A further useful point is made by Razmjoo and Kazempourfard (2012, pp 180-181), is the usefulness of a coding scheme for each area, which they utilised for conducting an evaluation of two books within their study. Thus, as each area within the books was considered, a code was assigned which identified the parameter within which the particular aspect of teaching could be positions. Thus, exercises or materials that focus on remembering within the four knowledge areas are respectively assigned A1, A2, A3 and A4. The exercises that focus on understanding within the four knowledge areas would be assigned B1, B2, B3 and B4 etc.
Soleimani and Ghaderi (2013, p. 42) suggest that textbooks have come to be seen as extremely important in the teaching …show more content…
Whether a teacher is on one side of this argument or not, the likelihood is that a text book will be necessary and therefore the evaluation of any that may be used will be important. This importance swells considerably if the teacher believes that text books should be central to any course. For this reason, Soleimani and Ghaderi (2013, p. 44) contend that a textbook evaluation is a key task that should be undertaken by teachers but the question that is posed is what the best approach to evaluation is? They note the two stage model proposed by McDonough (2003), as has been discussed within this paper as well as the notion of coding in order that the evaluation is appropriately systematic. Indeed, Soleimani and Ghaderi (2013) add to this the notion of a checklist so that aspects within all areas of the book are adequately evaluated.
Keshta and Seif (2013) discuss the existing literature with regard to course material evaluation and decide that a qualitative approach is the most likely to elicit the most accurate results. In order to achieve their goals, they first develop an analysis card which sets a criteria, or subjective opinion, of the material being considered and ask 16 teachers to give their opinion on this material as compared to the yardstick produced. In order to provide some validity to their yardstick, the content analysis
As a teacher I am responsible for the evaluation of course work and all aspect of the learning process to gauge whether improvements can be made. Throughout the process I must make sure that the course is delivered with quality and professionalism and continually assess my own teaching style and course delivery. As a teacher I will need to evaluate the course and delivery throughout the course duration to enable continuous improvement of my teaching and the impact that it is having on my learner.
Assessment methods help form a vital stage of a learner’s journey helping them to draw on skills they have acquired, and aids in the consolidation of the knowledge learnt. From the perspective of the teacher – assessment gives the advantage to better understand the learner’s level of knowledge and understanding relating to a given topic. This understanding feeds into to assist in the tailoring of each class
The short story, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been”, by Joyce Oates, (1966), and the poem, “What it’s Like to Be a Black Girl”, by Patricia Smith, (1991), are both about the coming of age of young girls and the conflicts that they encounter. The two pieces explore issues that most young girls have with their bodies and others during their puberty years. The literary elements that will be compared in this essay is imagery and symbolism. The main conflict in both pieces that will be explored is individual versus self. These literary elements and conflict will help us to explore the issues that these two individual young girls
For example, “There are modes of learning and thinking that at the moment are only available from actual books… Without books, students are more likely to do grazing or quick reading that screens enable, rather than be by themselves with the
The book I chose is called Texas Science the publisher of this textbook is CPO Science and the copyright date is 2014. The content area and subject I chose was science because I really love this content area and I really want students to enjoy and love science as much as myself. The way I conducted this evaluation was by visiting the college library multiple times. First I picked three seventh grade textbooks one for math, social studies and science. The next step was that I found nine, one hundred word paragraphs. One hundred word paragraphs from each book would be at the beginning of the textbook, middle of the textbook and the end of the book. Second I would count the syllables in each one hundred words and Dr. Hakes taught the class something very unique that we can pass on to our future classes and that was to put your hand under chin and read the word and each time your hand hits your chin that is a syllable. Third
Textbooks are the most effective tool of educational technologies and they will always play a role in our educational systems. However they are being used as instruments to rewrite and sugarcoat
Once when I was in 7th grade, I was beaten up by my teacher when I forgot my textbook at home. Such behavior used to be legal in the country where I was raised and teachers regularly used this kind of punishment. Had this teacher read Neil Postman’s article The Fallen Angles, he would have realized how wrong he was in requiring extensive use of textbook in learning process. In his article, Postman provides a radical view in education and relates this to the role of textbooks and teachers. While Postman makes a great argument to advance his ideas to reanimate public education and make learning meaningful, it is hard to agree with his concepts such as banning textbooks, making teachers teach subjects that they are not experts in, and requesting students to learn simply by catching mistakes of others.
