Ask participants to get into groups of four. Give each member one paper A, B, C, or D. In group participants read their information and fill in missining information. After finished, let participants know that projects requires different roles for teachers at different times. Hand out 'Teachers' role in project work' sheet, one per group, and ask them to decide how often they would use the different roles. After deciding each group could report back on their ideas.

 

A

Traditional Teaching

Project Work Facilitating

Teacher's Role

An authority giving knowledge to students.

 

 

Student's Role

Teacher – Student relationship

Knowledge

Multidiscipline, using both objective and subjective sources, scientific and traditional (Thai) knowledge.

                                       B

Traditional Teaching

Project Work Facilitating

Teacher's Role

A project organizer and resource person working in collaboration with students, school and local business.

Student's Role

Teacher – Student relationship

Knowledge

Objective and usually existing in books. Emphasis on core subjects.

 

 

                                       C

Traditional Teaching

Project Work Facilitating

Teacher's Role

Student's Role

A receiver of knowledge, motivated to achieve marks or academic accreditation.

 

Teacher – Student relationship

Shared responsibility, with teacher acting as coordinator, in negotiation with students.

Knowledge

                                       D

Traditional Teaching

Project Work Facilitating

Teacher's Role

Student's Role

An active project leader, using own experiences and available knowledge. Motivated to achieve successful project conclusion.

Teacher – Student relationship

Teacher is authority that directs and controls relationship, imposing learning on student.

Knowledge

 

Teacher's Role in Project Work

Role

Description

Rate

1. Participant

Is free to express ideas, opinions, and feelings just like any other member of the group.

2. Opposition

Tries to stimulate participation by deliberately taking oppositional stances.

3. Neutral Facilitator

Chairs the discussion by organizing and facilitating pupil's and by maintaining rules and limits. Does not express personal viewpoint. Does not give positive or negative feedback after pupil's contributions.

4. Instructor

Explains and clarifies important information and ideas. Asks task questions to check understanding. Gives positive and negative feedback after pupil's contributions.

5. Committed Instructor

Uses instructor's role to say own viewpoint on controversial issues.

6. Interviewer

Questions individuals to elicit their ideas, feelings, and opinions.

7. Observer

Observes the pupils during their discussion, but does not intervene.

8. Absent Leader

Withdraws from the group after initial organization of work. (Is available if needed)

9. Other?

How often would you use each of the roles?

0 = never, 1 = rarely, 2 = occasionally, 3 = often, 4 = most of the time, 5 = always

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