The three authors in collaboration with six chemistry teachers of Pedro Felix Memorial National High School, conducted NISMED’s first Lesson Study during the school year 2003- 2004. Each of the chemistry teachers selected a study lesson for implementation during the period bringing to a total of 6 developed chemistry lesson plans as outputs. There was a follow up interview of the teachers in October of the next school year. Read the rest of this entry »
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UP NISMED’s Initial Experience with Lesson Study: Improving Teacher Effectiveness in High School Chemistry
Using Students’ Preferred Language to Engage them Actively in Learning About How Fast Solids Dissolve in Water
Carlo, a third year student, asked his chemistry teacher before giving his answer during a classroom discussion.
Science teachers, more often than not, would reluctantly allow students to answer in their preferred language and then proceed with the lesson using the prescribed medium of instruction which is English.
But what happens when three secondary chemistry teachers allowed their students to use the students’ preferred language in the classroom? Read the rest of this entry »