Follow Up

I just had to add this to the Confidence post…

In a recent article by an outgoing University head this has been discussed and while fresh in my mind highlighted the importance of the relationship between student and facilitator/lecturer/teacher, something that is not easily done on-line though not impossible. The formative assessment of the student, to gauge the amount of attention that may be needed to fill the gaps in personal skills and confidence. The bond between education, guild knowledge and confidence in tackling problem solving situations, decision making and action in our building/construction working world.


The discussion of fear and commitment that occurred after identifying the situation with this student was one not experienced formally by either of us. May be experienced by me but not accepted as the cause of such reluctance to act or proceed with a task by a student. The realisation of this has lead to an adjustment of attitude and practise, that I am grateful for as it will mean time spent assessing formatively which will help ease this lack of confidence in me and students/ tradespeople in the future. It will also change my session plans to avoid this gap in skills in future students and their trade workplaces and careers.

About wallandceiling

I currently design, create and administer over 180 Moodle online courses as part of a project in tafeSA with the BJIT Business Services Team. This project has highlighted a need for training in Moodle and how to implement and maintain courses online. I have been a lecturer in Wall & Ceiling Lining (Drywall for Americans) in Adelaide South Australia involved in the CPSISC validation of the CPC08 National Training packages and the CBA Program to build capacity in assessment through the use of Action Learning and Assessment for Learning principles.
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