Evaluation of Teaching and Learning Approaches Essay
Evaluation of Teaching and Learning Approaches
Different teaching and learning approaches were used during the session according to the requirement of the activities. * For health and safety induction: Q&A, writing (Task sheet) and lecture methods (more information was given) were used. * Effectiveness of the teaching and learning approaches: Learners participate in this activity fully and effectively. They told me what they already know and what they don’t know yet. By this activity they got more information about fire exits, reception, lady toilets, coffee and the student support centre in the All Saints building of Worcester College where this session was held. No hazards were found in the class room. * Steps for further improvement: I believe that teaching profession always has chance of improvement and betterment. In 30mins microteaching session, health and safety concerns can be limited to hazards in class and fire exits. * For Ice breaking activity: Q&A (Discussion) and handouts (Writing) methods were used. * Effectiveness of the methods or approaches: Learners were stress free and happy to share the information about the breakfast they had in that morning. Learners also decided who had healthiest breakfast regarding highest calories and nutrition. * Steps that can be taken for further improvement: The question for ice breaking activity can make better in the sense that it can be more clearly related to the topic of the session. * The teaching and learning approaches for introduction, explanation and calculation of the area: PowerPoint, White board, handouts and Q&A (Discussion) methods were used. * Effectiveness of the approaches: For introduction of the topic, PowerPoint was used which was very effective because learners’ response was very positive about it. Learners found it very interesting, helpful to understand the topic and they learned more about its implications in ordinary life. * Steps for further improvement: One more video could play to explain more the topic in better way. Visual learning aids left their effects for long time. More PowerPoint clips can be used to make session more interesting and more informative. * The teaching and learning approaches for learn by practice: Learners were given work sheet to do the practice of what they learnt and to find the area where they have problems and what they have need to learn more? *
Effectiveness of the approach: Learners took this activity seriously. They tried best to answers all the questions. One learner asked the questions where she found difficult to calculate the area. At the result of this activity, the learners’ confidence increased and they found their selves better in calculations of area. * Steps for further improvement: Some more questions can be added in work sheet for more practice to calculate the area of square, rectangle and triangle. More learning aids like boxes of square, rectangle and triangle shape can be used. * The teaching and learning approaches for review of the session: Q&A and task sheet (review handout forms) used to review the session. * Effectiveness of the approaches: To review the session by Q&A and by using task sheet was very positive to point out the areas of teaching and learning which can be made better, especially learning material can be made better. In 30mins session the teaching and learning process can be made more effective by making the learning material limited to “Calculation of the area of square and rectangle”. * Evaluation of the session in regard of individual learners’ need. In my session no learner had individual needs. So there was no need to make any special arrangements to hold the session.
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