Monday, September 19, 2011

EDU 255 Chapter 1 Questions

1.      What is meant by the idea that teaching is a goal-oriented activity?

 The idea that teaching is a goal-oriented activity implies that the teacher designs a process in which a goal is supplied regarding what the student will learn. If the goal is not met then the student did not learn the proper material.

5.   Why is the movement task- student response unit of analysis so important in physical education?

The movement task – student response unit of analysis is extremely important in physical education because it sets up process in which teachers can observe, help, and assess students on the task that is trying to be achieved. It also gives teachers the ability to redesign the task once the task is completed properly or the students are having trouble completing the task. The ability to observe the students response to one significant task allows teachers to concentrate on what problems have to be worked out to help that student reach his/her goal.

7.   What is the relationship between teaching functions and teaching skills? List two teaching functions teachers must perform, and describe two alternative behaviors teachers can choose to perform these functions.

Teaching functions and teaching skills are relative to each other because a teacher’s responsibilities are influenced by the proper teaching functions established in a classroom and the skills are a teacher’s tool that helps achieve responsibilities. Teaching functions include being able to demonstrate, analyze, and most importantly teach but without teaching skills none of those are possible. An example would be getting kids to listen and have them quiet. Phrases like "criss-cross apple sauce" or clap three times if you can hear me help teachers get the students attention. All of these skills enable us to teach more proficiently which in the end results in the students being successful.

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