Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Lesson plan templates:
Clock face lesson planning
What is Learning?
Presentation on ‘What is Learning?’ (download from here)
Activity 1: Write what you think learning is on the Padlet wall below
Roles, responsibilities, boundaries, motivation and barriers
Activity 1: Analyse own role and identify associated responsibilities and boundaries to teaching, add your thoughts to this document
Activity 2: Identify 3 barriers to learning and how you could support students to get around these – post to moodle.
Further information on Motivation:
Planning theory into practice
These videos discuss Bloom’s Taxonomy further:
(include measurable objectives for each session)
Activity 2: Create a lesson plan that describes possible teaching and learning approaches in your specialist area, which are inclusive and motivational – include notes that critically evaluate the plan. Email this to your tutor.
Meeting needs; communication, differentiation, inclusivity, additional support
Presentation on approaches to behaviour Management
Activity 1: Explore the Human Givens approach to behaviour Management and post your thoughts to the padlet below
Presentation on communication skills
Activity 2: Choose three communication skills and critically appraise these in reference to teaching and add your appraisal to the discussion forum on Moodle.
Why assess? – Types and models of assessment
Activity 1: What is the purpose of assessment and how is it used in your subject area? Add your thoughts to this prezi.
Activity 2: Identify the differences between initial, diagnostic, summative and formative assessment – submit to moodle
Theories and principles of assessment
Activity 1: Read page 13-15 of Race’s paper on assessment and choose three assessment methods used in your subject area and examine the strengths and weaknesses of these, including VARCS (discuss these methods with your mentor and include their comments) – email your tutor
Activity 2: Summarise your thoughts on these two articles and submit to the forum on Moodle
Questioning and feedback. Self- and peer-assessment
Activity 1: Examine question types and questioning strategies and apply to own teaching context Identify the need for constructive feedback as a vehicle for effective learning and links between feedback and motivation, quality and inclusivity issues. Email this to your tutor.
Self- and Peer-assessment
- Increases student involvement and motivation if done in a supportive environment
- Increase amount and dimensions of feedback
- Creates greater awareness of how assessment criteria and marks are achieved
- Is formative assessment in itself
- Both will probably need a tutor-produced proforma to guide activity
Innovative teaching, learning and assessment
Watch this video and identify ways to innovate in teaching, learning and assessment. Also, examine issues of inclusivity in relation to assessment
Ideas for Innovative Assessment:
Padlet.com – Interactive ‘post-it’ wall
audioboo – Make your own podcast
Touchcast – Make your own news programmes
Educannon – Add interactivity to videos
Aurasma – Augmented Reality
Textwall – SMS system for teaching and learning
Twitter – Short status service
- The module review can be accessed via moodle