Saturday 5 February 2011

Analysing a lesson - Theory of Knowledge

This week I was asked to present some sessions for Year 12 IB classes taking Theory of Knowledge. The teachers needed students to be reminded of how to find a range of sources and generate ideas for their orals and essays. This presentation, given twice, worked very well with one large group and was less successful with a smaller second group. That set me thinking about the success or otherwise of lessons in different circumstances we encounter which are so dependent on a variety of factors.
  • student expectations, background knowledge and learning styles
  • staff expectations
  • my own delivery methods
  • time of day
  • ambient temperature and a dozen other variables.

Revise, update and improve is a common motto for me but in the meantime several students and staff have followed through with further queries.

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