I am here, in the PotCert, to learn, to learn a lot, because I have no experience teaching. It is really a very good experience to read the peers week 2 posts, and the tools provided are really a good start. I took some of your experience to think about it. I will give some months classes during my MA this academic year, but not yet. So let’s go to do a self-examination and check what I would do. I found some contradictions between my thoughts, by answering the questionaire, and the results I thought I would have.
The title is each holding a part (of the knowledge). This is what I thing it should work. Every one sharing their knowledge to do a unit. But after filling the questionnaire and watching the Lisa’s video I saw some contradictions, because my answers didn’t fit with it.
Assessment myself, this is what I am doing beginning of week 2 of the Pot Cert proposal. To fill in a questionnaire and to evaluate the results. So simple? Not when the obtained results are not what you think you should have. This make moving your head from one side to the other, checking the questionnaire and the answers to ensure everything is right. And the result remain equal. You are on the right side of the line. This is not bad or good itself, the problem is when you think you are in the left side/middle and you confirmed you are in the right.
Howsoever I am not actually a teacher, so this is not only to see what kind of teacher I am, better is what kind of teacher I would be. So, really, I am starting from the beginning and I can improve to the best proposal, if there is a best proposal, of course.
Talking about my matter, philosophy, I think that the best is to be at the right side, that means providing a big amount of content to the students but, after some reflection about the drawings Lisa linked, I think there is good a second step where the students could take part of the teacher’s role and produce and drive the class and the materials, and introduce discussions in the class. So probably I would move to a combination of lectures and discussions. Then there are several proposals for the activities I am sure I will reflect about. But the main thing is that I would do a two step proposal, giving as much materials as possible, not only lectures but also videos and other internet material as a first; and a second step where the students were able to share their experiences and thoughts after attending all of these lectures.
So, I think correct would be a little bit more to the left than my 19. I saw I am very prescriptive, probably because my inexperience, and I think that I should be a little bit less and give more flexibility to the students with this second step. There was a very interesting reflection for me because, with this short questionnaire and drawing, I saw that I was thinking to do the same teaching I received in the university, and I always critiziced, and permit me to understand and see a different way of teaching.