Basic Education Core Curriculum is used by PSRU Demonstration School. Nevertheless, the teacher told me that every school develop their own curriculum based on the students needed. Therefore, there will be quite different for every school.
Teaching plan related to your major
Teaching plan which I used in PSRU demonstration school is AFS Teaching Plan. Actually, it is not quite different with my own teaching plan when I got in Teaching English for Young Learner (TEYL) class. Therefore, I can understand it, but I get difficulties how to set the class because they are young learner and I have less experience for teaching your learner. But then, my cooperating teacher helped me and gave some suggestion about my teaching plan. Then, she also gave me suggestion to make some media to deliver the material.
After doing the observation, I understand about how the teacher
tried to make the students understand by using fun way. The teacher made game
before going to the material. Then the most important is introduce the vocabulary
because we know that English is as a foreign language which means a lot of them
don’t speak English in their home. By introducing the vocabulary, teacher can
use English language for the whole class and make them enjoy with that.
The other hand, how the teacher gives a simple reward for them. The English class is in the different room, so teacher made the class being 6 large group for 40 students. Teacher gave a group score if they do something appropriately or even just because of their attitude. But this score is not directly count in their real score, it is only the way to control the students. I do learn about how to appreciate their effort and motivate them to learn English more.
Their learning materials and innovation
The teacher said that she developed the material, so the teacher doesn’t depend on the text book. It will make the students bored if she teaches depend on the textbook. The teacher develops the material and she makes the own worksheet for every material. The effect is the students will also think that they can play while learn something. A lot of worksheet is consist of some pictures which the students can color it by themselves. Therefore, they will enjoy the class and understand the material.
Sources of learning and technology used by the teachers
teacher also used some properties like picture which stick on the whiteboard,
video, and other property. this properties were not only for warming up but
also they were used as a main to teach the students about the material.
Therefore, the properties would help the students to increase the vocabulary
and to remember it while the repetition.
The teacher made 6 group in every class is part of how to control and make the students understand. this way would make the smart students to help another students in group for learning the material. On another hand, this way will make the students easily to understand while seeing what their friends do in the group.
Authentic assessment used by the teachers
At first teacher used worksheet, final test, and the
activeness of the student in the classroom. Even, the worksheet is only for
practice but teacher also can know about how far the students understand or if
in the worksheet they still have lower score, teacher will give them remedial
to help them understand about the material.
The assessment is about what they have talked about in the
class. Then, worksheet will help students to learn about last material because
it will stick on their books. The other one, the assessment can be vocabulary
test. This test seems like review about their vocabulary during this class.
Meeting room of PSRU Demontration School, When we got school orientation.
Pibulsongkram Rhajabat University Demonstration School is school which since 2004 The king of Thailand changed the name of school became Pibulsongkram Rhajabat University Demonstration School. Then, since 2008 PSRU allocated the budget to construct the building in PSRU Demonstration school. The building consists of 2, there are elementary building and primary building. The vision itself it “to provide education in accordance with learning development and learn with fun.”
2. Academic support system
PSRU Demonstration School provide some facilities for the students:.
In this library the students don’t only read a book but also can play some mathematics game or access an internet learning. Therefore, the students can play and learn at the same time. The right side of the library, there is a stage which can used for teaching and learning process.
In this school there is an
indoor place which the students can play badminton or other sport. On the other
hand, there is a yard whom the students can play football.
PSRU Demonstration School has cooking class which the students can practice to make some kind of dessert or other dishes. Therefore, they have life skill to survive in the future. The teacher chose simple dishes to make students easily to do it in their home.
The other facility is CCTV to monitor their children in the school. It makes the parent easily to know what their children do during the class or to know what is their children respond during the class.
3. Teaching system
This school used moving class. Therefore, one of two subjects are in the same class for the example is English Class. 4th grade until 6th grade use in 1st floor, so teacher can decorate and prepare many stuffs over there. Then, for 2nd grade and 3rd grade, there is class in 3rd floor or I can say the same floor with their original class. Then for 1st grade, the students learn in their own class for all of subject. Some teacher used their own worksheet to make the students more interesting about the material.
4. Materials and other learning sources
subjects are English, Math, Science, Thai Language, History, Social, Sport,
Computer, and life skill Class. Teachers do not use a book for practice but
some of them also create their own worksheet. All of class has LED TV for
showing PPT or video during teaching and learning process. Some of them make
real learning by command the students to bring fish with the water.
The students have several books like the real book for learning, notebook for their own worksheet, and practice book. Therefore, they will easier to learn about that material.
5. Measurement and evaluation system
The evaluation of PSRU Demonstration School is used test, worksheet, and how the students act during teaching and learning process. The test is for final examination only, but worksheet is given every meeting. Therefore, students can learn from their home, because the students have exercise book and they leave the book in the school. The other hand, teacher also asses how student’s respond during the process teaching and learning.
PSRU Demonstration school used Basic Education Core Curriculum from the government but PSRU Demonstration School develops curriculum depends on the students need. Therefore, this school will have different things from the other school.
7. Teaching plan
teaching plan, first we have discussion with the teacher about which the
teaching plan we will used. Then, we used an AFS teaching plan format.
Actually, the lesson plan is quite same with my own English teaching plan. It is
not quite different; it is simple and easy to understand.