Final Assessment Report
After having concluded my Kindergarten practicum period at Aberdare College, I will now
analyze an...
Kindergarten practicum
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Kindergarten practicum

Final Assessment Report
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. Final Assessment Report After having concluded my Kindergarten practicum period at Aberdare College, I will now analyze and share some conclusions about myself and my actions as a teacher following the Four Dimensions of Reflective Learning by Karen Barnstable. Thinking Back Revisiting the entire experience, I can now confirm that basing my planning and lesson on the Communicative approach and following the Presentation-Practice-Production procedure, was totally appropriate and effective for young learners. Focusing always on communication, I was able to create a contented atmosphere where children felt secure, confident and eager to participate throughout all of the lessons.Students identified and used the new vocabulary as well as they could incorporate the new structures learnt. The original aim of this project was for this group of very young children to learn while having fun, and it was achieved. The use of unreal and real objects and materials combined with songs, stories and games was the correct choice so as to called children’s attention and motivate them as well. Sharing some lessons a classroom with these young learners was quiet an enriching experience. I got to actually realize how short their concentration period is and so, how important itis to change the activities and tasks rather often. As a consequence, it is crucial to have strategies so as to regain the climax or atmosphere every now and then. Thinking Forward and Inward Reflecting on my performance and how students reacted and answered to my lessons, I can say that working with young learners involves a lot of physical effort but it is really gratifying. If I had the chance to develop this practice again, I would not change anything from the lesson plan. Students reacted very enthusiastically to all of the activities and materials. I would change some acts and decisions I made. For example, I could realize that sometimes I went a bit too fast, mostly while speaking or explaining an activity. I must always bear in mind that they are young learners with a very elementary level of English; so slowing down and accompany my words with gestures becomes crucial. Overall, I enjoyed and had fun while teaching. I feel really satisfied with my performance; so much that I seriously consider working as a kindergarten teacher in a short time. Thinking Outward As regards the world that surrounds us, I believe that it is important to mention that in Argentina there has always been issues as regards education. Today, in particular, unevenness and inequality are characteristics that define society and education. There is a great difference between private and public schools and kindergartens. Education is supposed to be for everyone no matter race, social status or religion. We want to reduce the gap between individuals so I think that we must teach our kids and students the importance of education as well as how important is to be different from each other. Because sharing with someone that is different from us, inspires us as persons. Comentado [R1]: Do you mean that learners were able to use the structures to convey meaning?  Comentado [R2]: Which ones? Comentado [R3]: Great discovery, Clara!! The recordings showed you etablised very good rapport with the learners.  Comentado [R4]: How would this gap be bridged? What about the feedback you received from the course teacher and your tutor? How did they help you develop your teaching practice? Take these views and comments into account when reflecting upon your next practicum periods. Way to go! Cecilia