TEACHER OBSERVATION TASK 7:
WHOLE LEARNER MATERIALS
Before the lesson
- read through Stevick's criteria again
During the lesson
- observe the lesson from the perspective of Stevick's criteria
- make notes about the materials used during the lesson under the headings in the chart below:
Your observations of the materials
|The language of the materials|
|'Reality' as reflected by the materials|
|Appeal to the learner's 'affect'|
|Scope for choice/disagreement|
|Quality of students' interaction|
|Safety of the learning environment|
After the lesson
- evaluate the lesson in terms of the six criteria that Stevick puts forward.
Specifically, to what extent:
a) was the material expressed in 'real' language?
b) was external reality fairly reflected?
c) was the affective side of the learner catered for?
d) was there a choice-generated basis for disagreement?
e) was student interaction non-perfunctory?
f) did the material contribute to a 'safe environment'?
When you have completed this seventh observation task, move onto Observation Task 8.