Self Evaluation and Communication

My notes were roughly the same with my partners as we were both commenting on how he could of been a bit more disciplined more and they were getting distracted, and if he tried a different teaching approach they might have behaved more and been more obedient and respectful towards him. My partner agreed with this and thought this was the best approach to go forward with the situation.

Nothing surprised me in the notes, the only thing that we were discussing when doing the task was how the effects of his body language was affecting his teaching. This then became a discussion about the importance of body language and if you don’t have the right and proper body language the children would sense that and they thrive on that opportunity.

I found this task average, as it was a good experience for me to be able to watch and observe the teacher and also take the mistakes that was pointed out for my own sake, so I could improve and think about them when I begin to teaching the class and how important certain aspects are if you want a appropriate manner in your class.

I believe I am clear about the difference between feedback and judgement as feedback is helpful and is there to make you improve and do things different that could help you. Where as judgement is criticism and there to point out that you are doing wrong.

The importance of body language would be the one thing that I would like to remember and be able to approve during my time at placement over the next coming weeks.

I am really excited about placement and really looking forward to seeing the things we’ve learned in class been brought to life.

Hargie independent study task

To show the importance of questions in today’s society and how they can build up a conversation with another opponent. Also, to raise awareness about how many different types of questions there are but also broadening our knowledge and understanding of when to suitably use these in the right context and manner.

A couple of themes that are presented and are shown clearly in this chapter are

The importance of questions in society (T.V Shows, fashion etc), communication, social contexts

Hargie claims in this chapter that understanding the questions is more complex than what it seems to be. This is backed up by his statement saying (Hargie): “While at a surface level questioning seems to be a straightforward feature of communication, deeper analysis at functional, structural, and textural levels, reveals questioning to be a complex and multifaceted phenomenon.”

An argument presented in this chapter would be the claim that teachers should be trained and should have meaning behind the questions they are asking, and for the teachers to understand the question, so that this will make the children in front of them understand what they have been asked and to also broaden their learning of the world around us. Evidence to support this argument would be: (Saxton 2006:46), that states that if teachers want “students to think about what they are learning so that learning becomes part of their views of themselves and the world, you have to ask questions that will help them understand…and help them think about the meanings being made.”

I don’t agree with every part of the chapter, but there is not a particular part I disagree with in the overall chapter.

Correlation: a mutual relationship

Delineated: indicating the exact position of something

Prosodic: a study of a tune or a rhythm of speech.

References: Hargie, O. (2011) Skilled Interpersonal Communication: Research, Theory and Practice. 5th ed.London: Routledge.