Wednesday, September 16, 2009

...Concept Map Presentation...

For this week’s lecture, all the groups presented on the topic/theme that they have prepared for last week’s class. My group decided to work on Food Chain. We presented our power point to the whole class and explained to the class our concept and reason for choosing this topic. Based on what my group had presented, we decided to choose this topic and incorporating the use of technology for this topic is because it would be much easier if teachers were to use technology when it comes to teaching this topic. This is because; it is rather difficult for teachers to bring real animals to the classroom. Therefore, by using technology such as ICT web, teachers can introduce a wide variety of animals to the pupils. These animals would look very real and colourful at the same time. Pupils will seem to enjoy themselves when such technology is incorporated for this topic. Besides that, we also designed a concept map on our topic, food chain after the presentation was over. As mentioned earlier, food chain is the topic that my groups intend to prepare for the next coming assignment. It was very interesting to be able to design a concept map on food chain. I personally learned a lot as I designed a concept map on the topic. It was interesting I would say. I felt happy after presenting the concept map, our lecturer agreed on it and gave her comments on how we could improvise the concept map. This would be a very good attempt I would say.

Friday, September 11, 2009

8th week..

Sorry I could not write anything for last week as I did not attend class because I was not feeling well. Therefore,I could not update on last week's class. I was quite upset because I found out that En. Fauzi was not going to teach us anymore and that that week was his last week with us.I was upset because I did not attend class and did not have the chance to wish him goodbye and thank him for giving us all a wonderful learning experience. Well for this week, it was our new lecturer and I did learn a lot of new things. One of it was learning about Spice Instructional Design Theories or also known as ID. Apart from that there was an indept discussion I would say on both Behaviourist and Cognitivist theorist and its principle when it comes to teaching Science. Based on the exposure, I learn that the Behaviourist approach is a step by step manner as compared to Cognitivist whereby this theory is concerned with the internal processes.There is a task that we are required to do in our groups based on this weeks lecture. The task is to choose a science skill or knowledge that we would like to teach using ICT. Upon discussion with my groups, we have decided to teach 'FOOD CHAIN' using ICT. This task need to b completed by next week in power point and be presented. This weeks class was interesting as I learned alot on both the theorist as well as on the ID aspect. Thats all for this week..See you again next week..ADIOS! :)