The main aim of the placement is to provide some experience to work in a special school, for a chance to learn some of the best professions in my studies, and learn more about teaching skills and enhance my communication skills (John, McGrath, and Mathur, 2008). The following section discusses the two objectives set out, their strengths and weakness in the course of their realisation.
The first objective aims at engaging the young children in communication while in small working groups. The objective was realized with ease in communication with the children, teaching and other the staff members. The tactic of realizing the objective was via placing the children in small groups to effectively enhance one on one conversation among them and enhance my personal interaction with the pupils. This can be supported by Mauro’s work (2012, p. 16-20) that working in small groups enhances communication. The level of interaction among pupils and the staff was evidenced in the playground. This was critical as supported by Gargiulo and Kilgo (2005, p. 283); Plattner (1997): that play is logical and natural activity for incorporating skills of pupils with disabilities. My supervisor gave a positive feedback on this objective after discussing my action plan with her; this proved it was relevant, workable and highly crucial. Communication enhances actions by turning information into ideas (Barker, 2006, p. 7). Thus, the objective enhanced achievements via coming up with new ideas.
The interaction enhanced the use of self-attributes to enhance the pupils understanding like humor. This can be supported by Plattner (1997, p. 10) who clearly states that capitalizing on humor enhances attracting attention of the audience. Further, English not being a first language, my placement gave me the opportunity to interact and improve my communication skills.
The objective was not without a strong point of it being achieved. The high ...Show more