An Introduction to Classroom Observation (Classic Edition) by Ted Wragg

By Ted Wragg

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Categories might include ‘pupil makes hypothesis or speculates’, ‘teacher asks about findings’ or ‘pupil formulates scientific law or proposition’. The focus might be on what the pupils do, what the teacher does, or both. For example, there might be a category split into three options: ‘Summary by teacher/pupil (s)/both’. 2 Science investigation lesson 4 4a 6 6a 8 8a 9 9a Teacher asks question in English Teacher asks question in the foreign language Teacher gives command in English Teacher gives command in the foreign language Pupil answers in English Pupil answers in the foreign language Pupil asks question in English Pupil asks question in the foreign language Physical education An observer might want to see how active different children are in physical education lessons.

T H E U S E O F Q U A N T I TAT I V E M E T H O D S Sociological The roles people play, norms, codes, the effects of social background, status, power. All of these aspects of classroom life can also be studied by qualitative methods, and indeed have been, especially such matters as relationships, emotional tone, the use or misuse of power, status. However, this chapter will concentrate on attempts to quantify what is witnessed, a matter which raises interesting philosophical and ideological issues.

Natural sampling Given the problems of choosing a fixed time period in advance, some observers prefer to respond to natural units in which something interesting occurs. Thus if the teacher begins the lesson with a three minute explanation of what is going to happen in that lesson, goes on to twenty minutes of practical work, brings the whole class together again for four minutes to check out what they have learned, and finally asks the pupils to clear away for two minutes before moving on to another activity, then those would be the observer’s sampling units, as they reflect the actual periods of time in which specific activities took place.

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