Critically analyse a selection of three lessons, demonstrating the process of teaching a ‘concept’.

Explain the concept and the class – About teaching unit 7.2 This unit reviews pupils’ learning from Key Stage 2 and introduces some of the ICT Framework objectives for Year 7 in the theme ‘Finding things out’. The unit focuses on using data and information sources, and searching for, selecting and evaluating information on the Internet. Aspects of information handling are taught in English, history and mathematics. You might find it helpful to ask colleagues in these departments what they have covered before you teach this unit. You could then refer to the work pupils have done in these other subjects at appropriate points in their ICT lessons The class: Explore the theory – best practice, recent and relevant academic literature Subject knowledge – was it sufficiently comprehensive? Did I pick up on well known misconceptions and difficulties the children might have had? (If I am going to do the 7.2 set of lessons, what about referring to Piaget’s theory of learning and constructivism – examples of different types of question on questionnaires – at 11 yrs, concrete operational) Were the pupils sufficiently challenged? What resources did I use to support the delivery of the subject knowledge? How did I use my teaching to relate this aspect of the subject knowledge to the pupils’ own experience? USING EXAMPLES OF GROUPS OF PEOPLE THE PUPILS WOULD BE FAMILIAR WITH – STREET, SCHOOL, CLUBS Did I identify if the pupils had any problems that arose from the plenary section of the lesson? How has my reading on planning and evaluation impacted on my planning? DIFFERENTIATION – ANDREW SPENCER (LECTURE AND NOTES) Conclusion Where the lessons successful? Why? What would you change? Why? What have you learned? Link to theory/academic reading NEED TO INCLUDE 3 recent sources 3/5 quotes To pass: the essay is clearly linked to subject knowledge issues and provides an incisive analysis of the coherence of the scheme of work and how it targets

progression in pupil learning. The explanation shows how the activities enable the pupils to understand the topic. The essay also contain searching evaluations of the success and failures of the learning activities and explaores these in relation to the success of their subject pedagogy. It provides persuasive and practical suggestions for improvement. Examples of best practice referred to in relevant academic literature are integrated effectively into the essay to enhance the argument. To Fail: The essay is linked to the subject knowledge issues but fails to make a coherent case for how the lessons serve to sustain pupil progression in learning. Superficial consideration is given to issues of subject knowledge and pedagogy. Evaluation and suggestions for improvement are relatively slight and do not demonstrate a reflective approach to teaching and learning and the links with subject knowledge. Use of the relevant literature is perfunctory and does not underpin the analysis.

My Stuff http://constructivist-education.blogspot.com/ www.edgehill.ac.uk/ls - library books The crowded curriculum often leads to little time being set aside for the pupils to reflect on their learning and assess their own performance. (Learning to Teach ICT in the Seconday School p115) Words: Intro 60 Main body 840 Conclusion 100