Ways of improving teaching

Pupils in classroom PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Pupils in classroom PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

Home work and more formal tests and examinations inform teachers concerning the progress of their pupils in mastering course content, writes GRAHAME MCLEOD

TONOTA: If test results are poor in Mathematics, then teachers will need to explain why this is so and come up with ways of improving their teaching, for example, by giving remedial lessons or changing their methods of teaching. In Agriculture, pupils may grow vegetables in the school garden. From time to time, their teachers may assess their plots. Now, during one assessment, the teacher may find that the Swiss chard plants in most students’ plots have been spaced too far apart, say, 40cm, whilst the recommended spacing might be just 25cm.

So, clearly, the teacher has to take action! Although he may award many of his students a low mark for spacing of the crop, he must also consider what course of action he should follow in future when the next batch of pupils grow the same crop in the garden.

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