Hello readers…for the time being, we are all busy completing the lesson plans, task sheets and supporting materials for A03. I should admit that it is not easy to make sure that the activity created or designed will ensure an effective student-centered, personalized learning and higher order- thinking lesson. After all, below I have included 7 possible items to ensure all those elements are included in the lessons prepared.
1~ Encourage cooperative learning
This item is very important to let the pupils learn through discussion and sharing ideas with their peers or group members. This approach helps students to see problems, make connections, motivate themselves and improve their learning.
2~ Provide opportunity to discover their own learning
This important aspect will provide children with activities that promote thinking as example, create their own story, imagine about dream transport and so on. Therefore, it gives them the opportunities and freedom to be creative and at the same time helps in their development of reasoning skills about the story or transportation created.
3~ Vary activities to accommodate pupils’ multiple learning styles.
This item is substantial as to make sure the activities designed or conducted will meet the pupils’ multiple learning styles. For instance, for those who learn best through kinaesthetic, I have designed the activity that involves movements and actions like role play, puppet theatre and etc.
4~ Utilize various resources for the pupils to manipulate.
Exposing the pupils to various resources will help in personalized learning as the pupils are given opportunity to try out various tools in expending their ideas and learning development.
5~ Promote student engagement.
This criterion should not be left out as it is important to ensure that pupils understand and get the idea of what the lesson is all about. Getting pupils to get engage in the activities conducted provide space for the pupils to express the knowledge received throughout the lesson.
6~ Connect to pupils’ previous knowledge.
Another important element that should be taken into consideration to ensure the effectiveness of the lesson taught is by connecting the pupils’ previous knowledge to present knowledge. By doing so, it will help o enhance the pupils understanding towards the topics or the lesson taught.
7~ Assessment as part of learning
Assessment is important to determine whether or not the goals or aims set are being met. Besides, it is crucial to measure the recent knowledge or skills that a student has acquired.
So that’s all for now, looking forward to see the product of this A03 to be completed soon. Hope it will run smoothly as planned 🙂