FE 1 Competency 1 Self-Evaluation

COMPETENCY 1 (Foundation)To act as a professional inheritor, critic and interpreter of knowledge or culture when teaching students.


  • Situates the discipline’s basic benchmarks and points of understanding (concepts, postulates and methods) in order to facilitate significant, in-depth learning by students.
  • Adopts a critical approach to the subject matter.
  • Establishes links between the secondary culture set out in the program and the secondary culture of the students.
  • Transforms the classroom into a cultural base open to a range of different viewpoints within a common space.
  • Casts a critical look at his or her own origins, cultural practices and social role.


By the end of his or her initial training, the student teacher should be able to:

  • understand the subject-specific and program specific knowledge to be taught, so as to be able to promote the creation of meaningful links by the students;
  • exhibit a critical understanding of his or her cultural development and be aware of its potential and limitations;
  • exhibit a critical understanding of the knowledge to be taught, so as to promote the creation of meaningful links by the students;
  • Establish links with the students’ culture in the proposed learning activities.

How have I developed this competency during this course or professional seminar/field experience?

  • Interacting with each student based on general respect/consideration of his/her cultural background.
  • Try to address and gear students’ thinking towards finding a rationale for answer rather than answer itself.
    • IE// When student asks if third-person writing is acceptable for assignment, I guide said student through the rubric and have student independently figure out and understand why third-person is hard to incorporate in a journal-entry assignment.
  • Attempt to connect classroom content and practices into real-world context.
    • IE// Explaining essay structuring in terms of idea organization, connecting it to future uses such as CV/Resume drafting, rather than limiting it to a classroom practice
  • Integrating topics of student interest into writing subjects
    • IE// Start to agitate students’ creative flow and writer’s imagination by writing an easily-approachable subject such as last night’s hockey game


What is my current level of mastery? 


*Reference: features of the competency and the professional competency rubric.

Name: Simon Son

ID: 260573194

Date: May 10th 2015

Course Name & Number: EDEC-201

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