Thursday, 19 November 2015

Using the GROWTH coaching model to improve performance

As a result of using video in PE classes, I have found a key element to accelerate learning is the appropriate questioning of the students.

Traditional skill teaching has always focused on relaying to the students what can be seen by the teacher. This involves articulating a picture into the students head. This is problematic as what is intended to be communicated is often different in reality. This is could be due to misunderstandings around language, or even just an inability to articulate.

With apps such as video delay, or video tagger or vidalyze the student can now see for themselves what is happening. But this does not necessarily mean they understand the effects and have the perception to change technique

I think good pedagogy in this instance involves a coaching model approach

This means looking at the reality of what is happening. Discuss what could be done to improve, Agree on what will be done, How they are going to this.

This model promotes discussion as opposed to a teacher lecture. It also makes the student think about what they are seeing. The model is a great framework to promote this discussion.

It is important using this model that students talk more than the teacher. The teacher is there to facilitate. Because evidence is in front of the student in the way of a video, students should have the information to discover what is happening. The teachers job is then to bring this out of them.

I like the TPACK model because it suggests that the digital technology alone wont accelerate learning.. It has to be accompanied by changes in pedagogy and also content.

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