Fall.2010.Week 4. Part 11. Inquiry and journal

Fall.2010.Week 4. Part 11. Inquiry and journal - BLE 407...

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BLE 407 Week 4
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Today’s Focus: Second Language Acquisition – Theories and Inquiry Projects – Observation Note Journals & Interviewing
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Inquiry What is Inquiry? What conditions promote Inquiry? What did you take from the Short & Burke reading about inquiry?
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Your Inquiry Project Form Research Groups 3 – 5 people per group. Brainstorm and write down questions you have for your research & learning about ELL students this semester – What do you want to know/learn? Keep your questions for further discussion later.
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Two-Part Observation Note Journal
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Start with… Observation Journals Done weekly 8 entries by the end of class
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Observation Journals observations will be a large source of data for your research questions focus your entries on ideas that relate to your focus of study (environment, curriculum or a student) one thoughtful entry per week 2/3 pure observations 1/3 reflections/thoughts
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on a student : Observe the child that you work with in both informal and formal settings. Include detailed descriptions that speak to what your student is doing. You should look for how your student is interacting in the setting, how s/he is learning in the setting, if s/he is comfortable, Etc.
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on the curriculum : Observe what the students are required to do how they are assessed what the pace of the class is like Do they work in small groups or whole groups? Is there time to revisit/clarify ideas? Etc.
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on the environment : Observe how comfortable students are in the class – and how do you know? What are the relationships between teacher and students like? Do students interact and get along? Do students take risks? Affective/effective environment
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Observation Note Journals Field Notes: What to Observe The physical setting The participants (focus on the child) Activities and interactions Conversation Subtle factors Your own behavior
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Two-Part Observation Notes 1 st Part - “In the Midst”
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2011 for the course BLE 407 taught by Professor Grijalva during the Spring '11 term at ASU.

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Fall.2010.Week 4. Part 11. Inquiry and journal - BLE 407...

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