Situation-Task-Action-Result format is a tool used to collect information from the actual teaching- learning activity inside the classroom. It is accomplished by the school heads, district and division supervisors when they do classroom observation.
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What is classroom observation?
A process whereby an administrator sits in on one class session, records the teacher’s teaching practices and student actions, and meets with the teacher to discuss observation.
- Linked to quality improvement to positive outcomes for teachers and students
- It is confidential between the teacher and the principal.
- An objective recording of
- What the instructor is doing and saying.
- What the students are doing and saying.
- The interaction between the teacher and the students.
- Through classroom observation, administrators can see three (3) aspects of the teaching-learning system.
- Input resources (e.g. professional development)
- Teachers’ interaction competence
- Learning outcomes
What is the purpose of classroom observation?
Allows teachers to:
- Receive feedback from an objective, experienced observer.
- Engage in context specific discussions about teaching delivery with the observer.
Importance of Using Formal Tools in Classroom Observation
- Plays a vital role in educational system.
- A venue to guide teachers to become effective.
- The rating given to the teacher is objective because it is based on a criteria or checklist in the observation tool.
STAR OBSERVATION is a tool used to measure teachers’ competence in teaching. It is a descriptive tool that gives an idea on:
- Progress of pupils
- Instructional strategies and techniques utilized by the teacher
- Teachers action towards curricular objective.
- Suitable learning area.
This is based on the TOT presentation for all school heads.