How to Make Your Classes Better/Exercise 1

Think of a class in which you were recently involved. (Preferably as a teacher but if this is not possible than as a student or an observer.)


Q1. Describe the context of the class

In order to respond to Q1 you might like to ask yourself the following questions:
  • Who were the learners?
  • Why were they there?
  • What might they have already known that was relevant to the session?
  • What was the intention of the teacher?



Q2. Describe the content of the class:

In order to respond to Q2 you might like to ask yourself the following questions:
  • What was presented in the class?
  • How was it presented?
  • Were there any activities which involved the students interacting with each other?
  • What materials were provided?



Q3. Describe the consequences of the class:

In order to respond to Q3 you might like to ask yourself the following questions:
  • Can you identify what the intended learning outcomes for the session were?
  • Can you identify when and how the students were made aware of the intended learning outcomes?
  • Were the intended outcomes achieved by the students? How do you know?
  • Were there consequences which were not relevant to the intended outcomes?
  • Were these good or bad?



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