The information here is meant to provide an overview of the different tasks that you have to complete for QED 523.
For the assessable components, your respective tutors will go through them in greater detail when they meet you for the first face-to-face session.
There are FOUR
components to the assessment:
- Pre-Team Presentation
presentation team will prepare a draft of the lesson plan for the proposed
presentation – including the handouts/documents/samples to be used.
presentation team is expected to come to the consultation session prepared with
what they plan to present in their tutorial group. The role of the tutor is to
provide feedback and constructive advice on how the proposed presentation can
- Team Presentation
presentation team will hand a hard copy of the confirmed lesson plan, including
necessary handouts/documents for the tutorial session’s presentation by the
team, to the tutor.
presentation team will hand a hard copy of the assessment form to their tutor
and to each of the audience members. The tutor will collect the completed
assessment forms from the audience members at the end of the presentation.
- The tutor
will conduct a short debrief session with the presentation team after their
presentation, in which he/she will provide them with overall feedback, as well
as feedback from the audience members. The tutor will not disclose individual
scores awarded by audience members or the score that he/she has awarded the
presentation group. However, the tutor may read out written comments provided
by audience members.
- The tutor
will take the audience ratings into consideration vis-à-vis his/her own ratings
of the presentation group when devising the final score for the presentation team.
- Individual tutorial group
student is expected to be an active participant in their tutorial group, and
constructively contribute to discussions.
on MC will have their class participation points somewhat compromised.
- One Individual Essay (IE)
- For the
individual essay, the student will choose to discuss ONE out of two questions.
- The essay
should be about 1,500 words long.
student’s essay must be submitted
through Safe Assignment on Blackboard
to verify low (below 30% is desired) or no plagiarized content. Students
are to print out the first page results from Safe Assignment for hardcopy
submission to the tutor.
- The hard copy of the essay AND cover page from
Safe Assignment must be submitted at the beginning of the last tutorial session.
- Tutors may
let students know their letter grades for marked essays but not the raw scores.
- Late submissions will NOT be entertained.
In addition to the four assessment
components described above, you are highly encouraged to do the following
The Graduand Teacher Competencies Framework (GTCF) provides a
holistic integration of the revised V3SK model (i.e. Values, Skills and
Knowledge of the 21st Century teacher) and MOE’s competencies
framework of beginning teachers as expounded in the Enhanced Performance
Management System (EPMS).
Choose ONE core competency from EACH of the following dimensions
- Professional Practice
- Leadership and Management
- Personal Effectiveness
From readings, tutorial
discussions and presentations conducted across all the QED 523 topics, collate
ideas and strategies of what beginning teachers need to consider and practice
in order to develop the selected THREE core competencies. You are encouraged to
start collecting relevant artifacts (e.g. YouTube videos, PowerPoint slides,
newspaper clippings) from various sources used in the module and to consolidate
the information into a final product. These learning artifacts can be
represented in a variety of forms such as a mind map, visual montage,
slides presentation or video.
Reflect on your personal
development of these THREE identified competencies as you train to become a
teacher. For example, what do these competencies mean to you? Why do you think
these competencies are important and how do you see yourself developing in
them? Are there specific challenges that you face as you seek to develop
these competencies? Capture personal reflections such as these in a 800-word to 1,000-word blog post that is to be completed at the end of the course.
Upload both products onto your personal NIe-Folio, and invite your tutor to view them.