Who in this room wants students to enjoy their learning?Who in this room wants all their students to achieve higher grades?
Methods for engagingstudents and recording student feedback. David Brice Travel & Tourism department Leeds City College
In this presentation! 15 Minutes of inspiration Motivational ideas
All students need the ability to express themselves in classMaslow – We achieve independence and self esteem through achievement
Learners who participated more missed fewer college days, gained higher academic achievement and had fewer disciplinary problems. Aspey and Roebuck (1977)
What a difference motivation makes!100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% Attendance 30% Merits 20% 10% 0% Group Group 1 2
Students learn from students!Students learn from each other viaobservation, imitation and modelling (AlbertBandura, 1969)If teachers can use methods that encouragethese behaviours then students will enjoytheir course and achieve higher grades.
Learning through assessmentOne of the things that David Nicol, from theUniversity of Strathclyde, said in his excellentpaper “Ten Principles of Good Assessment andFeedback Practice” was -“It is essential to deliver high qualityfeedback to help learners self correct”But you can only do this if you have the rightinformation about a students performance
How can we achieve this?Some old methods of getting feedback fromstudents –O Whiteboard with pensO Flip chart paperO Verbal feedback from just one or two students.
I don’t like whiteboards and pens!In two years of teaching I have only used a whiteboard or flipchart paper once !
What’s wrong with this method?O Information is wiped from the whiteboard and lost.O Flip chart information is difficult to share.O Quiet students don’t give verbal feedback.O Only one or two students may give an answer.O It’s difficult to assess whether ALL students have the correct answer to a question.
Low participation rate is NOT good ! Why? One student with the correct answer can fool us into thinking the whole class knows the answer !
What to do?O Give students thinking time.O Everyone needs to work things out for themselves.O Create a fun environmentO Get everyone involved.O Record student feedback for use outside the classroom
QR CodesThis QR code links to a quiz that studentsscan with their mobile phones. It involvesALL students and I can measure the results.
Student reaction to technology Student poll results Positive Reaction Negative Reaction From a poll of 63 students in Feb 2013
Geoff Petty (2009) says “Student activity providesfeedback to the learner andteacher and is a window intothe students understanding”
ConclusionO Participation leads to achievementO Engage ALL your learners with a range of activities.O Record student feedback to use later with assignments, to improve understanding and improve grades.
Thank you for listening ! I would love to answer questions about my presentation !