Archive for October, 2009
collective learning in a shared domain of human endeavor: a tribe learning to
survive, a band of artists seeking new forms of expression, a group of engineers
working on similar problems, a clique of pupils defining their identity in the
school, a network of surgeons exploring novel techniques, a gathering of
first-time managers helping each other cope. (Wenger E, 2001)"
So, based on the definition, if i were a teacher i will engage and encourage in COP since it has lots of advantages that can be benefited by my students. i will firstly rearrange the students’ seating arrangement in class and ask them to seat in group.
furthermore, i will provide and prepare activities that will involves the students in collaborative activities. this is because based on Vygotsly, the interactionist theorist, students will learn better if they interact in group. they will be able to correct each others’ mistakes as well as imrpoving themselves with the help of each others. students will be able to get scaffolding from their peers and by doing this, they will learn and explore lots of things togetehr with their friends. this will make the learning fun and exciting. plus, their creativity and ideas will expand and enhance since they can discuss and suggest their ideas together with their friends.
Moreover, i will ask and encourage my students to do their own class or group motto. this will encourage the students to become united in order to fulfill and achieve the motto or goals created by the members. plus, by doing this, they will feel the sense of belonging and acceptance within the community which are within the class or the groups.
In addition, there are lots of activities that could have been done on order to implement COP in class. for instances, choral speaking, role play, competition and so on. by involving the students in such activities, students will be able set themselves in the COP together with their friends.
As teacher, i need to encourage and motivate my students to work in COP. it is because, COP is important as it picture the reality of life. in reality, they need to work in community and i will be difficult for them to work alone without the help of others. so, this will be the practice and the introduction stage of COP for the students so that they can implement COP in the future.
gained throughout this semester for this technology subject. Such
experienced will surely benefit me as students.
As an examples, throughout the semester, we had been given lots of works that
need to be done together with our group members. This had exposed and taught me
about COP which is the Community of Practise.
there are several tasks and assignments that we need to do in group. for
instances, the video kit. by doing the video kit, i had felt the team work and
the spirit of being in a team with my group members. i’ve learn how to
cooperate with each other, how to tolerate with each other and many more. I had
also realized that , sometimes, we can’t just be selfish and we must also think
about each other. thats what the purpose of being in a group. we need to accept
each other and help each other in order to improve and achieve the group’s goal
and objective. if our group members had any problems or weaknesses, we need to
give our hand to help them solving their problems and guide them so that they
can improve themselves. Plus, for us, we need to use the opportunity being in
group to improve ourselves by seeking guidance and asking help from the our
teamates so that they can help us in improving ourselves.
Moreover, from the assignment given, we had also learnt to divide the
work according to the preferences and the suitability of the group members. For
example, during the process of doing the video kit, we tend to give the advertisement
part such as the poster and brochure for those who are creative and good in art.
By doing this, our group members will feel comfortable and fun while doing the
work since art was their interest and specialty. This will also enhance the
quality of the work as it had been done by the ones who were good in it.
just wanna share a video on COP:
TV pendidikan is a channel that provides things and
information regarding school and education in schools. Ministry of education is
playing their main role in putting information regarding education through TV
Pendidikan. Lots of things can be done with this TV pendidikan. Teacher can integrate
this medium and channel in the classroom during the teaching and learning
first and foremost, teacher can show education programmes to the students
through TV pendidikan. Teacher can made the programmes as teaching aids in the
teaching and learning session. by doing this, teacher will be able to
give variety of teaching methods towards the students. this will avoid the
students from being bored attending the class with the same way of teaching.
Plus, teacher will be able to see any demonstrations on teachers from other
school teaching and handling their students. From this, teacher will be able to
grab some tips and guidance to be used in the classroom.
Furthermore, there will be lots of latest information about the education news
on TV programme. Teacher will be able to upgrade themselves and this will
prepare them to be a good teacher in class. teacher will be able to know the
current needs of the students and improve their way of teaching from TV
Furthermore, teacher will be able to download interesting lesson planning from
the webTV of TV pendidikan, this will give the teacher some sort of guidance
for the teacher to planned his/her lesson planning for the students. Teachers
will be able to choose any of the lessons and adapt it based on the type of
students that they got.
about the activity, I was thinking about activity that will involve the students collaboratively with their peers and friends. After so much thingking, i had decided to do activitiy entitled " Hot, hot, hot" whereby a pair of students need to find the picture if animals in the video with the guidance of the other friends in the classroom. before that, teacher will hide the pictures and the selected pair will not alllowed be in class and see the hidden pictures. the other students will shout, "hot, hot, hot" if the pair approach the hidden pictures and they will shout, "cold, cold, cold" if they are away of the hidden pictures. after the found the picture, they will paste it infront of the class and list down the features of the animal in the picture. after finish doing the activity, students were asked to create and mould animal shapes with thr provided clasy in groups and thats the end of my activity.
then, after everyone finish designing their activities and doing teaching adis for the activity, one of my group members had compile and gather all the activities into the handy manual book..we had also devided each cd’s together with the teaching aids for the activity based on the cd into a file. there were 5 files altogether since there were 5 videos and 1 activiy for each of the video.
some pictures for you guys…
1) our poster for the video kit
2) one of our group member is compiling and arranging the manual book
the first comment was, i should use the real pictures of animals in the videos. it is true that i had used the cartoon pictures of the animals,but it is to attract the pupils’ interest since i do not include the ordinary cartoon animal pictures but i had put the cartoon picture of characters in movies. for example, for the lion picture, i had included the picture of "Alex" which was the main lion character in the movie "Madagascar". this will grab the pupil’s attention and trigger their interest to watch the video more. As for the real picture, i had included the real picture together with the cartoon character during the activity session and the real pictures are provided together in the video kid as teaching aids.Teacher will ask several pupils to paste the real picture on the board so that every one in class will be able to see it.
secondly, there was a comment saying that, i had use inappropriate colour fill for the dialogue box in the video. As for me, the colour red as the fill colour and black colour for the font was not really a problem. it is because, for me, the dialogues in the dialogue box were clear enough to be read by the viewer since i had use a very bright colour of red as the fill colour. In my opinion, this issue is quit subjective since different people has different views about the colour. so, i decided not to change the clolour sonce for me, the dialogues boxes as well as the dialogues were clear enough to be seen by the viewers