My experience in Barcelona

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Upon finding out I was going to Barcelona for the SWITCH project, I was, to say the least, ecstatic! An experience I was not going to miss. Especially having lived in England for 8 years and having my classmates ask me how many times I’d been to Spain…for my reply to be zero. Barcelona is always been a country I have wanted to experience for myself. Even better with the students that went there with me, as I classify them as two of my best friends. I was also curious to see how the teachers would act outside of the college atmosphere, they are indeed genuine human beings and not just robots for whom education is their life. Continue reading “My experience in Barcelona”

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Blogging in Barcelona

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On the first day at Puig Castellar I was timetabled into three classes along with our Halesowen College students. Our aim was to introduce the SWITCH project and also to encourage the Castellar students to write posts for the Learner Blog. In each of the classes I demonstrated the blog on a projected screen and described the tasks that had taken place so far. Whenever the Castellar students had trouble understanding what I was saying the Halesowen students would translate for me which they enjoyed and I was proud to see their confidence grow as they addressed the class. Continue reading “Blogging in Barcelona”

Visiting Barcelona

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As part of the SWITCH European Project, we had the amazing opportunity of going to Spain. More precisely, we stayed in Santa Coloma De Gramenet, Barcelona. The trip took place in April and we were 3 students and 7 members of staff. The reason I had the chance to do this was because I have written blog posts and translated intellectual outputs for the project. Continue reading “Visiting Barcelona”

My trip to Santa Colo

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When I was offered the opportunity to go on this educational trip to Barcelona I was excited for it straight away. I was really eager to tell the students over there all about the SWITCH project that I had been part of this year. There was me, two other students and a group of teachers that went to give and receive insight on teaching and learning in both Halesowen and Santa Coloma. Continue reading “My trip to Santa Colo”

Assessment

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Here’s an unpopular opinion for you… I like being assessed! There, I said it. Assessment has happened all through schooling and I would honestly say my GCSE grades were the result of consistent assessments and consistent feedback. After all, if you aren’t tested and given feedback, how do you suppose that you’ll improve? Continue reading “Assessment”

Assessment

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The assessment we have most in our lessons at college is coursework. We have to get good marks on a piece of coursework before we can pass and move on to the next. We also have quizzes. These are more for helping us understand the college, find out what’s going on around campus and who to ask if we need help with anything. Usually we do these quizzes in groups and we win points on a leader board in the lesson.  Continue reading “Assessment”

Assessment

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I have experienced different types of assessment while I have been at school and now in college. At school teachers would assess my coursework or projects by taking the work, looking it over and giving me a grade. When they gave us the results they would comment on the work, telling us about what we did well and what we could improve on. I would have preferred it if they had sat down with us individually and given more feedback about the work and ideas on how to ultimately improve in future tasks. Continue reading “Assessment”