Posts tagged perceptions
Within Outdoor and Adventurous activities, is risk perception a barrier to participation and how can we overcome this to encourage participation as a fundamental part of curriculum?

Faced with teachers who see the risk factor of participation too high and not worth the experience relating to the bigger picture of study, it has seemed that a ‘not on my watch’ attitude has been generated. Students on the other hand are predominantly the ones whose perception of risk is lower and their fear factor isn’t as great.

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What are student perceptions of my marking and feedback practice of summative assessment?

What are student perceptions of my marking and feedback practice of summative assessment? Are they only interested in the headline news – ‘did I pass?’ Or do they read and reflect in greater detail? If they have passed or achieved the merit or distinction they were hoping for, do they bother reading the rest of the annotations and feedback? In terms of development, do they prefer brief abbreviations or longer comments?

Questions that might arise include: Does my marking serve a deeper purpose for students beyond getting a grade? Do I need to find ways to encourage greater engagement of students with my marking? Will I need to make fundamental practice changes to do this?

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How can I encourage participation and interaction of withdrawn or shy learners with their peers and myself (the teacher) whilst in the classroom?

I want to research and develop strategies for dealing with shy and withdrawn students so that they can become a bit more confident and so that they don’t feel awkward within the class. I am interested in finding out why some students are very confident in the classroom and will communicate freely and why others don’t.

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Overcoming Barriers on the Perception of Complementary or Energy Medicine as a part of a Holistic Life Style.

The area that I have identified to research is peoples‘ perception of some of the holistic medicine practices in our society today. Although some of these are still frequently described as New Age crackpot ideas, others have already been accepted by Western medicine and integrated into our conventional medical system. It seems to have been forgotten that these practices are of a holistic (spiritual) nature that has been lost in some parts of western society.

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