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Instructor: Linda Oba

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Linda Oba: EDEE446, Spring 2014

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Elementary Education
Course: EDEE 446 - Block 3 Practicum with Seminar Crn (Section): 69141 (2)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 10 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
In this course I learned about the experiences and expectations in the practicum classroom for Social Studies. I learned to incorporate EDEF 444 and EDEE 442 with EDEE 446 because they intertwine with each other.
This course helped me to get hands-on practice in the field of elementary education. Professor Oba is very knowledgeable about the DOE and clearly was a teacher in the field for many years. This made her advice more applicable, and allowed her to relate well to the scenarios we encounter in the field.
She shared a lot of her experiences that has helped me with mine.
It gave me personal real life experience in the field of teaching.
Gaining field experience is always beneficial but trying to get 20 hours or more of social studies proved difficult.
During my lesson plan observation, Mrs. Oba was able to provide great feedback. Since, I was able to put into practice within my lesson plans and able to think about what is important to put into the lesson.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.5 10 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.4 10 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 6 (60%) 2 (20%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
The activities in this course was awesome. If anything keep the activities that are there. These activities were engaging and fun. It focuses a lot on understanding the theories, collaborative grouping, and the culture in the classroom.
N/A
Maybe we could be doing a little but more than just activities. Like interviewing parents, or talking with other people at the school.
Mrs. Oba is an amazing woman to learn from and always makes you feel genuinely cared for. She helped me out a lot when I had conflicting interests with my mentor and I am glad to have had opportunities to better myself through her wisdom.
Group discussions, once every other week.
A meeting mid semester to meet half way and clear questions related to lesson plans. I did meet with Dr. Oba and feel that it greatly helped me, and can benefit others.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 5 (50%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Dr. Oba is awesome and cool. She is laid back, but she kept us on task and she gave us work that is relevant and connected to our practicum.
Maybe adding more activities during lessons rather than an emphasis on discussion, presentations, and lectures.
nothing to improve.
Needs clearer explanations about concepts being taught. Majority of the time we didn't have a clear understanding about the lecture. She should take notice that if students aren't responding we are confused and need clarification.
Since it helped me out so much I think making a mandatory 15 minute meeting with Mrs. Oba would prove extremely beneficial for the upcoming block 2 teacher candidates. I would suggest to hold these meets two weeks prior from the observation. The meeting will be to discuss your lesson plan ideas and to gain feedback on whether or not it is appropriate. Then work on the lesson plan for a week, email the lesson plan a week before the observation, and then you'll be more than comfortable once you have the actual observation.
May want to meet with Dr. Oba at start of semester, mid semester and ending as a group or individually.
I would love to have worked with Mrs. Oba more often than just during practicum:)It would have been great to have her in the other Block 2 courses as well.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Dr. Oba is awesome and very supportive. She is easy to get in contact with and she provides a lot of appreciate and constructive feed backs on my lesson plans and especially when she came to observe me. She knew a lot about the field of teaching and she brought all of us closer together to keep believing in what we do in the classroom.
That she is an approachable and knowledgeable professor. I truly enjoyed being one of her practicum students, and felt as though I could openly discuss my thoughts, feelings, and experiences with her. She also clearly empathizes with the issues that we face in the field, and knows the ins and outs of the DOE system.
she is very passionate about teaching and gave a lot of real life experiences she had gone through throughout her life.
She is positive and tries her best. I think the overall delivery and instruction could be strengthened. We need more specific and clearer explanations about concepts.
Perfect score!
that she is a very interesting person and a good teacher.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
The course was awesome. The placement school I was at was awesome because I got to experience a new kind of culture. The mentor teacher was awesome as well.
It was my best practicum semester so far, and although observations always make me nervous, I felt the most confident this semester during my observation. Mrs. Oba's demeanor allowed me to remember that observations are not meant to scare us but to help us improve our craft, and learn what areas can be improved, as well as what areas are already effective in our teaching.
I loved to hear stories about my classmates and what they've gone through in their classrooms. It made me look at things at a different perspective.
I don't feel like I learned much at all during this course. I thought more could have been done or taught. The only new thing I incorporated into my lesson was differentiation.
Loved the whole semester.
21. Other comments:
Thank you, and have a GREAT summer!
We would also like to share more of our practicum experiences with our peers during the semester, not just at the end.
Keep it up and I am glad that this block will be block one next semester.