of a NEMP marker
in Dunedin after spending 2 wonderful weeks in the S.Island
sightseeing down the W.Coast & sampling Marlborough wines!
Booked into a motel minutes away from the marking venue so the
family had the car.
Monday 8.30 am 60+
teachers assembled - half to mark information skills, half maths.
Clear briefing & we all sat down at our small video monitors
to mark the first group.
10.00 am Morning
tea and a chance to get aquainted with other teachers from all
around the country along with a few locals... Back to work marking
the next box of tapes.
12.30 pm pack up
- marking not difficult but it does require concentration -
ready to stop at 12.30 pm to - explore the fascinations of Dunedin
& surrounds - Olveston, Larnach Castle, Speights Brewery,
Royal Albatross Centre, Taieri Gorge Railway, museums, art galleries,
shops, wonderful cheap cafes, etc....
marking was fascinating because it...
effect of questioning techniques on quality of feedback
given by the students.
the importance of relevant meaningful tasks.
- provided a
chance to view on video the strategies children use in performing
tasks and the impact teachers & other students can have.
- minty moments
that can only be caught on video - hysterics at some of
the things the kids did and said.
the difference that the teacher administrators made when...
students for group discussions and how this could enhance
or inhibit interaction.
- the timing
and phrasing of questions allowed students to demonstrate
their knowledge without leading or narrowing their thinking.
- providing time
for students to think before answering - effect on the quality
of information given.
because it provided...
Back again next
- an opportunity
to focus on one curriculum area
of one’s own learning & teaching strategies
- excellent models
of learning tasks & activities across the curriculum
that could be adapted for one’s own classroom, school.
- a school-wide
model to establish consensus & consistency in evaluation.
- the chance
to debate, discuss & clarify one’s own curriculum knowledge.
- it’s a
great way to meet other teachers and to enhance your curriculum
knowledge while having a holiday at the same time.