Does the observation match with their discussion about philosophy? Why or why not?

Does the observation match with their discussion about philosophy? Why or why not?
Observations of Adult Educators This is the class component that requires you to go out into the field. In order to understand teaching, you must observe and reflect on the actual practice. The best-laid teaching plans can be completely changed when adding students, classrooms, equipment, and the other parts of reality. This assignment requires that you talk with and observe two practitioners from different segments of adult education. Be sure to plan your visits in advance and get permission to observe and interview the instructors. Seek educators from different areas of adult education, such as continuing professional education (medical, law, engineering, or other professions), literacy (ABE or ESL), community educators, military, religious, labor unions, higher education, or others. You may want to interview and observe someone in your own field as well as others in fields that you are not as familiar with. If you cant think of people to observe, inquire with others in your group or in the larger class. This program touches many aspects of adult education, and the connections of people in class will expand your network. If you choose to, you may partner with someone else in the class to do your observations. The papers, however, should be completed individually. Before observing each educator, interview them about their philosophy of teaching and how they apply it in their practice. Draw on your own experience of writing your philosophy to develop questions for the educators. Have a prepared list of questions ready before the interview. Include these questions/answers in an appendix of your final paper. Observe them in their own setting when teaching. What do you see? What is the teacher doing? How are the learners responding? How is the room arranged? What are the instructors objectives? What are the students objectives? How is the material being presented? What is the material and how is it related to the context? Does the observation match with their discussion about philosophy? Why or why not? Take notes about your observations. Following the observation sit with the educators and recap the lesson. Ask about how the lesson reflects on or was different from their philosophy. Ask any follow up questions. Write a narrative critique/case study of each teaching scenario you observed, (3-4 pages max per observation). Be descriptive and include information from the interviews and your observations. Comment about how the context affects their philosophy and their approach in their teaching. What assumptions did they hold about teaching and learning? How were these assumptions demonstrated? What did you learn from each educator and their context? 2 Then write an overall summary incorporating both observations/interviews and the lessons you learned from each teacher and context. Connect these lessons with your personal philosophy of teaching. How are you going to use what you have learned in your own teaching? (7-9 pages total of both observations minimum of 3.5 pages each excluding coversheet that meets APA requirements and Appendix include questions asked in interview with educators; students can submit more pages but not less than required). Double-spaced, size 12 font, and free of spelling/grammatical errors see grading rubric in syllabus. Some additional observations to consider: 1. Describe the physical learning environment; a. Was the environment conducive to learning? b. Adequately lit? c. Comfortable chairs? Tables? d. Too hot, too cold? 2. Who were the learners? 3. Who was the instructor? What were his/her credentials? Why was she/he teaching this class? 4. What was the instructors objective? 5. What are the students objectives? 6. What was the demeanor of the instructor? The students? Did the students become restless and did the instructor notice? How did he/she deal with the situation? 7. How was the material presented? In other words, did the instructor do all the talking or was there a climate of sharing? 8. How would you have done things differently? 9. Why (justify your reasons)? 10. How will this exercise change the way you teach or work with others?

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