Review the “Student Personal Educational Goal Setting Form” to complete this assignment.
Modeling and guiding students through the goal setting process can be a time consuming, but extremely valuable experience. The deeper the understanding that students have, and the more practice they get, the more natural goal setting and self-assessment will become.
Part 1: Educational Goals
For this field experience, you will be working in the same classroom setting as in Clinical Field Experience A. Observe a math or English language arts lesson and identify the learning objectives delivered during instruction.
Following your observation, work with your mentor teacher to identify a small group of 2-3 students. Guide them through the process of setting educational goals directly related to the learning objectives identified in the lesson.
Have a discussion with the students about their understanding of the learning objectives. Use the “Student Personal Educational Goal Setting Form” to guide each student independently to set educational goals from the learning objectives. Reflect with students individually through this process, guiding them to formulate their own educational goals. Complete a “Student Personal Educational Goal Setting Form” for each student in your small group.
Use any remaining field experience hours to assist the mentor teacher in providing instruction and support to the class.
Part 2: Reflection
In 250-500 words, summarize and reflect upon your experience guiding the students through setting their personal education goals.
How does this process foster student ownership and independence in their own learning?
What is the correlation between creating personal education goals and self-directed learning?
How can you use this process in your future professional practice?
Submit the “Student Personal Educational Goal Setting Form” and reflection as one deliverable.