ECT 300 EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY: What are some of the responsibilities of the teacher in interpretation for field study?

CHAPTER 7

 COMMUNITY LEARNING RESOURCES

7b ii). Identify some of the responsibilities of the teacher in interpretation for field study?

7.11 Responsibilities of the teacher interpretation for field study

The classroom teacher has a vital role to play in ensuring that community resources are put into effective use to provide relevant education. In particular, the teacher should:-Make a preliminary visit to the site. This is to enable him

  1. Make a preliminary visit to the site. This is to enable him to preview the learning environment and see whether the experience would make s/he achieve the set instructional objectives. This should be done well in advance. The hosts should be informed of the date, time and nature of the visit.
  2. If necessary with pupils examine maps, films, models or pictures before the trip. This may anticipate what is to be witnessed on the actual visit.
  3. If necessary invite a representative of the community or profession or service to be visited to come to class and explain some of the basic ideas about the process or services the pupils will see.
  4. Conduct preliminary discussion, his will assist learners to develop clear purposes and arouse their curiosity and interesting he trip
  5. Anticipate any possible learning problems and give clear cut and definite objectives to be achieved.
  6. Inform the parents of the proposed trip if this is a requirement.
  7. Arrange proper transportation for the pupils.
  8. If it is an extended tour (e.g. whole day) arrange for meals and adequate time for rest.
  9. If it is an extended tour (e.g. whole day) arrange for meals and adequate time for rest.

After the visit, the teacher must arrange for follow-up activities.

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