The University Of Trinidad And Tobago
Centre for Education Programme
Field Observation Report
At The Penal Secondary School
In partial fulfilment of the course
PRACTICUM V: Engaging in Classroom Practice I
Instructor: Dr. Pearl Rivers
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Analysis of the school and classroom of the field teaching experience
A diagram of the layout of the classroom
Teaching /Learning Experience
Analysis of Challenge Encountered
Sample of Lesson Plans
Examples of Lesson materials
Alignment of Lesson Objectives and Assessment Strategies
Reflection and Self- Evaluation of the Field - teaching Experience
"A pupil needs a teacher who knows his work, who has the gift of teaching, who in patience and love will descend to the pupils needs." Andrew Murrray.
Effective teaching is a continual learning process (Stronge et al 2004), each school year brings changes to which competent teachers must adapt. As a student teacher this thought can be very troubling.
One may ask, where does the knowledge for adapting to such change come from? Adapting to change is a key role of the effective teacher as it helps him or her successfully steer through the intricacies of the classroom. To be able to do this the teacher must have the personal abilities as well as the experience to do so. With this in mind one can see the dilemma that is often faced by the new teacher. To bridge this gap the year three student teachers of the University of Trinidad and Tobago are required to complete a one week field teaching practice whereby the student teacher is able to observe the actual school setting in a natural environment as well as put their knowledge and skills into practice.
The purpose of this assignment is to describe my field teaching experience from a reflective perspective detailing my...