I thought I would just write a quick blog to update where I am up to with module 3.
Following a very productive meeting with my employer we have agreed a plan that will hopefully cause the least disruption to my dance classes. He is supportive of my inquiry and is satisfied that my intervention will not be to the detriment of the girls
9th November - Observation lesson. I have arranged for a teacher to carry out an observation of the lesson and make notes on my teaching styles and techniques prior to my intended intervention. The same teacher has agreed to observe my classes after 3 weeks of trialling my researched motivational strategies aimed at boys. I am looking forward to receiving feedback on my observation and will blog the findings.
At the start of the lesson I am going to explain briefly to the Students that I have an observer in the class who will be assessing my teaching skills and making notes during the warm-up session of the class. I am also going to inform them of the changes I will be making to the warm-up section of the class over the coming weeks and will ask for their help in evaluating these changes.
I have designed an evaluation form for the Student identifiable only by gender and age. I feel it is important that the Students feel involved and that their contribution is valued. evaluation form
Interviews with Teachers
I have identified several willing volunteers who have agreed to be videoed interviewed, I am just in the process of devising questions that will give me the most appropriate data for my inquiry. I am behind schedule with this part of my inquiry, but due to participants commitments I have to fit the interviews in around participants work schedules etc. This is an important part of my research so I will need to adjust my original plan to incorporate these interviews.
I am in the process of analysing all the literature I have collected. I am struggling with this part of my inquiry as I have so much information to process. I am reading through each piece and making notes on each article and its relevance to my inquiry.