Integrated student support


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This was a lecture that I ended up showcaseing as a workshop for our lecturers at VCPE ... I thought others may benifit too:

This lecture was a roaring success and it may also work as a summarising and paraphrasing workshop.
I racked my brain on how to lecture this section of work - because, lets face it, summarising and paraphrasing is *snore* BORING!

I realised that the steps in the summarising and paraphrasing processes are theory based and will probably be in the exam, but creating a mind map is a skill... So. I asked the students to help me create a mind map on the board of the content in Chapter 5 IN THEIR OWN WORDS.

I then got them some flip chart paper and they did their own mind maps (and referenced them). They loved it, it may also be because I allowed them to pump the music while they were at it, and once one student was done I allowed for some collaboration on the other person's mind map... The result:

•The students read the work
•Paraphrased the work for my mind map
•Saw it completed on the whiteboard
•AND then wrote the work down
•While they were busy they discussed it amongst themselves
•They left with notes

For those students that did not have a textbook? I loaded google books on my laptop and they could work too ... and they learned about another resource. I moved around to assist where I could and to encourage the guys to use their own words

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Integrated student support

  1. 1. Lecturing to supportstudents in the classroom By Anne Olsen
  2. 2. Supporting student learning in the classroom Covering content, assisting with note taking and having funImage from:
  3. 3. Integrated teaching & student support
  4. 4. Pointers on how to integratestudent support into a lecture Image from:
  5. 5. Learning can be funImage:
  6. 6. Let students discover the answers themselves Image from:
  7. 7. Allow time for students to reflect on the content Image from:
  8. 8. Image from: Create an opportunity for students to read, reflect and write
  9. 9. Image from: Include basic skills such as note taking and referencing in activities
  10. 10. Use quizzes to test students and see if activities were effectiveImage from:
  11. 11. Students should take something (tangible) home after a lectureImage from:
  12. 12. TO FOLLOW: An example of a lecture that features integrated student support With comments and photographs
  13. 13. Chapter 5: Paraphrasing & Summarising Hyperlink to Google books,
  14. 14. A bit of technology too Hyperlink to Google books Arranged for another laptop in the classroom.Students who did not have books could also participate. Students also discovered an alternative resource.
  15. 15. Outcomes O1: Avoid plagiarism O2: Id main ideas O3: How to paraphrase O4: How to summarise O5: Note taking skills
  16. 16. 1. Write a reference for your textbook 2. What is a topic sentence?3. Define plagiarism
  17. 17. 1. Beekman, L., Dube, C. & Underhill, J. (2011). Academic Literacy. Cape Town: Juta Outcome 1 2. What is a topic sentence? A paragraph is introduced with a topic sentence. The main idea of a paragraph is stated there…Outcome 1 Outcome 2 3. Not referencing other’s work or ideas
  18. 18. Skeletonoutlines
  19. 19. Chapter 5:• Paraphrasing & Summarising – Plagiarism • What plagiarism is • Why one should not do it – Paraphrasing • What paraphrasing is • Steps to paraphrasing –1 –2 – Summarising • What a summary is • How to summarise –1 –2
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  22. 22. Outcomes O1: Avoid plagiarism O2: Id main ideas O3: How to paraphrase O4: How to summarise O5: Note taking skills
  23. 23. Read through Chapter 5 and create a mind-map of theinformation provided there.What will work for you? You should be able to use it as a poster to study from.
  24. 24. 1. True or false:a)Both paraphrasing and summarising require you to cite a sourceb)If something is in your own words, you do not need to credit to the source of your ideasc) When quoting you must use inverted commas and cite the sourced)Facts must be referenced.2. What is the difference between paraphrasingand summarising?
  25. 25. Please summarise article on p 60 of your manualImage from:
  26. 26. For this activityAnything goes… Students made• BUT annotations in – Everyone must have a poster textbooks – All the content must be noted – Must be completed in 1 hour1 Activity covers entire chapter, tangible proof at the end that it is done andthat outcomes have been reached .Activity supported by• A quick quiz at the end• A homework assignment Students read the workBONUS• Students enjoyed it• Business CommunicationCATCH:• Works best for straight forward sections of work.• A simple explanation may be required
  27. 27. Some students worked alone
  28. 28. Others in groups
  29. 29. Picking the next song Students chattingBut work is happening
  30. 30. After break
  31. 31. Finishing touches
  32. 32. @weirdsister_ann