2. Redish suggests various way that web site headlines can capture and retain an online audience. The American Red Cross donation pages can be a good example of the seven guidelines that Redish puts forth when writing effective headlines (https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation). The author mentioned that titles such as Caroline Jarrett’s “Piggy in the Middle” did not collect nearly as many views as the headline entitled, “Sentence or Title Case for Labels”. Not only is the latter more clearcut for a user to understand but undoubtedly appeared on more search results than the vague “Piggy in the Middle”. Likewise, the American Red Cross donation page has a clear headline that clearly foreshadows the content. It reads: “Change Lives with
This shows that textbook is never enough. Daniels & Zemelmen point out that textbooks offer superficiality (52) if not used properly and creatively. Hence, by incorporating steps in inquiry project like immersing ( building background knowledge), investigating ( doing research), coalescing ( intensifying and synthesizing information), and going public (sharing) (Daniels & Zemelmen, 264), students will go deeper in their learning than merely
Even though, students would better understand, and comprehend the book that they choose, teachers would give a broader opportunity to learn new things for the students, so they can comprehend harder sections. For example, teachers should choose the books because a book that they choose could expand their vocabulary. Students vocabulary is usually at a low level, and if teachers choose the books that are harder to read, it could help them learn new words, and be on a higher level. Some students don’t understand that the words they don’t know are very
The textbook first appeared in the American education system in the late 1600’s in the form of the New England Primer. Dominated with religious content, the New England Primer was used as an introductory tool for reading instruction. As time progressed, more secular messages filled the pages of the book, and this shift in content paved the way for further textbooks, such as Webster’s American Spelling Book, and The McGuffey Reader. These books helped to revolutionize and equalize the American education system, and thus, textbooks have become a staple in a classroom setting. Roughly 350 years later, the educational landscape has changed drastically, yet one thing remains constant: the habitual presence of a textbook in a classroom setting. However, in the 21st century, the use of traditional textbooks is being challenged, as the technologically hungry nation pushes for the implementation of tablet computers as platforms for textbooks. The tablet computer industry, having recently become a dominant force in the consumer market, boasts its presence as a $35 billion industry. Their sleek design, large capacity, and innovative connectivity features make them a seemingly flawless replacement for paper textbooks. While a transition toward the use of tablet computers in place of printed textbooks seems like a natural step in increasing academic efficiency, upon closer examination, it is societally destructive, damages the quality of
American children (and children from developed countries in general) reluctantly attend school for several hours each week. Of course, there are some kids who really do enjoy going to school, but they are a minority. We feel guilty for complaining about school, because we all know there are so many kids across the globe that do not have the right to an education, yet students of all ages dread going. There must be some flaw in the system that causes people to react this way. Of course, there are endless amounts of theories and opinions about what is wrong with school systems, but I would argue that homework is a main reason.
C.J. Mahaney, born in Takoma Park, Maryland is an American Christian author and is also a Pastor. Mahaney is the Senior Pastor of Sovereign Grace Church, which is located in Louisville Kentucky. Mahaney, born into a Roman Catholic household was brought to salvation by a friend at the age of eighteen. He has been involved in ministry since 1977 and published his first book in 1994. Mahoney and his wife, Carolyn, have four kids and currently reside in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Assessment enables educators to provide feedback to their learners, this in turn promotes self-evaluation by the learner, as they use the assessment feedback to scrutinise and make judgements about the quality of their work (Spiller, 2009:6 & 7).