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Assessment using Machinima
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Suggested assessment activities using machinima
3. Students to develop rubric against the AITSL standards
Instructions for teacher educators
The VirtualPREX website (http://www.virtualprex.com/machinima.html)
contains example machinima that can be used for learning and assessment
activities. When using machinima for assessment tasks the teacher
educator can list the types of scenarios that are relevant for
particular learning outcomes. For example, the pre-service teacher
might be asked to look for examples of particular strategies that the
teacher has used to engage students in the acquisition of knowledge and
skills in a particular discipline; they may be asked to reflect on what
were effective practices observed in the machinima or what appeared to
be ineffective in engaging students and propose alternative strategies
and practices. Observing machinima can be coupled with analysis and
critique where the pre-service teacher can concentrate on aspects of
behaviour management, examples of particular engagement strategies,
communication skills (verbal, non-verbal, special awareness), how
teachers might motivate students to stay on task.
Pre-service can be asked to
analyse the machinima against the standards contained in the National
Professional Standards for Teachers (http://www.teacherstandards.aitsl.edu.au/Standards).
Using the standards, pre-service teachers can annotate the machinima or
fill in a table identifying key activities or episodes that demonstrate
evidence of meeting the standard. The pre-service teacher can also
identify where the standards appear not to have been met.
Instructions for pre-service teachers
1. Using the machinima
[insert machinima title and link], identify instances where the teacher
demonstrated evidence of meeting [insert standard identifier] of the
National Professional Standards for Teachers.
2. Using the machinima [insert
machinima title and link], identify instances where the teacher did not
demonstrate evidence of meeting [insert standard identifier] the
National Professional Standards for Teachers. Propose how the standard
could have been evidenced for this situation.
Key components for this activity:
1. View machinima first without taking any notes.
machinima again, this time taking notes for selected instances of
evidence for the aspects outlined in the rubric.
an overall reflection on the approach adopted by the teacher to meeting
[insert standard identifier] of the National Professional Standards for
4. Your educator will provide feedback on your annotations and reflections.
Rubric for identifying activities that evidenced the AITSL National Professional Standards for Teachers in the chosen machinima:
|Observation of machinima
||PK1. Know students and how they learn
|PK2. Know the content and how to teach it
||PP1. Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
|PP2. Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
|PP3. Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning
||PE1. Engage in professional learning
|PE2. Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/ carers and the community