To structure teaching and learning in a curriculum area

Aim

To structure teaching and learning in a curriculum area. 

Reflection

For a topic you plan to teach, think about how the knowledge might be presented and how teaching might be sequenced.  Using your pedagogic subject knowledge and understanding of your students, how might you approach this?

Identify possible tasks and activities.  Experiment with the scheduling of activities to arrive at your first draft plan. 

Examine the structure you are considering and identify where you will have input, and where there will be student activity? What does the balance look like?  Where are the opportunities for interaction?   

Think about the ways in which your selection builds on previous work the students have done and prepares them for future work on their programme.

Think about time.  How many sessions will you need? Have you got enough?

Are there opportunities for you to take stock with the students to share what has been achieved, what is working well and what barriers they are encountering?

Revise your programme as necessary.

Keep the structure under review as you plan.  Make it a focus of your evaluation and adjust your planning accordingly.