Assessment during the Integration of Lesson Study in Microteaching among Pre-service Teachers

Zanaton H Iksan, Siti NorAishah Mohd Nor

Abstract


Lesson Study is an approach used for critical analysis during the teaching and learning process. The effectiveness of this approach was proven when the Ministry of Education implemented it by stages in schools. This approach was also used to enhance the development process in the teaching profession. In conjunction with this, the science program students from the Faculty of Education were also given early exposure to Lesson Study. This approach was applied by integrating it in the teaching methods through simulated microteaching. Thus, the purpose of this study was to observe the assessment process in microteaching, which integrated with the approach of Lesson Study. This study was carried out in the Chemical Teaching Methods Course in the Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). It focused on how the pre-service teachers assessed the elements in microteaching. A total of 27 pre-service teachers were involved in the qualitative study. This study was carried out in one 14-weeks semester. This study involved the collection and qualitative analysis of data. Data sources were derived from observation, interviews, written reports by pre-service teachers, audio recordings (mp3), and video that was transcribed verbatim. Triangulation was done on each of the data sources. The findings showed that, through Lesson Study in microteaching, pre-service teachers were able to construct skills in doing assessment based on the lesson plan, teaching approach, and students’ behaviour. Findings from this study had a positive impact on the pre-service teachers in making assessments. This is due to the fact that the microteaching of Lesson Study allowed the pre-service teachers to construct their skills in doing assessments during the lessons. The construction of these skills is important because of the school-based assessment that focuses on the assessment process is being implemented in the school curriculum in Malaysia. Hence, the construction of skills to assess the entire lesson process is very significant for the pre-service teachers.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/ass.v9n16p112

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