From November 3, 2017 to November 5, 2017, Jiangsu’s First Practice and Innovation Ability Competition for Masters of Education was held in Suiyuan Campus of Nanjing Normal University. Graduate students from our college performed excellently in the competition. Ma Chenchen won the first prize in high school science competition group. Seven graduate students won the second and third prizes respectively in high school arts competition group.
Jiangsu’s First Practice and Innovation Ability Competition for Masters of Education was originated by Jiangsu Education Department, sponsored by Jiangsu Degree Committee Office and undertaken by Nanjing Normal University. Seventy-five competitors from seven Master of Education training units in Jiangsu participated in the competition after going through layers of selection from thousands of all that had entered for it. The competition was divided into four competition groups — preschool and primary school competition group, high school arts competition group, high school science competition group and combination group. The content of the competition included two major parts — micro-subject report and micro-teaching presentation.
Our college attached great importance to the competition after being notified of the competition in May and actively notify the graduate students in our college of entering for it and making preparations. By the end of June, over 200 graduate students from various majors had entered for the competition. Through layers of selection like materials audit and tutors’ recommendation, a total of nine graduate students such as Si Hanni, Li Yunlin, Hu Yuchen were chosen as competitors on behalf of Nanjing Normal University. Among these nine students, four would take part in high school arts competition group and five in high school science group.
Our college mobilize all the resources to provide support for these nine graduate students. For example, Dean of our college took the chair of a leader. Meetings were held in early September, where the content and requirements of the competition were introduced in detail. In addition, every competitor were provided with a professional teacher to give one-to-one instruction on micro-subject topic selection. In October, the competitors were required to report their subject again. Yang Yue, Que Li and Liu Chunqiong were invited to give instruction and suggestions.
These teachers tried hard not to let slip any problem in the aspect of the content or form, or in the aspect of the questionnaire design or data processing. They also spared no efforts to give their suggestions to the competitors to revise the reports. Under the careful guidance of such teachers as Yang Yue, the nine competitors were made clear of the existing problems with the micro-subject and they revised their reports after that.
On the eve of the competition day, our college provided offices for the nine competitors exclusively to focus on preparations and resting rooms for them during the competition. All the competitors made the final modifications to their reports under the guidance of the teachers, endeavoring to reach the best state of body and mind. Supported by the college, the nine competitors began the one-and-a-half-day competition in high spirits.
Through the fierce competition, the competitors from our college performed excellently in it. Eight out of the nine competitors won the prizes. Ma Chenchen (instructor: Xie Kaibin) won the first prize in the high school science competition group. Su Ye (instructor: Wang Yongxiang) and Si Hanni (instructor: Zhou Xiaojing) won the second prizes in the high school arts competition group. Hu Yuchen (instructor: Lu Jianlong), Li Yunling (instructor: Xiao Xiaoyan), Xie Tianyi (instructor: Zhao Yuan), Gao Qingyu (instructor: Yao Jingxiang and Qi Chunfeng) and Huangpu Xinru (instructor: Gu Jiling) won the third prizes. They all fully showed the youthful spirits of students of College of Teacher Education as well as students of Nanjing Normal University.
The innovative and practical ability competition provided the stage for numerous graduate students studying education to show their youthful spirits and communicate with each other. Promoting learning through competitions and improving teaching through competitions exert positive effects on enhancing teaching and practical ability of the graduate students studying education in our college. (Li Yunlin from College of Teacher Education)