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HCT Bachelor of EDUCATION

Practicum Booklet 1A

Observation Tasks 5 and 6: Different


learning styles and
differentiation
Focus: On the learner.
The first week you will observe a lower level learner. The
second week you will observe a higher level learner.
Objective: For student teachers to gain an initial understanding of how
learners are different.

For this observation, you will begin by


observing the class for 1 hour.
1. What do you notice? Does the class have any strengths or
weaknesses? i noticed a strange point in the classroom how the
teacher controlled their children and lived to involve all in thire
activities.
2. Are there learners who finish activities quickly? What do they do
when they have finished?yes, its depend of everyone of them thats
mean some of them work quickly and other work slowly.strat to do
another activities.
3. Are there learners who do not finish a task(s)? How does the
teacher deal with them? She trying to help them and motivate
them, such as telling them when you finished this activity we will
play.
4. Are there any learners with special needs? How does the teacher
meet their needs? Yes . One of them has a difficulty in pronunciation
but the teacher deal with them all the same way
5. How does the teacher manage learners with different
levels/abilities?she gives them similar activities but give each of
them according to the level of, for example, divide them to the
group, where students who have superior capabilities combine with
each other and with the ability of some middle one, and least of all
with some and provide assistance to all who need.

When you have made your notes, ask the teacher to


help you choose a lower level or a higher level
learner in the class.

HCT Bachelor of EDUCATION


Practicum Booklet 1A

Observe one of the learners for the rest of the day


and make notes.
Here is an example:
Time
Activity (what is
the learner
doing?)
9.30
Teacher gives out a
writing activity to do
in groups.
9.50
Teacher plays a
game with the
whole class.

Notes (what happens during the


activity?)
Shoge is working on the activity but if
she have problem she aske her friends
..
Jaber is joining in with his friends and is
playing the game.

After the observation


1. How many different activities did the learner do?more than five
2. How did s/he interact with the other learners throughout the day?
During the day they become loving and polite
3. What was the longest period of time the learner spent focusing on
one activity? Drawing and coloring
4. What did the learner do during the break times? Ate breakfast
5. What did the learners attention span / interest during activities
seem like? Cooperation and focus.
6. What did the learner seem to like doing the most / least during
the day?
Playing with each other and having lunch together.

HCT Bachelor of EDUCATION


Practicum Booklet 1A

Observation Task 5: A day in the life of a


lower level learner
Record sheet
Follow a learner for a day and write down the activities and
movements in the table below.

Name: - Age:

3 years Level:low

Brief description:
Date of observation: .23./ 2.. / 2016
Time
9:30am
9:36am
9:36
9:50
10:00
10:20
11:00
11:00
11:10

Activity /
Movement
Learn letters
through
singing
do coloring

Notes / comments

All of them excited, but some are trying to


save speech
Some of them have difficulty coloring
Feel happy when they listen to the piano
Some of them try to drew in best way

Playing piano
Start doing
new activities
like Learn
and draw
Play what
they want
Move thire body

11:10
11:30

Ate breakfast

Ate when they feel hungry

11:30
11:40

Comelet
activities

Enjoy and dont feel bored

11:40
12:00

Take rest

To feel comfortable

12:00

Start sleep
Just sleep

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Practicum Booklet 1A

Finish work
1:00

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