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Supported Teaching in School (STS) is one of the components of the 4-year B.Ed. curriculum which all students must observe. After every STS activity students must write a report on what they have observed. Find here, how to write STS report and child study.

The STS activity students undergo is weekly and are placed or sent to schools (JHS, Primary, etc) based on the programmes they offer.

They are required to go for the observation for six weeks every semester and each week has its own activity. Students will carry out those activities for each week accordingly.

They have Student Reflective Journals (SRJ) that help them to collect data about the school, teachers, and students. This helps them to write their reports.

How to Write STS Report and Child Study

Let’s see what students need to capture in their report according to weeks.

Before you start your report, make sure you have your personal teaching philosophy stated and explained. It is one of the requirements for writing an STS report.

One of the most important things students must take note of is to write the report according to weeks. And the paragraphs must be linked to each other and provide complete thought or meaning.

Week One (1) – Familiarization

For each level, the first activity is becoming familiar with the school you are placed. When writing your STS, make sure you capture the school profile, history of the school, total enrollment, and stakeholders of the school.

Make sure you are accurate when providing this information because others will provide the same information (STS Partners). All activities observed should be reported.

School culture, Key education policies, and wider school life are also expected to be captured in your reports.

Week Two (2) – Discussion of BSC

STS week two activities have to do with the discussion of the Basic School Curriculum (BSC). You need to list some of the curriculum materials found in the school and some features of the BSC. Also, provide the difference and similarities between the scheme of work and syllabus and information related to scope and sequence in the BSc.

Week Three (3) – Classroom Observation

This week is more concerned with classroom observation. Observing teacher’s traits, lesson presentation, and wider school life. You will provide implications of some of the domains of learning (cognitive, affective, etc) and wider school life experience. Students must clearly indicate what they have observed this week.

Week Four (4) and Five (5) – Teacher and Student Study or Observation

This week is also concerned with the studying of teachers as well as studying some selected learners of your choice in class (Child Study). You will need to collect data about the students indicating their needs, their profile, and how to address their needs.

On part of the teachers, you will need to enumerate some of the professional traits (Level 100s) that you have seen in teachers. It will be good in these weeks if you can get audios or videos of the teacher or learners you study.

Also, you will provide some alternatives to be used to help those learners you have studied overcome those challenges. You will also state what you have seen the teacher doing to help those learners.

Week Six (6) – Discussion of Personal Teaching Philosophy

This has to do with the discussion of personal teaching philosophy and building a teaching portfolio. The teaching philosophy explains your beliefs and values about teaching and learning. It is captured as a separate component and also must be explained together with the building of teaching portfolios in the sixth week.

How to Write Child Study

Child study is one of the components needed for the second semester of each academic year visit. It requires you to undertake a small-scale study of about two to four learners. You will need to identify their needs and provide solutions or remedies to them. Find below, what must be included in the Child Study:

Child Profile

This includes the background of the child and also the educational need or what the learner is lacking.

Child Behavior

Despite the challenges or the need of the child, he/she has how they behave in the class. Clearly indicate what the child shows to conclude that he/she is really facing such an issue (need).

Strength and Weakness

Provide the details on the performance of the child. With a disability or educational need, they have areas in which they are active and areas that they are weak. Provide clearly where the child needs to be praised and where the child needs improvement or reinforcement.

Learning Style

Each learner has a way he/she learns. Some learn when they hear the teacher, others too learn when they see what is taught and others learn when they have hands-on experience. Clearly show how the learner you observed learns.

Child Response to Teaching Approaches

Show how the learner with educational needs or disabilities copes with the methodologies deployed by the teacher in the teaching and learning setting. Does the child understand? Does he find it difficult? Explain that.

Recommendations

After carrying out all the studies and knowing all the above, what do you recommend should be done to help the child? You need to provide alternatives other than what the teachers are using to help the learner get included in the teaching and learning process.

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