2011/12 PALSI Leader Training III

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Intended Outcomes:
- identify the common challenges that other PALSI Leaders are facing
- describe what techniques and strategies can be used to - - tackle some of the major challenges like engaging students and answering their queries etc.

Activities:
- personal sharing of thoughts
- collect PALSI Leaders' feedback
- establish a rapport between and among the PALSI Leaders
- use Think-Pair-Share for ice-breaking
- review the feedback collected in the Training II
- use jigsaw group to engage and learn together some instructional techniques and strategies
----- Team 1 Techniques for Encouraging Participation
----- Team 2 Effective Questioning
----- Team 3 Redirecting Questions
----- Team 4 Preparation
----- Team 5 Closing a session
- Group reports on learning
- Conclusions

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2011/12 PALSI Leader Training III

  1. 1. PALSI LeadersTraining Workshop IIIHokling CHEUNG8 & 10 November 2011
  2. 2. Intended OutcomesBy the end of this workshop, PALSI Leaders should be able to  identify the common challenges that other PALSI Leaders are facing  describe what techniques and strategies can be used to tackle some of the major challenges like engaging students and answering their queries etc.
  3. 3. Something that occupy my mind the last couple of week.Image sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3_Idiots http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Jobs
  4. 4. Review• What do you think about the second PALSI Leader training session? Rate the usefulness of that session by coloring stars below with 1 star as the least and maximum 7 stars as the most useful.• What do you think should be included in the PALSI Leader training sessions?• How are you? It’s week 11 now. How’s your own study and life at the university? Rate the satisfaction of your own performance on learning by coloring the hearts below with 1 heart as the least and maximum 7 hearts as the most satisfactory.
  5. 5. Think Pair Share• Share with the one sitting next to you. Two in one group to talk about your ratings.• Share a little bit more on the issues you are facing which affects your satisfaction on your learning performance.• From the conversation, identify something good about him or her that deserves some praise.
  6. 6. Demographic Data: DepartmentsNumber of PALSI leaders responded 95 on 11-13 October 2011
  7. 7. PALSI Leaders’ Self-Reflection
  8. 8. PALSI Leaders’ Self-perceived Weaknesses No problem Venue & resources Attitude Language command Session organisation &… Engagement Presentation & Communication Explanation & answering… Content knowledge People skills 0.00% 5.00%10.00%15.00%20.00%25.00%
  9. 9. PALSI Leaders’ Self-perceived Weaknesses No problem Venue & resources Attitude Language command Session organisation &… Engagement Presentation & Communication Explanation & answering… Content knowledge People skills 0.00% 5.00%10.00%15.00%20.00%25.00% Number of PALSI leaders responded 95 on 11-13 October 2011
  10. 10. PALSI Leaders’ Self-perceived Weaknesses No problem Venue & resources Attitude Language command Session organisation &… Engagement Presentation & Communication Explanation & answering… Content knowledge People skills 0.00% 5.00%10.00%15.00%20.00%25.00%
  11. 11. Jigsaw GroupGROUP1. Please five of you form one group. Quickly form it with people sitting nearby. Give your group a single word name. 22. Assign each group member a unique number from 1 to 5. 3
  12. 12. GROUP MISSIONMissionYou have to draft a manual to enhance the effectiveness of PALSIsessions, “Practical Instructional Manual forPALSI Sessions”. It is expected to be used by PALSI leaderswith the most important and practical skills and ideas.Rundown • 3-min Group formation & mission identification • 3-min Learning Team formation • 10-min Learning & Discussion • 10-min Report to the Group & Discussion • 15-min Presentation (each group has only 2-min)
  13. 13. LEARNING TEAMS• Team 1 Techniques for Encouraging Participation• Team 2 Effective Questioning• Team 3 Redirecting Questions• Team 4 Preparation• Team 5 Closing a session
  14. 14. REPORT Group name12345678
  15. 15. Adapted from Capstick, S., & Fleming, H., (2004), The learning environment of peer assisted learning by The University of Queensland.Image source: http://www.science.uq.edu.au/pass/docs/other/PASS-Leader-Development-Handbook.pdfInformation source: http://pal.bournemouth.ac.uk/documents/Bnfts%20%26%20Shrtcmngs%20%20of%20PAL3.pdf
  16. 16. CHEAPFAST GOODPick only two
  17. 17. Workshop PlanningLet’s see what techniques and strategies wereused in this workshop.• Preparation• Ice breaking: about me• Review activity: evaluate & think-pair-share• Data and information• Jigsaw group activity: learn, share & engage• Closing session
  18. 18. Pursue excellence, and success will follow … Rancho, 3 Idiots (2009)Today my respect for that idiot shot up.Most of us went to college just for adegree. No degree meant no plum job, nopretty wife, no credit card, no social status.But none of this mattered to him, he was incollege for the joy of learning, he nevercared if he was first or last. Farhan Qureshi, 3 Idiots (2009)
  19. 19. Hokling CHEUNGOffice of Education Developmentand Gateway Education

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