I am truly amazed on my adventure in EDS 113 which is Principles and Method of Assessment. I am a person who strives hard in learning a lot of things in life, let us just safely say, I still need to learn more and more about life. I’ve always believed that if there’s learning, there must be an assessment. I consider assessment as essential part of learning.
As I was reflecting on this course, Assessments should be objective and free from biases to maintain its credibility. It should be objective because these are used to measure or determine one’s learning or performance. Since assessments are also compared against a standard, learning objectives or goals, they need to be done systematically and therefore must be measurable.
Assessments would reveal how the person being “assessed” has learned the material or if he or she was able to perform what was expected of him or her. In line with this, assessments are measurable because it’ll serve as a criterion in letting someone advance to the next level in the educational setting.
However, both the teacher and the student should not view assessment as the only indicator of one’s learning. There are other important components of learning that they have to consider like learning styles, motivation, cultural backgrounds, self-efficacy beliefs, etc. They must also bear in mind that assessments may not always reflect the ‘true learning’ of an individual. There are instances when assessments don’t provide the accurate learning or performance of an individual; one possible reason for this is the mismatch between the learning objectives, teaching strategies, learning activities and assessment. There are instances where assessments are poorly aligned with the learning objectives and teaching approaches. If this happens the assessment might not accurately measure or determine the performance or level of learning of an individual.
In addition, that assignment the professor gave us paved way to a more learning experience. Before, in my previous term in UPOU PTC program, interaction was solely based on forums, but the assignment the professor gave us broke the boundary between static learning to cooperative learning. Truly, it is an interactive way of learning.
Finally, I want to be an educator with enough knowledge and a great compassion to my students and real dedication in teaching profession. I would want to be the type of teacher that can make an excellent impression on my students so that they would not forget what I taught and maybe in the future they would pass down to their children or students .I do believe that teaching is such a rewarding job, you get to make a difference in children lives and help and guide them to make the right choices in life. Being a Teacher is invaluable contribution to change the lives of the students. Essentially, becoming a Teacher lets you take part in shaping the next generation.
From the bottom of my heart, I thank Prof. Lou Juachon, Ph.D for this wonderful opportunity.
Happy learning to us and God bless all..(-!-)