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  1. This assignment shall debate the value of out-of-school sites, and provide lesson plans derived from a potential farm visit. It shall explain the rationale behind linked sessions

    This is a view held by the DfES: "Outdoor Education offers attractive opportunities for achievement of pupils across the spectrum of ability. These can stimulate and reinforce a positive attitude towards education." (1999, p27) As well as supplementing school work, such experiences act as catalysts, enhancing educational success, extra-curricular interests, or future employment. These out-of-school environments help children re-evaluate their opinions of peers and teachers, which can revolutionize relationships enhancing learning experiences. Due to fear of blame, thousands of children miss out on educational visits.

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  2. Reflecting on Learning Support. Within the sequences we watched a number of well executed learning experiences. We witnesed constructive and socio-constructive theories.

    The various roles and tasks must be discussed and agreed by each member of the group. To complete the tasks requires each members of the group to use different areas of the curriculum such as; Maths, Art, Information Technology and Geography. They use the internet as a resource to achieve some of their objectives. The group then collaborate their learning and produce the completed project. Learning and Learning Support Sequence One- Teaching Assistants at work This Sequence shows a number of teaching and support methods in and out of the classroom. They are many parts that show children actively exploring and developing in a very stimulating environment.

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  3. Provide a detailed account of the factors which can help or hinder a persons acquisition of a second language

    Pinker (1995: 293) also says: 'acquisition of a normal language is guaranteed for children up to the age of six, is steadily compromised from then until shortly after puberty, and is rare thereafter.' As some linguists argue, not only do language-learning abilities decline as we get older, but this decline affects the outcome of the whole language acquisition process (White 2003: 245). Indeed, when I attended a language school, we, i.e. teenagers, found it much easier to learn English than learners who were over the age of 30.

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  4. This piece of writing aims to address why pupils should learn science and what principles allow it to be taught effectively. It will draw on my own experiences through my initial teacher training as well as experiences of my own learning.

    Millar and Osborne (1998) refer to 'scientific literacy' which is the skill to engage with ideas and views which are part of our culture and society. Without this skill, it is not possible to engage with current topic or to make any sort of informed opinion. Davies (2004) makes the point that we don't need science to run a business, to bring up our children or to give up smoking. I believe that teaching pupils science now will allow them to make informed decisions in the future.

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  5. Learning Autobiography - reflections on my experience of learning science

    Moving onto secondary school, I remember at first we were taught science in our mixed ability form groups. This was the norm until the end of Year 9 when, based on the results of the SATS, we would be streamed into one four sets for GCSE. The science department scheme of work was aimed at gaining the AQA Double Award GCSE and did not offer the separate sciences, i.e. biology, chemistry and physics. Set 1, the set I was placed in only studied for the Higher paper and were expected to achieve A*- B. Those who were seen to be struggling would be 'dropped' a set by the end of the first term.

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  6. Pupil Assessment - Pupil Z is female and in Year 9. The school has her ethnicity recorded as Afghani, which was confirmed when interviewing her. Pupil Z is listed on the school EAL register and is currently working at between levels 2 and 3 of English Le

    The school has no KS2 or KS3 data on Pupil Z and she was placed into Set 4 immediately on her arrival. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to also interview her father at parents evening and discuss her home life with both of them. At home, her brother is the main English speaker, acting as a translator for her father (who has a basic grasp of the language) but the main language at home is Pashto. One thing discussed at the meeting was how beneficial it would be to have Pupil Z to read a chapter from a chosen book to her father every night as a way to improve both of their English.

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  7. Principle and Practice of Assessment. In order for us to develop as teachers through the CTTLS course we were required to carry out research into assessment, in particular the principles of assessment, peer and self-assessment,

    On analysis, it was discovered that significant and often substantial learning gains were made, in particular where formative assessments were concerned; it was noted that at CGSE level, there was often an increase in overall performance of between 1 to 2 grades. With frequent formative assessment it was also noted that lower attaining students and students with learning disabilities benefited the greatest improvements. (Black & Williams, 1998) Hattie (1999) did similar research of his own on the subject, studying a range of pupils in the USA, it was noted that upon analysis similar results were recorded.

