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Evaluating lesson plans

Over the past few steps you have reviewed your pedagogical content knowledge, including both subject knowledge and strategies for teaching and learning. Now you will apply this to evaluate some example lesson plans.

You can choose to look at either a Key Stage 1 (learners aged 5–7) or Key Stage 2 (learners aged 7–11) learning sequence. The e-Learning and Information Management team, part of Somerset’s Support Services for Education, have kindly agreed to two of their plans being used for this evaluation task. Each of their learning sequences begins with a summary of activities and lists the learning outcomes and preparation that will be required. Detailed plans are then set out for each lesson.

You should consider:

  • The semantic wave that is taking place
  • Examples of pedagogies you explored in previous weeks
  • Things that could work well with your learners
  • Amendments or improvements to include more of the strategies explored in this course
  • Changes you could suggest to achieve the right cognitive load for your learners
  • Different instructional approaches you could include
  • Amendments that may be needed to develop the attitudes of computational thinking

Choose to evaluate either of these learning sequences:

Share your comments about one of these learning sequences in the comments section below.

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Programming Pedagogy in Primary Schools: Developing Computing Teaching

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