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Devising own evaluation framework

Dr Dean Dudley has devised the following tasks to help you design your own observable learning framework that is relevant for your practice and your students. We hope the following allows you to evaluate the impact of your teaching on your students’ learning and also diagnose the next learning opportunities for your students.

Task 1: Selecting the context

You will need to choose:

  • A grade level (age group)
  • A learning domain (cognitive, affective, physical (or psychomotor) or social)
  • A physical activity
  • An outcome you would like your students to reach

Task 2: Identifying progression rates

Based on the identified context, what would your students do in each progression?

  • Prestructural
  • Unistructural
  • Multistructural
  • Relational
  • Extended Abstract

Write down how each progression differs


Learning domain: Physical

Outcome: Student can move the ball up and down the court on both sides of the body Progression:

  • Prestructural - student cannot dribble on either side of the body
  • Unistructural - student can dribble on one side of the body using one body part
  • Multistructural - student can dribble on one side of the body using multiple body parts
  • Relational - student can dribble on both sides of the body and move up and down the court
  • Extended abstract - student can effectively move the ball around the court using numerous body parts i.e. juggling

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Outstanding Physical Education Lessons

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