Reflections on a School Teaching: An Exemplary Teaching about Primary Productivity & Energy Flow in Natural Ecosystems
- Maria Kalathaki
The research has been carried out in the material that Biologist teacher have prepared for the students and teachers, focusing mostly on the sub-query of teacher’s self-assessment, since teacher had written a self-assessment, a reflection, upon differentiation points from an ordinary teaching, with a structured way. This paper searches on the reflections on a school exemplary teaching of Biology about primary productivity & energy flow in natural ecosystems.
Graduated students of Lyceum were asked to answer a questionnaire on how they felt during the lesson and how they assessed themselves toward the teaching, in relation to the content taught, the methodology followed, their performance and the degree of involvement with a students’ Evaluation Sheet.
In a self-assessment process, the teacher asked to reflect where this exemplary teaching is differentiated from the ordinary. A content analysis was held in the material that Biologist teacher had prepared to satisfy the demands of the exemplary teaching. This material was given to the students in the beginning of the teaching, consisted of a multipage printed document with the flow diagram, the worksheet, the parallel texts for home study and the self-evaluation sheet.
The statistical analysis of the replies of the Students’ Evaluation Sheet revealed the feeling of pleasure experienced by students and success of teacher. All data, when analyzed carefully, enables teacher’s self-assessment for further improvement.
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