C&G – MPPA MEd- Unit 1- Complete

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A huge THANK YOU to my tutor, Scott – and to those who funded my place.

This was a very worthwhile undertaking, excellently resourced and managed.

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Professional Recognition in Literacy & Digital Games-based Learning/Digital Literacy

Today I received an e-mail from the GTC to confirm that I had gained Professional Recognition in Literacy & Digital Games-based Learning/Digital Literacy.

But the thing I felt most pleased about was the comment: “We enjoyed reading your submission very much.”

(;-)

Bonhomme

processing_section <- function(x){
unlist(strsplit(tolower(x), “\\W”))
}

lf <- list.files(pattern=”.txt”)
lapply(lf, function(path) processing_section(scan(path, what=”character”, sep=”\n”)))

A huge ‘Thank You’ (Merci) to Vincent Bonhomme who helped me with this code: I can now read in any number of pupil text files and have them stripped and ready for processing – frequency analysis, unique word count, etc – by simply indexing the array/table/data frame/list structure.

 

Progress? PO, Finland & Malta

Successes so far?

Continuing in the hope of further study – and to provide additional supporting material for the GTC Professional Recognition application – I have been *real* busy with textual analysis.

I’ve been able to create dispersion plots for the occurrences of ‘I’ and ‘We’in one pupil’s work from the MSc.

What will be of interest will be testing the hypothesis: Student verb usage is more sophisticated when writing socially recounted actions in-game. Or something like that

I have successfully – with the help of others’ code – created files of POS tokens for both one science booklet and the aforementioned pupil’s work: I am pleased with this.

I have then run dispersion plotting – nouns and various verb tenses.

What I need to do now is to look for correlations between

What NN and NNPs from the science booklets need to appear in the pupils’ writing to evince their learning; and what verbs co-occur.

 

City & Guilds

 

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Where do I find the time?

For CPD, one must make time.

Really enjoying the ‘Master Professional Practitioner Award for Career-Long Professional Learning’. I’ve passed Unit 1-Part 2 and hope to complete the Unit; engaging with HGIOS4 is coming up and forces me to do so.

I’ll see what comes of an application to join the EdD programme at Glasgow University; Plan B is a second Masters – this time the MEd at UWS, and only the dissertation phase.

 

POS Tagging of the BAS Booklet

POSWThanks to the web, I managed to cobble together R code which identified and sent to a text file the Parts of Speech used in the school’s, ‘Becoming a Scientist’ booklet.

As you can see (for the first 20 words of 1522):

NNP
NNP
NNP
NNP
NNP
NNP
NNP
NNP
NNP
VBG
DT
NNP
NNP
NNP
VBG
DT
NNP
NNP
IN
DT

I’m interested in correlations between the science content and verb/personal pronoun gravity. For example, the choice of verbs, ‘you’, ‘I’ and ‘we’ – does this affect retention/recall? And what about during after gameplay?

This code will also benefit deep analysis of pupils’ texts produced: pronoun/verb dispersion; lexical sophistication relating to game narrative recall.

And much more.

Finally!

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Finally managed to track down a reasonably priced copy…

I’m hoping to build a Corpus of MCC-related pupil texts through the BGE; I have one year, and if I can trace S1s that were reassigned midway (chronic staffing issues) I’m in a good position…