Unit 3: Analyze data and teaching strategies

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Objects of Unit 3

At the end of Unit 3, learners will be able to:

1. Analyse the data from the formative assessment and identify what problems is existing in the course.

2. Based on the information from the formative assessment, implement the appropriate strategies to adjust the current teaching.


How to analyse the data and prediction of possible problems

● Please watch this video and learn how to analyse the data for your formative assessment. PLCs at Work: Analyzing and Using Formative Assessment Data


● The prediction of possible problems in teaching Chinese as a second language classroom

1. Students don't take self-assessment seriously, so the information teachers get is inaccurate.

2. Students don't take peers-assessment seriously and think it is a waste of study time.

3. There are fewer challenges for students and no motivation to stimulate students.

4. The tasks assigned for students are harder, and students must take much efforts to accomplish.

5. Some students feel tasks easy, while others feel tasks difficult. The development of students is uneven.

6. Formative assessment has not been seen as valuable by students in a short period of time, and students feel that formative assessment has no effect on learning outcomes.


Strategies for the possible problem

● Watch this video and acquire knowledge about the tips on implementing formative assessment from the perspective of general field. 3 Tips for Great Formative Assessment


● Some strategies specially for teaching Chinese as a second language.

language aptitude is a multidimensional phenomenon, not binary or categorical, teachers do have some room for action!

1. Let the students who have a tiny gap between their language proficiency practice oral tasks together and attend peers-assessments.

2. Let the students who have a big gap between their language proficiency communicate the learning strategies in English or other common language.

3. Analyse the learners' individual characteristics. Stregaties.GIF


Tasks of Unit 3

Please answer the following questions:

1. Based on the data, please analyse your learners' individual characteristics from the perspective of memory and analytical skills.

2. Try to change your current teaching design and objectives, and analyze the specific difficulties and advantages of formative assessment when you implementing it.


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