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  1. Oral Communications Assessment 2011 Mrs Laura Ng Hwa Chong Institution (High School) Principal Consultant/English Literature laura@hci.edu.sg

  2. Aims • Foster analytical skillsapplicable in future working world • Enable students to read extensively & be knowledgeable about pertinent issues today • Encourage confident expression of views

  3. Aims • Groom confident citizens aware of global issues & ready to engagesalient world affairs with active debate • Cultivate confident oral communication with articulate voicing of opinions and authentic conversations between students & stakeholders

  4. Assessment Structure 2011 (Sec 1-2) Oral Communication

  5. Assessment Structure 2011 (Sec 3) Oral Communication

  6. Assessment Format 2011

  7. Coverage • Sec 1: Local / Socialnews • E.g. local economic growth, public transport woes • Sec 2: Local / Regional news • E.g. ASEAN, North Korea • Sec 3 & 4: International news • E.g. American invasion of Afghanistan, Israel-Palestine conflict • Resources available on Current Affairs Wikispaces http://hscurrentaffairs.wiki.hci.edu.sg/

  8. Coverage

  9. Oral Participation (OP)

  10. AAP & AAT Objectives • Art & Acts of Persuasion (AAP) • Develop linguistic intelligence through enhancing students’ power of communication • (For Sec 1 students only) • Art & Acts of Thinking (AAT) • Encourage students to think critically • Develop strategies for thinking about issues • (For Sec 2 students only)

  11. Art & Acts of Persuasion (AAP) • Taught concurrently with Language Arts programme in Sec 1 • Aims to develop skillsof Speaking, Critical Thinking & Viewing • Speaking: verbal & non-verbal skills • Critical thinking: process & analyze information in different contexts • Viewing: sensitivity to interpreting the value, truth & elements of information • Contributes 20% of Oral Communications score

  12. Art & Acts of Thinking (AAT) • Thinking skills can and should be learnt • Through application of models, students can improve quality of thinking • E.g. Paul’s Wheel of Reasoning, Socratic Questioning, Habits of Mind • Eventually students become more mature thinkers mastering life skillsuseful for survival • Contributes 20% of Oral Communications score

  13. Sec 1 Oral Interviews • English Languageassessment for Sec 1 in Semester 1, contributes 20% of Oral Communications score • Face-to-face interviews based on reading materials & recent news • E.g. "Tell me a significant news event you have read over the past two weeks that you feel strongly about.” • Assessment topics are not dictated by teacher

  14. Sec 1 Oral Interviews T S S Format for Oral Interviews

  15. Sec 1 Oral Voice-recordings • Chinese Language assessment for Sec 1 in Semester 2, contributes 20% of Oral Communications score • Students create voice-clip of 3-5 minutes using stimulus from recent news articles • Several trial sessions to be conducted during June holidays and Term 3 Week 3, before actual assessment in Term 3 Weeks 6-8

  16. Sec 2 Panel Discussion • English Languageassessment for Sec 2 in Semester 2, contributes 20% of Oral Communications score • Students role-play stakeholders in issue being discussed and discuss issues in a moderated setting, with whole discussion filmed on video for documentation purposes • Teacher assessor will be assisted by 4 student assessors

  17. Sec 2 Debates • Chinese Language assessment for Sec 2 in Semester 1, contributes 20% of Oral Communications score • Students take sides for / against motion and conduct debate in a moderated setting, with whole discussion filmed on video for documentation purposes • Teacher assessor will be assisted by 4 student assessors

  18. Sec 2 Panel Discussion & Debate 4 Audience S1 C S2 S3 S4 4 T1 Format for Panel Discussion & Debate

  19. Sec 3 ‘In the Line of Fire’ & 即席演讲 • English & Chinese Language assessment for Sec 3, contributes 30% of Oral Communications score for each language • Modelled after YMCA’s Plain English Speaking Award (PESA) • Student given topic relating to current affairs on actual day, prepare on the spot and present • Teacher assessor will be assisted by 3 student assessors

  20. Sec 3 ‘In the Line of Fire’ & 即席演讲 S Audience T1 S1 S2 S3 Format for ‘In the Line of Fire’ & 即席演讲

  21. Sec 4 Panel Discussion • Sec 4s not involved in new Current Affairs assessment • During Friday’s Current Affairs period, continue with Panel Discussion for both English & Chinese Language, facilitated and assessed by student-observers based on rubrics given by teachers • Credit Points (CPs) to be issued instead • Follows format used in 2009 / 2010

  22. Reading Programme (RP) • Reading Programme is aligned with Current Affairs syllabus, through reading of prescribed publications during Reading Period daily from 0740-0800 hours to provide opportunities to keep up-to-date with news • E.g. The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao, Newsweek, Time & Yazhou Zhoukan • Language teachers select relevant articles for discussion during English / Chinese Language lessons

  23. Thank you Queries? laura@hci.edu.sg(Mrs Laura Ng, PC/English Literature) woonws@hci.edu.sg(Mr Woon WS, Research Assistant/HP & CA)