Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Who are the learners

Before I research and gather evidence to create my hypothesis. I thought it would be better to put the
students first and give everyone a bit of background on who they are. All students are working and well below any national standard and have never performed any formal standardised assessment for literacy.
I will explain and go through the forms of assessments we use in Te Hapori the next post.
All the students that I will be using in my inquiry have various forms of autism and learning difficulties but I would much prefer to concentrate on what abilities they have and how I can best increase and accelerate their learning through the use of thinking skills, frameworks, and activities.

Years in Te Hapori
20 years
1.5 years
  • Positive attitude towards reading and writing
  • Is able to form sentences both written and spoken.
  • High amount of anxiety when working independently (will try and copy)
  • Speaks well and is able to ask Who, What and Where questions when having a conversation.
17 years
0.5 years
  • Negative attitude towards reading, very low reading vocabulary.
  • Can write familiar words otherwise would prefer dialogue to explain his answers
  • Excellent speaker and is able to ask meaningful questions and follow instruction when verbal.
  • High anxiety when working with a peer and also group.
19 years
Cook is
1.5 years
  • Positive attitude towards all literacy activities
  • Very low writing and reading levels
  • High amount of anxiety when working independently (will cry and become withdrawn)
  • Speaks well can follow 2 step instructions and is able to ask, Who, What, Why.
18 years
0.5 years
  • High anxiety when faced with difficult task (will become silent and non responsive)
  • Must work with support
  • Has a satisfactory level of written vocabulary
  • Great language and questioning skills
  • Can form written sentences when supported.
19 years
0.5 years
  • Positive attitude towards literacy
  • Very limited written vocabulary (likes to copy)
  • Struggles to have conversations and ask questions
  • Speaks in 2 and 3 word sentences
  • Unable to function without support.

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