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  8. Learning Theories - The theories of learning through the models behaviourally, cognitively and humanistically can all be interrelated and used in a classroom setting to teach a full array of learners. Knowing what type of learner a student is can help the

    Smiling or nodding after a correct response. 2. Commending correctly done work. 3. Praise students ability to parents By breaking the lesson down into concrete units or steps, a student develops a behaviour that is organised and based on procedure. Cuing is another way to implement the behavioral teaching model. Sometimes a student needs to provide a cue to remind students that a specific procedure needs to be performed. For example, at clean-up time, singing the simple song "Clean-up" gets the students to behave in a manner that gets them ready to go home, or to break time.

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  9. Development Education. The purpose of this essay is to discuss the concept of sustainable development through an analysis of the report Educating for a Sustainable Future. The report will then outline the use of the Development Compass Rose and the

    The report, 'Educating for a Sustainable Future', discusses the key interlinking concepts of education and sustainability (UNESCO, 1997). It emphasises how essential education is to achieving sustainability in the future. Sustainability requires countries to come together and work collectively to achieve it. The report acknowledges that education can be both formal and informal integrating all areas of life. This is important especially in poor societies where formal education cannot be afforded. A significant emphasis should be placed on educating the youth as they will be the most influential teachers in the future.

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  10. Free essay

    Becoming an effective early childhood teacher

    Teachers also help children understand themselves thereby promoting high self-esteem. An effective teacher is someone who can do all this and more. Building relationships with your students is a necessity for effective learning. A child needs a role model, someone that shows they care. "The single most effective factor in helping young people feel more mature, confident, informed and respectful of cultures, social and sexual difference is the quality of the relationship they have with their teacher" (Blake, Bird, & Gerlach, 2007). Trust is fundamental especially in the early years.

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  11. Multiple Intelligences and other theorists

    Many theorists have their own methods of identifying intelligence some of the most proficient and influential are discussed below. From a teaching perspective understanding intelligence is essential for the development of students. Knowing who needs improvement and who needs to be further challenged can increase rate of success with-in their studies (Krause, et al. 2010 p. 320). Due to the fact that concepts on intelligence are so vast psychologists are often in disagreement. The main theorists discussed below were the first to try to measure and create broader understandings of intelligence.

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  12. Article analysis

    But after I looked some things up, I finally understood what was said. I do like the article because it shows how important the position as the president of the European Parliament is. You can read the opinion from the French president Nicolas Sarkozy and from the former Belgian prime minister Guy Verhofstadt. This shows the election for the next president is a big topic in all European countries. One thing that I think is quite good about the article is that it shows both sites, the site for the re-election of Mr.

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  13. Protection of children and families

    is to make such an order * The 'no delay' principle, where children are involved in cases before the court, the court must set a timetable and ensure that the case is heard as quickly as possible * The principles of corporate responsibility and partnership The secondary legislation is the United Nations Convention on the rights of the Child 1989, enabling that children have rights and there is legislation to protect their rights. The League of Nations drafted the first Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1924.

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  14. Child Abuse

    * Increased isolation from friends and family * Fearful or agitated behaviour * Lower self-esteem and self-confidence * Addiction to alcohol or drugs * Escapist behaviour Sexual abuse: "Sexual abuse is when a child or young person is pressurised, forced or tricked into taking part in any kind of sexual activity with an adult or young person." Sexual abuse consists of: * Kissing * Touching the young person's genitals/breasts * Intercourse * Oral sex The indicators of sexual abuse include: * Oral cavity * Oral gonorrhoea * Period gonorrhoea * Syphilis * Bite marks * Bruises * Scratching * Scarring

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  15. Positive Relationships with children

    So pointing or waving etc... This helps us communicate with children by communicating particular messages. (thumbs up - really good or thumbs down - not so good). Eye contact Eye contact is direct visual contact with another person's eyes, which can then signal a range of different feelings. This helps us communicate with children because it can show the child that we are listening to what they are saying if we make direct eye contact with them. Proximity Proximity is basically the distance between people when they are talking. So being very close or very far away.

