1. I will use role play: I will call for two students to volunteer to play two known roles in counselling session. The role of the counsellor and the role of a client. I would have given them resources to read for the skills required in establishing rapport(acceptance) in counselling. I will give the other students scoring sheet with scoring guidelines: Opening, greetings, acceptance and questioning skills. The other learners will assess how these skills are demonstrated during the session. Roles will be changed and students will be given opportunity to participate in any of their choice. I will provide feedback and summarize the session.
2. I will use Learning management system: I will upload my course on either google classroom or moodle. I will insert collaborative activities in the discussion forums, blogs and wikis. I will schedule live chats to provide additional learning supports to my students. I will share my link with the students and ask them to contribute to discussions and reply to at least 3 post.
I would make my own teaching interactive by using a powerpoint presentation and posing slides for students to discuss concepts to sharpen their understanding. Likewise I will offer motivation by creating value to class interaction where I grade students based on their participation in class.
I will make my teaching interactive by dividing the learners into groups and given them what to discuss on.For example, on mathematics, talking about properties of 2or 3 dimensional shapes.The learners are given different shapes and are instructed to find the properties of each shapes. Each of the group are ask to present their findings .This make members of the other groups to learn about the properties of the shapes they were not given.
I usually make my classes interactive by use of Think pair share method. In the online live sessions they normally use the chat forum. In the asynchronous case we use the discussion forums. We also use group discussions and presentations. I have also used role play and peer assessment especially in micro-teaching. The flipped classroom has worked for me. I have also used Case studies.
i will use learners group discussion by giving children appropriate tasks which will make each member of the group to work to an understanding. Questioning and answers is going to be the second method.
I engage the learners with online resources links that they can access in their own time and ask them to get ready to discuss the material in the next class. So the learners study at home and we have group interaction in the class afterwards.
I have always preferred to give tasks in groups and them learners are given an opportunity to present there work, usually, during these presentations, the class sits as a whole but i have always suspected it is ineffective. The example we have been given looks effective, with each group having a representative from other groups and hence with such small numbers, it is possible for group members to remain focused. Another error i have been making is the failure to break down my question into clear components and hence i would end up with a 'junk' of information. This will change moving forward.
Hello Nila, I think you are right. I have had the same experience with group presentations in the past, where the students are not really listening. When I changed the lesson to involve sending representatives to find out information from different groups it was more engaging and effective. I also agree it is very easy to ask too much in one question. I know I have sometimes done this too! I'm glad the task has helped you to plan some simple changes to make teaching more interactive.
Two ways I could make my class more interactive is by encouraging my students to bring in their prior knowledge of a subject through the use of questions. By asking some questions at the beginning of a lesson, one can actually get the students to open up and discuss their perspectives on the subject. Another way to make the class interactive, is to get the learners to demonstrate part of the lesson for about 10 mins.
Encouraging students to bring in their prior knowledge of a subject through the use of questions is a great idea.
We have used this technique in the course.
We have also used other strategies to enable you to bring your beliefs and knowledge about a topic to the surface. You may want to review them and reflect on how you could adapt (and adopt) these in your practice.
One of the way I will make my class more interactive is to find out about what students already know, I will encourage them to feel free in expressing their ideas and promote mutual respect among them.
the second way is to make students present their assigned tasks to smaller groups as highlighted in the case study. Although I have been involving my students in active learning process by assigning them task and having them make presentation to larger class but interacting with smaller group will promote their self-confidence, assume more responsibility and it will be more interactive
Thanks for sharing these ideas Mulikat. It will be great to give students the chance to discuss what they already know. I wonder if you have any thoughts on how you might stimulate this opportunity in your classes?
This can be done by in cooperating ICT in my teaching through creating groups and online discussion forums where the students are encouraged to contribute. This can be enhanced further by providing resources that students can read and work on assignments individually and in groups.