Sunday, 21 July 2013

Task 4: Term 3 Week 3; Group Work

Blog Post Title

Relationship between SST students’ behaviour and their learning in the classroom


What role does diversity in our school play?
How does a person’s personality change in the cyber realm?
How does social media shape the behaviour of our students?
How are we learning formally / informally with digital media?

Research Title

Relationship between SST students’ behaviour and their learning in the classroom


Aims of research:

To find out whether behaviour affects learning and how it applies to students in SST S1-03 and if it does, how can we improve our behaviour

Subject(s) of study:

This research will study the behaviour of the students in SST S1-03


Relevance of research:

1. Why is your research important?
Our research is important because it teaches students in SST the importance of good behaviour and how it can affect their learning and in other ways.

2. Does [good or bad] behaviour affect learning? How?
Yes. The way students behave in a classroom can affect how much and how well they learn. It only takes one student who possesses misdemeanour behaviour and can disrupt the entire class and prevent his fellow classmates from learning properly. On the other hand, if a student possesses good behaviour, he will concentrate on the lesson, be a good student that is a delight to the teacher, and also not disrupt the class.
Taken from:
Misdemeanour Behaviour
Misdemeanour behaviours such as Disruptive behaviour, Racism, Sexism, Bullying, Timekeeping, Not doing homework, Abusive Behaviour, Fighting, and Swearing are often prevalent in school for all levels, so it definitely applies to this class.
How the school and the teachers can solve the problem of bad behaviour
When the school, usually through the teachers of that particular student, is able to identify an individual who possesses such behaviour, methods can be devised to help to positively develop that student. School environment often can either develop or stop bad behaviour.
Impact on students
Students can easily feel discouraged when constantly condemned for their academic faults. In order to encourage motivation in students, it is possible to first create a positive environment for them. Surprisingly, improving a student's academic achievement or behavior may only take a compliment or a change in classroom structure.
A student's negative behavior within an educational environment will reflect on how that environment is presented and how the student is coping in it. Classroom motivation may affect the student, just like a caregiver, and provide encouragement, opportunities, structure and a strong student-teacher relationship. This research is very relevant to us as students in SST and we may see classmates, schoolmates, or even ourselves possessing such behaviour.  

3. How does it contribute to existing body of knowledge?
The school can then devise necessary actions, steps, methods, plans, and even renew their goals, that is, nurturing and  developing their students to reach their fullest potential, and not just in the aspect of intelligence, but especially in the aspect of emotional, which predicts the success students can have in life based on the research findings.

4. How does your research contribute to/impact the society or community?
Identifying and arresting poor behaviour from a young age will matter to the society or community. Ultimately, young people who leave school with decent qualifications and good character will have more choices available to them later in life, leading to employers having a greater variety of employees and this will also increase the workforce in Singapore.

To compile sufficient information on SST students' behaviour to deal with both Good and Poor Students' behaviour so that the school can :

1. Arrest potential or existing problems that lead to poor behaviour which is a
major hindrance to one's academic achievement.
2. To help students develop and achieve their potential especially in the area of academics.
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Feasibility and manageability:
Yes, it is manageable because the survey will only be done within our classes and therefore we need not travel out. It is feasible because it is again within SST and students and teachers can help to enforce the filling up and return of survey forms if survey forms are used. If interviews are needed, it is easy to find the particular teachers of different classes from different levels  to find out more about this topic from different points of views, which is “Relationship between SST students’ behaviour and their learning in the classroom”


1. How are you going to gather data?
a. Use Survey Monkey, google forms, or self-composed questionnaires
for students, teachers and/or parents.
b. Conduct interviews with students, teachers and parents.
e. Utilize school's past records, if any.
f. Set a quota on the number of participants of each interview
or survey to ensure realistic data are gathered.

2. How are you going to collate data?
Categorize data as follows:-
a. number of good and poor behaviour
b. for good behaviour,
factors that influenced good behaviour
c. for poor behaviour,
factors that caused poor behavioural problems

3. How are you going to sift and sort data ie. which data is important?
Identify which, if any, questions on your survey directly address the
purpose of research, in this case, directly related to
students' behaviour.
a. data  from past records especially from school are generally
considered reliable.
b. survey forms - segregate warped and genuinely filled ones.
c. survey forms from parents provides in depth insight into students
especially those alleged to have poor behaviour.

Data Analysis

  1. How are you going to analyse the data?
Categories and quantify data that has been collected.
Identify key problems and group them.

  1. How are you going to present the data?

We can have short slide presentation using keynote and it will include research objective and reasons behind for conducting research brief description of research method, graph or charts will also be used.

Our video

1. How we can present our research problem in an interesting way / a manner that grabs attention/ sets people thinking?

We can make the problem using a comical skid and have food for thought.

2. How you can present our research aims, relevancy and methodology in a clear and comprehensible manner?

We can have short slide presentation using keynote during our video.

The presentation will include:

1) Research objective and reasons behind for conducting research
2) Brief description of research method
3) Graph or charts can be used
4) Time and venue
5) Deadline
6) Team member’s names and roles

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