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  16. Comprehensive Sex Education Benefits Teens. With AIDS, STDs, and teen pregnancy on the rise in the United States, the need for an informative program in high school pertaining to these unwanted yet preventable matters is increasing (Preidt); with these m

    According to the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey, in 2007, 48.7% of high school students had engaged in sex (qtd. in Parker-Pope). In a survey done by People magazine, sexually active teens were asked, "how old were you when you first had sexual intercourse?" and the results found, "Among sexually active teens, 95 percent said they had sex before they turned 17. The average age for the first experience: 14 1/2." (Gleick and Reed). With almost half of high school teens being sexually active and the age of their first experience being fairly young I feel that many would agree

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  17. ALICE IN WONDERLAND ESSAY

    Children who had read the book, they just would think that the plot of the story is about a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world; She has an amazing dream about changing size and meeting various strange creatures underground in Wonderland; she is curious, with a wide imagination, etc. However, with a more in-depth search, the adult can find that Lewis Carroll may have indeed parallel the journey form Alice childhood to adulthood.

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  18. Lord of the Flies

    The first chapter starts to present the idea that Jack will take over when Jack and Ralph's election got heated because both of them are natural born leaders. Through the second chapter Jacks leadership is displayed when he takes control and steals Piggy's glasses to construct a signal fire, giving the reader a foreshadow that Jack will take over as leader. In the third chapter Jack and Ralph have a disagreement on how to lead the group, making Jack's urge to take over increase.

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  19. Growth in the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

    Edmund is the second youngest of all the children and is as mean and spiteful as a young boy can be at the beginning of the novel. The transformation of Edmund going from a self-centered traitor to being brave and honest is important because his destruction of the White Witches wand was key to her demise '"It was all Edmunds doing, Aslan" Peter was saying. "We'd been beaten if it hadn't been for him" '(178). The seduction by the White Witches magical box of Turkish delight and promises of being a prince blind Edmund into being a traitor to his

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  20. Character of Achilles in iliad

    We might compare Achilles with Antigone or Socrates, who, in their readiness to die in pursuit of their goals, are very much in his mold. Achilles, the greatest of the Achaeans, towers above all the other characters of the Iliad (see King 1987.2-3). He is the handsomest, swiftest, and strongest; his beautiful and powerful youth (only Diomedes and Antilochus are so young) is like that of the gods. But, though the son of the goddess Thetis, he is not himself a god; he is a mortal who can be fatally wounded.

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  21. Modern Art Gallery

    To evaluate any art gallery and know whether it promotes fine art in Egypt or not there is two aspects must be evaluated which are the layout of the gallery and the paintings and painters in the gallery. First of all, I am going to talk about the layout. Outside the gallery there is a small cafeteria and there is a cash desk where you can buy tickets to enter the art gallery; the cost of the ticket is 50 piaster for Egyptians and 5 Egyptian pounds for foreigners and it is for free for the fine art students.

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  22. Educating Learners with Diverse Needs

    In doing so it provides us with the opportunity to learn from those things that history has proven to be fruitful experiences, such as breaking ground on new frontiers, utilizing scientific discovery to understand and explore the world we live in, and building relationships with our fellow man. For that reason consideration must also be given to those experiences that have proven disastrous to man as well in terms of war, man's inability to live harmoniously with his environment without destroying it, and those who coexist with him.

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  23. Student Diversity and Classroom Management

    Some of the disorders that are included in the definition include, "Perceptual disabilities, brain injury, minimal brain dysfunction, dyslexia, and developmental aphasia" (Heward, 2009, p. 173). "These learning disabilities can cause a person to have trouble learning and using certain skills. The skills that are most often affected are reading, writing, listening, speaking, reasoning, and doing math" (MedicineNet, 2011, p. 1). One thing that needs to be remembered is that no two students that suffer from a learning disability are the same.

