Hello guys. Welcome again. For this entry I would like to list down 7 possible items that will ensure an affective students’ centred, personalise learning and high order thinking lesson by reflecting my journey in completing the assignment A03. Check it out!!!
1. Give opportunity to the pupils to learn on their own way.
I believe that every pupil have different style of learning. Through this, we as teachers have opportunity to discover their ability and skills especially in the classroom. We cannot limit pupils learning development because it somehow will interfere their growth and demotivate them to expand their learning. Hence, this will encourage them to progress without anyone telling them what to do.
2. Always design a lesson that can deal with intellectual development.
Lesson plan is very important and it determines whether the objectives achieved or not. In my opinion, as teachers, we should always make sure that the activities for the lesson can challenge pupils’ creativity and their critical thinking skills. By encouraging the pupils to involve in this kind of activities, this will help them to develop their thinking skills and becoming active learners. I think by creating this kind of lesson, it will promote higher order thinking skills among the pupils and make them to think before doing or answering the activities.
3. Make more production and less talking.
I believe some pupils do not want their teacher always talking because it will be bored and lower their anxiety to learn. What we have to do is to make sure that the lesson planned should concentrate on more engaging pupils’ participation and involves movement rather than ‘Chalk and Talk’ method. The activities should be fun and encourage the pupils to participate actively so that they will learn through their experience.
4. ICT Tools.
The use of ICT tools has becoming important for teaching aids because it provides a new learning environment rather than using traditional way.(chalk, blackboard, picture cards) Using technology will allow the development of higher order thinking skills and at the same time give various style of teaching, student centred and personalised learning. List ICT tools given by the lecturer are very useful and it is up to us to make the learning more attractive and appealing to the pupils.
5. Encourage cooperative learning among the pupils.
Cooperative learning is important as the pupils can share their information, opinions and suggestions among them. Through discussion and working in group, it will help pupils to socialise and making improvement between them so that they can produce a quality piece of work. Besides, encourage cooperative learning can build self confidence among the pupils especially for shy pupil.
6. Fun and interactive activities.
I must agree that fun is vital element in learning. If the activities are dull and not suit with pupils’ interest, this will demotivate them to learn and increase their affective filter. This is because when pupils feel enjoyable, they will feel excited to learn unnoticed. The lesson and activities should be prepared in attractive way to cater pupils’ learning preferences so that the teachers can exploit their interest when creating the lesson.
7. Feedback and assessment.
These two factors are very important and should be done in teaching and learning sessions. Through assessment and feedback, pupils and teachers have chances to identify their mistakes during teaching and learning. Besides, this will encourage the pupils to give feedbacks from what they have learned and teachers have to improve their style of teaching and mistakes from the assessment. Thus, this will help both teachers and pupils summarise what they have learned and improve it.
I think that’s all for now. These are basically my opinions. Feel free to comment. Thank you…