Qualified High School Teacher in English Subjects
Tutoring Experience :
Taught students Informational Technology at Evolution Computer Training Centre
Taught English,Mathematics and IT to students at Kisumu Boys High School Kisumu Kenya
Taught English,Mathematics and Art and Design to students at Sigalame High School Kenya.
Taught English,Economics and Information Technology to Students at St Josephs Secondary School.
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Teaching Style :
(a) Key Issues:
How do tutors stimulate students to develop a 'feel' for a Material and a mental picture of how a Material behaves? What teaching and learning innovations help address the changing skills base of University students?
It is very important that tutors help students gain an appreciation of Materials, especially when they don't get to feel the Materials
Tutors should ensure that there is an adequate balance of theory and practice, and that students see subject relevance
Tutors need to carefully consider assessment to make sure that Materials is not assessed by memory-only exam-style questions, which can be the case for relatively less mathematical subjects.Even in the first year concept-based questions are necessary
(b) Implementing an innovation - the case for PBL (Problem Based Learning):
PBL involves students working in teams on case studies in which realistic industrial problems are solved, the aim being:
to integrate knowledge and skills (multidisciplinary)
to acquire knowledge through self-study (learning to learn)
to teach students to work in groups
to improve transferable skills
to improve problem solving ability
Every student is part of a small team (of approx six), supervised by a tutor.
Important that the tutor does not impose their own knowledge and standards on the students, but instead helps them to find their own way in solving the case study
Since students work in small teams and only individually cover one aspect of the problem, tutors need to ensure individual students learn all topics in the case study. This can be achieved by:
Having a case study mark (individual and group), but also have an exam that covers all case studies
Students submitting an individual report on part of the problem, but the group combining reports and each student having to write an abstract, introduction and conclusions
Important for tutors to ensure that all students contribute and learn all skills.
Rotate the chair and minute-taker roles that students adopt in weekly team meetings
Ensure a balance of students in each team; i.e. natural leaders, team workers, etc.
Baillie, C.A. (1999) Learning to Learn (Imperial College London).
Baillie, C.A. and Grimes, R. (1999) Peer tutoring in Crystallography, European Journal of Engineering Education 24 (2) p173.
Dewulf, S. and Baillie, C.A. (1999) CASE: Creativity in Art, Science and Engineering, (DfEE, London).
Jaques, D. (2000) Learning in Groups (Kogan Page, London).
Magin, D. and Churches, A. (1995) Peer tutoring in engineering design: a case study, Studies in Higher Education 20 (1) p 73-85.
Marton, F. and Booth, S. (1997) Learning and Awareness, (Lawrence Erlbaum Association, New Jersey, USA).
Parker, V. (1999) Thinking about disability access to HE, New Academic 8 (2) p19-21.
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