Our class in Curriculum Assessment at North Davao Colleges (NDC), Panabo is surely my number one favorite subject! I can’t lie, okay? Anyway, what I like primarily is our Prof’s style of teaching. I wonder if that’s constructivism. I just thought it’s more of a common sense approach that he applies. And I appreciate him for that. I am blissfully been absorbing and learning a LOT!
In his class, we don’t memorize anything. We just understand and familiarize ourselves with the proper guidelines especially in test construction (the lesson tackled so far). We usually have open-note quizzes. And afterwards, we check our own paper.
By checking my own paper, I am able to benefit tremendously from correcting my own mistakes. I would say that I could easily tattoo the desirable methods and the ‘what-not-to-do when you make your own test assessments‘ in my brain.
The following are the other lessons that I am appreciative of and have truly made a personal impact that I decided to adapt my Prof’s style of teaching, someday:
- don’t be afraid in committing mistakes, it’s the easiest way to learn
- admit and learn from your mistakes, that’s a good practice to becoming better next time
- learning should be fun and freeing
- learning should be practical and with common sense
- celebrate little sweet victories when you answer correctly
- DO NOT RIDICULE others who might have not yet been exposed to proper test construction techniques
- your prof should worth your money and he must be smart and humble
Well, I will definitely include this entry of God’s special favor in providing one great precious teacher in my curriculum assessment subject at the North Davao Colleges.