The teacher's interventions and communications
Mutual observation

We don't put in place an observation to give the pupils something to do. Mutual observation involves the definition of precise and relevant criteria. Its different functions are briefly listed here:

For the observer:

  • recognise the clues
  • différenciate, class the actions
  • interpret
  • put into words, feed back
  • advise.

The observer's task also makes him progress as a player.

For the players:

  • relativise the game experience
  • accept someone else's feed back
  • self-evaluate, set objectives
  • organise collectively.

Observation needs to be rehearsed. The first observation is tainted with unavoidable errors in the use of the observation tool and the data will make sense when we can compare samples at different intervals in the workshop. Coaching instills a means of direct intervention and a responsibility. It's a "role play" which becomes efficient when practised over time.

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