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Activity Planning and Reflection
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In this session you will learn about keeping a reflective journal as ...

In this session you will learn about keeping a reflective journal as part of the process of ongoing reflective practice, and using reflective questions to aid this process, differences between an interactive teaching classroom and a traditional classroom, using mini blackboards and digital images as tools in an interactive teaching activity, and using the Think-Pair-Share technique to encourage cooperative learning.

Success criteria.
To meet the learning intentions you will record reflections on trialled activities in a learning journal soon after the activities have been carried out, and use reflective questions to help structure journal entries, accept that during interactive teaching the classroom may be more noisy and children may move around independently, plan an activity that makes use of mini blackboards and digital images, and trial it in the classroom, and plan an activity using the Think-Pair-Share technique that allows students to interact with each other, and trial it in the classroom.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
University of Cambridge
Provider Set:
University of Cambridge Faculty of Education
Author:
Abel Makonga
Agness Tembo
Bjoern Hassler
Janet Blair
Nitu Duggal
Sara Hennessy
Wei Shin Leong
Concept Mapping
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In this session you will learn about concept mapping as a technique ...

In this session you will learn about concept mapping as a technique to promote interactive teaching, developing ideas for concept maps, encouraging talk that involves reasoning and building on others’ ideas.

Success criteria.
To meet the learning intentions you will take part in a whole group brainstorm activity and record the results as a concept map, plan, present/listen to others present a concept map and use supportive dialogue, plan a concept mapping activity for use in the classroom

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
University of Cambridge
Provider Set:
University of Cambridge Faculty of Education
Author:
Abel Makonga
Agness Tembo
Bjoern Hassler
Janet Blair
Nitu Duggal
Sara Hennessy
Wei Shin Leong
Designing Interactive Lesson Plans
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In this session you will learn about: - using lesson templates as ...

In this session you will learn about:
- using lesson templates as a tool when planning interactive lessons;
- designing interactive lesson plans to include a range of interactive techniques;
- planning to use effective questions by referring to Bloom's Taxonomy.

Success criteria.
To meet the learning intentions you will:
- watch a sequence of videos and map them on to an interactive lesson plan;
- plan an interactive lesson using a lesson template;
- complete a range of activities to become familiar with Bloom's hierarchy of question types.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
University of Cambridge
Provider Set:
University of Cambridge Faculty of Education
Author:
Abel Makonga
Agness Tembo
Bjoern Hassler
Janet Blair
Nitu Duggal
Sara Hennessy
Wei Shin Leong
Enquiry-based Learning and Project Work
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The unit introduces how to work in an “enquiry-based” way, for instance ...

The unit introduces how to work in an “enquiry-based” way, for instance learning through project work and in-depth, open-ended investigations. We explore a way of teaching and learning that encourages students to take the initiative to pose questions and explore their curiosity about the world around them, through a process of enquiry.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
University of Cambridge
Provider Set:
University of Cambridge Faculty of Education
Author:
Abel Makonga
Agness Tembo
Bjoern Hassler
Janet Blair
Nitu Duggal
Sara Hennessy
Wei Shin Leong
Group Work
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This unit introduces group work, how to agree on ground rules, and ...

This unit introduces group work, how to agree on ground rules, and what sort of resources support group work (such as “talking points” and digital resources). In detail, the unit covers
- exploratory talk,
- same task group work,
- different tasks group work,
- group composition and formation,
- ground rules for group work,
- carousel of activities for group work,
- mixed pace group work and differentiation, and
- talking points activity for promoting group interaction.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
University of Cambridge
Provider Set:
University of Cambridge Faculty of Education
Author:
Abel Makonga
Agness Tembo
Bjoern Hassler
Janet Blair
Nitu Duggal
Sara Hennessy
Wei Shin Leong
When to Use Group Work and How to Manage It
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In this session you will learn about: when and why to use ...

In this session you will learn about:
when and why to use group work in the classroom and three different aspects of managing group work:
- group composition and formation
- ground rules during group work
- group size and seating arrangement
- "carousel" group work (sometimes called a circus of activities) where different groups do the same activities but in a different order

Success criteria.
To meet the learning intentions you will participate in a magic microphone reasoning activity, suggesting a specific example of when group work could be used in the classroom with reasons, work as part of a small group on one aspect of managing group work and prepare and deliver a presentation on it to the whole group, actively listen to other groups presentations on two other aspects of managing group work, watch a video and discuss 'carousel' group work, thinking particularly about its use in a limited resource environment

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
University of Cambridge
Provider Set:
University of Cambridge Faculty of Education
Author:
Abel Makonga
Agness Tembo
Bjoern Hassler
Janet Blair
Nitu Duggal
Sara Hennessy
Wei Shin Leong
Whole Class Dialogue and Effective Questioning
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The unit’s focus is whole class dialogue and effective questioning. It covers ...

The unit’s focus is whole class dialogue and effective questioning. It covers creating a supportive environment for dialogue, introducing cumulative talk – creating a story together, promoting and managing whole class discussion, types and examples of effective questions to ask in class, and how to engage students in activity at the blackboard.
At the end of this unit we consider how to communicate with other teachers at the school, with parents, head teachers, as well as officials who might seek to assess your new teaching practices. It also includes some material to support school leaders in providing a conducive learning environment for their staff.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
University of Cambridge
Provider Set:
University of Cambridge Faculty of Education
Author:
Abel Makonga
Agness Tembo
Bjoern Hassler
Janet Blair
Nitu Duggal
Sara Hennessy
Wei Shin Leong