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Summary: starting points for teaching

Recognising how misconceptions and incorrect ideas can sometimes arise from children’s many experiences both in and out of school.

This week you have explore the importance of planning for formative opportunities. You’ve considered planning using misconceptions and sources of evidence of misconceptions. You’ve then explored the significance of sharing learning intentions and success criteria.

If you teach science, our Teaching Practical Science program includes further guidance about creating learning intentions and success criteria. In particular, the Biology course goes into some depth on this aspect which you may find transferable to your own subject.

Reflect on your learning this week

Now is the time to complete your reflection grid if you have not already done so. It’s useful to keep a note of your thoughts, ideas shared by other participants and new practices you’ve developed as a record of your professional development on this course.
Share below how the course has reaffirmed or progressed your thinking about either:
  • Using misconceptions for planning.
  • Sharing learning intentions and success criteria.
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Planning for Learning: Formative Assessment

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