSTRATION OF AN EFFECTIVE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT Many have spoken about what should be an effective school environment is. But for me, just having these two characteristics is well enough. Firstly, the physical features must just not be tidy, clean, spacious, well ventilated and lighted. It must be a school that brings out the inner self of the students at helps them to achieve what they wanted to be.
  9. 9. Field Study 1: The Learner’s Development and Environment And secondly, the psychological as well as the social atmosphere must be non- threatening where they feel they are respected and accepted for who they are and for what they say or do.
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