Creating An Enjoyable And Stimulating Learning Environment For All

1590 Words Jan 6th, 2016 7 Pages
Theme 1: Creating an enjoyable and stimulating learning environment for all
One major area where my philosophy didn’t quite match up with my experience on placement was creating an enjoyable and stimulating learning environment for all due to the various aspects that feed into teaching and learning. There have been a number of incidences that have stood out, both for positive and negative reasons. My critical reflection (appendix b) related to low level disruption and drew upon one particular incident to highlight the issue. But for the purpose of this essay I will focus on a different issue. Within placement the year eleven sit their GCSE RE exam a year early so have already completed a GCSE course. This is a topic of debate that has continued to be something that I and other members of staff talk about. One of the biggest barriers to teaching and learning within a year 11 class setting is the disengagement with the subject from a number of the students. They openly admit they no longer see value in the subject as they are no longer assessed, the scheme of work is targeted at their age range and includes various opportunities for discussion, group work and the topics are all to do with current affairs. However, student attitudes no matter their performance in other subjects are openly negative and on some occasions disrespectful and rude. For example, a high achieving girl who is predicted to achieve high GCSEs has become a disruptive influence within her RE lessons. She…

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