Independent Study: Fieldwork II – Please go to SHOP PAGE for Fieldwork II payment plan option
30 hours – 2 units – year 2
Fieldwork II is a participatory course ideally undertaken in the second year of the program, prior to the 3rd Summer. It includes further classroom observation and provides the student with the opportunity to become familiar with the role of the teacher and the dynamics of the classroom. It will consist partially of practice teaching as an assistant or serving as a guest teacher in music, crafts, or another curriculum area in which the trainee has an interest or expertise. GLWI expects documentation of a total of 30 hours spent in the classroom for completion of this course with, as a general guideline, 20-25 hours in observation and 5-10 hours in practice teaching. It is to the student’s advantage to do as much practice teaching as possible.
Through observation and practice, students gain an understanding of instructional planning, teaching strategies, classroom management, and how each can be implemented in the classroom. FW-II helps students learn (1) classroom observation and lesson planning skills; (2) ways to design, implement, and assess individual, small group, and whole class activities; and (3) how to explore their own individual instructional strengths and challenges in preparation for the student teaching experience. Also it is helpful during this course to keep an eye toward finding a cooperating mentor teacher for the student’s Practicum the following year.
Course requirements include:
- Independent Study Proposal – Fieldwork II with advisor approval
- Course Registration Form and Payment
- Observation Journal
- Log of classroom experiences documenting 30 hours of observation and short practice teaching lessons
- Observing Teacher’s Comments Form for each practice teaching experience
- 10-15 page Research Paper relating classroom experiences to relevant study from courses
Course Registration and Payment
Once the advisor approves and signs the proposal, the student is required to submit the signed proposal with a completed Independent Study Registration Form along with payment of tuition to GLWI via the GLWI Director of Administration. Once course tuition is paid, the student may begin the course of study agreed upon between student and advisor. Credit will not be granted for work done prior to proposal submission and approval and payment of registration fee. (Forms can be found at the back of your GLWI Student Handbook). Please see handbook for full information.
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