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Appropriate criteria have been developed to identify the level of mastery of each skill.

Filed in blog | Posted by almayteresa on marzo 30, 2020

Appropriate criteria have been developed to identify the level of mastery of each skill.

Appropriate criteria have been developed to identify the level of mastery of each skill.

 During the competitive test «Lesson» participants revealed their professional potential in terms of planning and conducting classes, showed creativity, independence, ability to navigate the situation, knowledge of their subject and the ability to learn at the interdisciplinary and meta-subject level.

The evaluation of the test was carried out according to 14 criteria, which included a certain set of indicators.

Contestants demonstrated their information and language literacy, adhering to the correct content and use of scientific language, depth of knowledge, availability and adequacy of information on the volume and complexity, mastery of ICT and visualization of information, their language culture and focus on students’ speech culture. , structuring information in different formats (text, graphics, electronic, etc.).

Contestants had the opportunity to show the effectiveness of training, i.e. the effective achievement of subject, meta-subject and personal results. They involved students in research activities (hypotheses, data collection, search for sources of information, etc.).

It is necessary to note methodical skill and creativity of participants, a variety of the methods and receptions used by them, novelty and originality of approaches, their non-standard and individuality.

The contestants paid attention to motivation to study: they used different ways of motivation, created a friendly atmosphere, applied problem situations based on life experiences and interests of students.  

Participants facilitated effective communication in the classroom during the interaction of students with the teacher and students, maintained a tolerant attitude to different positions, opportunities to express different points of view, used questions for understanding and developed students’ ability to formulate questions.  

Contestants demonstrated the educational effect of their activities in class, drew students’ attention to values ​​and values ​​of educational knowledge, maintained a tolerant attitude to cultural characteristics, created situations for discussion and acceptance of common values ​​of civic orientation, paid attention to the culture of healthy living and safe behavior.

Participants used active and interactive approaches to develop students’ independence (group work, formulation of questions, etc.), created situations for choice and self-determination, supported personal and group responsibility in performing tasks, encouraged students to perform creative tasks, provided opportunities for independent work and created situations of success in the lesson.

But together with the generally positive result of the competition, it is necessary to pay attention to some shortcomings in the process of competitive testing «Lesson»:

1. The methods and techniques used by the participants did not always correspond to the goal-setting (realization of the goal, solution of tasks, achievement of results).

2. Some contestants did not determine the purpose and objectives of the lesson, and therefore, they did not target students to the end result of the lesson.

3. Often the tasks set by the participants were not clear and incomprehensible to students.

4. Not all contestants rationally used educational space and teaching aids (for example, work with a textbook).

5. During the reflection and evaluation, not all participants of the competition could show the achievement of expected learning outcomes, there was no encouragement of students to self- and mutual evaluation, evaluations were not substantiated, elements of the language portfolio were not used.  

6. Rationality and scope of homework were not always observed, its explanation was not carried out.

Organization of the «Discussion Club»

The purpose of practical work in the framework of the All-Ukrainian competition «Teacher of the Year» is to organize a teacher educational discussion appropriate to the type provided: brainstorming (Brain storming), talk shows, decision tree, debate. Common to these four formats can be defined stages of work: preparatory (organizational), basic and results. At the preparatory stage, it was important to announce the topic and format of the discussion, create a strong motivation, justify the relevance of the problem to be discussed, develop and formulate or simply present the rules of the discussion and define roles (division into groups, etc.). …

At the main stage, the work was carried out in accordance with the format of the discussion:

brainstorming – collecting ideas and opinions on the problem and trying to analyze and systematize them; talk show – expressing opinions, own positions in accordance with the problem, formulating questions and answers; decision tree – identifying the causes of the problem and finding solutions; debate – search and formulation of arguments in defense of their own position, giving convincing counterarguments.

At the final stage, the results were summarized according to the format of the discussions: the ideas were grouped by similarity and the most constructive ones were selected; a common position on the problem was found, a «decision tree» was formed, and the position that was most convincingly substantiated was determined.

The teacher’s ability to organize students ‘work in the form of discussions, free discussion with 123helpme.me certain rules, indicates the level of pedagogical skills of the teacher and contributes not only to the development of students’ speech competence in foreign language lessons, but also to increase the general culture of discussion.

Competitive test «Educational project»

The training project should contain a statement of a problem or problem related to life situations, as well as name a specific goal, task and provide results in the form of a specific product. The implementation of the project task should be aimed at the development of life skills.

For the successful implementation of the project it is important not only to identify and plan the ways of the project, but also the the ways and techniques by which it is possible to achieve the goal and obtain a specific result. An important requirement of time is the planning of stages with the definition of the necessary methods and techniques, which is carried out not only separately by the teacher, the teacher together with the students but also independently by the students. For search activities, students should be provided with information retrieval tools.

Assessment of student achievement

The implementation of control provides a timely adjustment of the educational process in order to bring it to the level specified by the program and the standard that outlines the expected results of educational and cognitive activities of students.

The content of foreign language teaching covers the following types of speech activity: receptive, productive and interactive. To participate in them, the following skills are required: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Appropriate criteria have been developed to identify the level of mastery of each skill.

Speech skills are the basis for the implementation of a system of control over the progress and quality of learning by students the content of learning a foreign language. 

Students need to know what results are expected of them from the beginning of their studies. This is a certain incentive to improve the quality of their knowledge and skills. 

The main types of assessment in a foreign language are current (non-lesson), thematic, semester, annual assessment and final state certification.

The main link in the control system in general secondary education institutions is the current control, which is carried out systematically in order to establish the correct understanding of the educational material and the levels of mastering it and to make adjustments to the applied learning technologies. 

The main function of current control is educational. Questions, tasks, tests are aimed at consolidating the studied material and repetition of the passed, so it is advisable to combine individual forms with the frontal work of the group.

The thematic evaluation is based on the current evaluation. There is no separate evaluation for thematic evaluations. The results of the workbook check are not taken into account when setting the thematic score.  

The next link in the control system is the semester control, which is conducted periodically to check the level of learning material in the scope of educational topics, sections of the semester and confirm the results of current scores obtained by students earlier. Semester control is conducted twice a year. 

Tasks for semester control are based on the program, cover the most relevant sections and topics of the studied material, are developed by the teacher taking into account the level of training, which allows to implement a differentiated approach to learning. 

Semester control is conducted on four skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing). The journal makes, for example, the following entry:

Please note that «Control» is not a control work and can be comprehensive and conducted in the form of testing.

The grade for the semester is based on the current assessment (thematic) and control assessments of four skills.

Maintaining school records

In primary school (grades 1-4), notebooks are checked after each lesson for all students.

In grades 5-9, notebooks are checked once a week.

In grades 10-11, the most significant works are checked in notebooks, but in such a way that once a month the works of all students are checked.

Teachers can approach the correction of errors in written works in a differentiated way, taking into account the age characteristics of students and the level of formation of the relevant skill in a particular student: to correct mistakes by hand; underline a word / expression, etc. with an error; emphasize the mistake itself in order to correct it by the student; mark the line in which there is an error in the fields in order to find and correct the error by students.

In accordance with the general requirements for keeping a class journal «Entries in the journal are kept in the state language. In foreign languages, it is partially allowed to record the content of the lesson and homework in the language of study of the subject. Notebooks are signed in the language being studied.

Organizational issues

The division of classes into groups is carried out in accordance with the standards approved by the order of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine dated 20.02.02.