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Instructor: Paula Mathis

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EDEE400B, Fall 2010
EDEE400B, Spring 2009

Paula Mathis: EDEE400B, Fall 2010

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Education
Course: EDEE 400B - Block B Practicum Crn (Section): 67186 (0)    
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  
4.08 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 6 (43%) 4 (29%) 1 (7%)
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?
Gave me experience in a classroom.
I guess I learned some useful theories and concepts to use in the classroom, but the field experience itself was by far more useful than this online class.
the in the classroom experience
this class helped me because it taught me the goals of social studies teaching and learning.
this course has equipped me with the methods to teach effective social studies in the classroom setting.
I had the opportunity to be in a 5th grade classroom and work with the students. I learned a lot about teaching and different strategies.
I LEARNED WAYS TO INCORPORATE SOCIAL STUDIES IN TO OTHER CONTENT AREAS
It required me to do hours in a real classroom setting and reflect upon what I learned.
This course is the field experience. Dr. Mathis was very helpful. She went over my lesson plans with me and she gave me lots of helpful feedback. She was also very prompt with emails and she did a lot of frequent 'housekeeping,' meaning she would ask if anyone had any questions about practicum at the beginning of almost every class.
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  
4.21 14 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 4 (29%) 7 (50%)
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  
2.21 14 1.05 Freq(%) 3 (21%) 7 (50%) 3 (21%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
field trip that doesn't get cancelled!
I feel the amount of work in this class was good and nothing needs to be added.
n/a
I think that there is nothing to be added to the course. There was enough work with the weekly reflections and being in the classroom.
OPEN REFLECTIONS INSTEAD OF STRUCTURED REFLECTIONS
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (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  
4.07 14 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 7 (50%) 4 (29%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 13 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 5 (38%) 5 (38%)
9. I developed a set of overall values in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 13 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 5 (38%) 5 (38%)
10. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 14 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 7 (50%) 5 (36%)
11. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 14 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 6 (43%) 6 (43%)
12. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.64 14 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (50%) 5 (36%) 2 (14%)
13. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.71 14 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (43%) 6 (43%) 2 (14%)
14. 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  
4.21 14 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 5 (36%) 6 (43%)
15. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.86 14 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 3 (21%) 4 (29%) 5 (36%)
16. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 14 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 6 (43%) 4 (29%)
17. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 14 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 5 (36%) 5 (36%)
18. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 14 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 5 (36%) 5 (36%)
19. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
professionalism from the professor
She can be more clear in her expectations and keep it the same throughout the semester. Also she should have the same expectations for all students.
n/a
Nothing..she is a great teacher!
I THOUGHT THE COURSE WAS GOOD. MUCH BETTER SEMESTER THIS TIME. LAST SEMESTER WAS HORRID.
20. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Very helpful!
can be sarcastic and unprofessional when trying to receive help from her.
She knows her content, but I feel she doesn't really have a connection to the actual classroom anymore so this makes it hard for us to do what she is asking because it is not something reasonable to the elementary classroom.
Professor Mathis is a very good teacher. She has the techniques to teach social studies methods effectively. However, i feel that she needs to work on her professionalism. I don't agree with being criticized so harshly in front of other students when Professor Mathis can just address it between group personally.
An awesome teacher that knows her material well. She knows how to relate what is in the textbooks and apply them in the classroom.
GREAT. LIKE THE ENTHUSIASM AND PASSION SHE HAS FOR TEACHING. GREAT ROLE MODEL FOR FUTURE TEACHERS.
21. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 14 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 6 (43%) 5 (36%)
22. 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  
4.08 13 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 6 (46%) 4 (31%)
23. The projects were valuable in understanding the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 14 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 7 (50%) 5 (36%)
24. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Great always teaches me something new every day
the best part of this course was the in class experience we got.
This course was alright, but as I said earlier things should be stated clearer for the students to understand and the teacher should respond to emails in a more timely manner.
This course is a very good course.
A course that is necessary for the teaching profession.
VERY BENEFICIAL FOR FUTURE TEACHERS
25. Other comments:
n/a
None

Paula Mathis: EDEE400B, Spring 2009     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: EDEE 400B - Block B Practicum Crn (Section): 67177 (0)    
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  
4.17 12 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 4 (33%) 5 (42%)
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?
This course taught me to build on reflecting teaching and learning within the classroom.
This course has helped me to do better within the field. Doing a field experience has definately helped me to gain experience for when I have my own classroom.
This course has provided me with the skills and tools that will help me to effectively teach a classroom of my own in the future. Being physically present in the classroom has taught me about how to apply the methods and strategies that i have learned.
It helped me gain first hand experience being in a classroom, working with students, and seeing things from a teacher's perspective.
it allowed me to experience things first hand and hands on.
This course was very important. I learned a lot from the experience.
Yes
This course enhanced both my personal and professional development. It gave me the experience to work with students in the upper elementary grade level as well as gain valueable insight from my mentor.
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  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
4. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (58%) 5 (42%)
5. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (58%) 5 (42%)
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 12 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 4 (33%) 4 (33%)
7. 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  
4.17 12 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 7 (58%) 4 (33%)
8. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 5 (42%)
9. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 5 (42%) 5 (42%)
10. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 11 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 6 (55%) 3 (27%)
11. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 5 (42%) 5 (42%)
12. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 12 1.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 4 (33%)
13. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
no suggestions
This teacher has helped me to gain confidence in my skills and strategies that would help me to instruct the students in my practicum class.
Three lesson plans were difficult to do in a semester. I think EDEE 400B should only require two lessons plans.
N/A
I liked this teacher's style. She was very direct and easy to listen to. She remained positive, and tried to encourage us with what we were doing right.
Less reflections
One sugggestion would be to occassionally have time for students to share their experiences at practicum with others in the class.
14. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
I think that the instructor should better explain examples given within the course. I think that she should go over the prompts more throughout the semester.
I like that she gives both positive feedback and feedback on areas for improvement. Didn't just focus only on negative. Also, appreciate feedback on lesson.
good. She is always willing to meet with you, listen to what you have to say, and work with you. I appreciate that this professor kept encouraging me throughout the semester.
Great way to gain experience in the field.
I enjoyed sitting under Dr. Mathis' teaching. I learned a lot from her. I can tell that she is open minded and interested in learning all about local culture.
A+
excellent.
15. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%)
16. 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  
4.42 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%)
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
This course is completely benficial to whomever may take it. It will teach the participants to be a professional in the educational field.
Work load feels too high for just one credit. So many expectations are placed on us with teaching and writing 3 lessons and writing reflections as well as putting in our hours.
It gave me the opportunity to step into a classroom and see how it really goes being a teacher. Good class.
Great!
I thought it was an important class. I appreciated the fact that my papers were graded and returned in a timely manner. Dr. Mathis always provided plenty of feedback.
A
excellent