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  24. Volumetric analysis

    : To determine the concentration of the unknown . Methods : 1. About 0.3 g sodium oxalate (formula weight = 123.99) was weight and it was transferred it into a 100-mL volumetric flask. 20 mL distilled water was added ,followed by 50mL dilute sulfuric acid (2.5 M),and then it has been top up with distilled water until the calibration mark. 2. Between 0.8 to 1.0 g of potassium permanganate was weight and was transferred in a 250-mL volumetric flask,50-mL distilled water was added to the flask ,it was shaked to dissolved the solid,and then distilled water was added to the calibration mark.Some of the solution was placed in the burette.

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  25. Gravimetric Determination of Nickel

    The precipitates are crystalline and can be produced with good characteristics of filterability and washability. Dimethylglyoxime gives a bright red precipitate of Ni(C4H7O2N2)2 with nickel(II) solutions. The precipitate is soluble in free mineral acids (even as little as is liberated by reaction in neutral solutions) in solutions containing more than 50% of ethanol by volume, and in hot water, The precipitate is collected and dried,and then is then weighted. METHODS : 1. 25-mL of nickel (ll) sulfate solution was titrated into each of the two 400-mL beakers. 2. 5-mL of dilute hydrochloric acid (2 M) and the solution was dilute to 200mL with distilled water .The solution was heated to 60-80 � C . 3.

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"They who educate children well are more to be honoured than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well."

-Aristotle

If you love empowering others and you have an insatiable appetite for learning, then a university degree in education or teaching could be your best next step. The Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree focuses on educational techniques, while a BA or BSc degree paired with qualified teacher status (QTS) training will put emphasis on the subject that youd like to teach.

Writing will be important in this field, both for your degree and for your career afterwards. Simply put: if you go on to teach, you will probably be required to mark essays. Study Marked by Teachers' collection of worked examples, and not only will you improve your own writing, you'll learn what teachers and professors should look for in a good essay.

Both of these degree routes will prepare students to embark upon careers within education and teaching, but some graduates may opt to pursue careers related to their specialised subject instead, or depart to enter jobs in areas like consulting, management, and HR.

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Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • Review and Evaluate your Recent Interaction with a Learner/Group of Learners with Reference to Theories of Teaching, Learning and Assessment

    "I am also aware that assessment is an integral part of teaching and learning. On reflecting on this lesson, I feel to progress in my teaching and to enhance the learning to take place I need to be asking more questions, continuously through the lesson (formative assessment). Since this lesson, I write notes on the learners work in forms of praise, I find this encourages them. I have since taken note of my learner's reactions and have noticed they are quite proud when reading positive comments. I do this even when noticing a slight improvement in their work. "Even if his or her work has not, as a whole, met the required criteria, it will be possible to identify relevant strengths. It is important for learners' motivation that they should be made aware of their strengths and successes, even if there only relative." Wallace (2007, PG 177) I feel that every lesson I gain more knowledge on how to become a good teacher. I realise that I am only at the beginning and I am only scratching the surface and still have a lot to learn. However, if I continue to reflect on my lessons and adjust them to suit my learners, I believe this will help me improve and enable me to be an effective teacher."

  • "Bad grades equals bad parents". Discuss this statement with reference to your own personal experience.

    "In my opinion, parents might have an effect on the grades of their children only in the very early stages of life. However, since examinations are done by the children and not by the parents their role is minimal. Later, especially from the secondary school onwards it depends upon the students themselves whether they want to study or not. Renzo Cordina Commerce 1a"

  • 1: Will give a brief introduction to Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.Section 2: Will highlight the common characteristics of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.Section 3: Will discuss ways how to deal with

    "Conclusion In general, one can say that emotional and behavioral problems need to be taken very seriously. As prospective teachers we need to be familiar with the above characteristics since it is very likely that we will be teaching students with emotional and behavioral problems. Most importantly, we need to make sure that we focus on the students' educational needs rather than on correcting inappropriate behavior. As teachers we must remember that our first concern is the students' educational growth. Researching this topic has helped me to become familiar with the characteristics of EBD. Presently, I am working as a supply teacher and one of my students has behavioral problems. Consequently, I hope that by applying what I have learned during this assignment will help me to better accommodate this particular student's needs."

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