Miss Kannika Sawangprasert
Satit Pattana school
Background and problems:
Listening skill is one of the most important skills that a child has to acquire in learning, working and living in society. It is very essential to be developed in the early years of life. Being a teacher of kindergarten III students at Satit Pattana shool, a big and famous private school situated in a suburb of Bangkok, Thailand which is fully equipped with educational facilities and with innovative principles on education, the school is expected to yield exceptional educational result from parents. To respond to this need, I have found out one critical need among students, the need for listening skill development. Fortunately, the school started to implement LS/PLC concepts to support teachers to redesign lessons by employing 5- step Learning Process and Group Activity to increase active and collaborative learning. Consequently, I decided to focus on students’ listening skill development.
The study objective :
To study the outcome of listening skill development of kindergarten III students by redesigning lessons with 5- step Learning Process and Group Activity through LS/PLC.
Target Group :
24 Kindergarten III students
- Listening Skill Observation Guidelines Form
- 3 Redesigned Lesson Plans
- Teacher Log Book
The findings were as follows :
- After 3 redesigned lessons by using 5 – step learning process and group activities through LS/PLC, all targeted students had a development in their listening skill. Eight got a high level of listening skill development scores, while the other16 students got the scores between high and moderate levels.
- The students demonstrated four key behaviors of listening skill,
“Be attentive while listening”
“Be prompt to act as message sender and receiver”
“Possess listening etiquette, i.e., be quiet, be polite, with eye contact, no interruption.”
“Raise questions with appropriate time and manners”.
- Working collaboratively with buddy teachers and PLC members supported my professional development effectively. The success derived from practicing LS/ PLC in redesigning the lessons helped teachers to be more professional and inspire students to learn better.