reaching towards A03

“Reflect on your journey for A03 by listing out  7 possible items which will ensure an effective student-centred, personalised, higher-order-thinking lesson.Desribe each of those possible item.”

The first thing come in mind when I read those lines in my email was like “OOhh nOO….did I missed or forgot something?”….and that is a BIG YESS..i forgot that Im  running out of time for my Assignment 3….ooH..i really need to speed up since I only have 2 weeks left….anyhow…I just finished doing the first lesson for this assignment and yess it release out a bit of the tense …Hopefully this one will be approved by Ms.Ng.hu3…thanks Ms Ng and Ms Masyitah for helping us a lot…..

Anyway…back to the main purpose~~listing 7 items will ensure an effective student-centred, personalised, higher-order-thinking lesson~~

and these are the 7 items:

1. Designing lesson that can trigger their mind and develop their intellectual dimension.

During the lesson, we will include questions or activities that can trigger their mind and also challenges their creative and critical thinking. By doing this, the students will be able to activate their knowledge in mind and develop it through out the learning and  making them active learners. This will promote a higher order thinking skills as they will use their minds and thoughts to solve the problems given in questions or activities prepares for them.

2. Deliver instruction through multiple forms of media

Most of the lesson designed for this Assignment three are using multiple forms of media. We are using,  computers, LCD projector, cd player and many more in order to ensure the effectiveness of the lesson. This variety usage of media will also attract the students in participating and involving themselves in the lesson. This surely promote the personalized learning since deliver instruction through multiple forms of media is one of the criteria underpin the personalized learning.

3. Give the freedom for the students to work in their own ways.

This way of teaching will give the chances for the students to explore themselves and develop their own skills. We as teachers might not seen their capability until they can proof it to us. So, by letting them using their own way and develop their own skill, they will have the opportunity to show and proof it to the class. Plus, they will have the chances to move on to the next step without waiting for the other students hence will not disturb their learning development. This will ensure the effectiveness of personalized learning since this is also one of the criteria in implementing personalized learning in class.

4. Implementing group work in most of the lesson.

As we all know, group work will always be the effective ways in encouraging students centered and personalized learning. It is because, through group work, the students will be able to not only works by themselves but also has the chances to get along and sociolize with each other. They will feel more confidence when working in a group and they will also has the chances to help others as well as improving themselves with the help of the other group members. This will be easier for teachers to facilitate and monitor the students works and also saving lots of time since he doesnt really need to monitor and handle the students individually at time.

5.Consideration of the students’ prior knowledge

Before designing the activities, we really need to know the students’ basic and prior knowledge. Once we know what their prior knowledge is, it will be easier for us to design the activities for them. Knowing their prior knowledge is really important since it will somehow effect the effectiveness of the lesson. The students will easily understand the current lesson if it related to their prior knowledge. They will be more motivated to learn since they already have some input of the knowledge and they will be curious to know more about it.

6. Teacher and peer assessment and feedback.

As we all know, assessment and feedback are two important elements that should not be neglected during the teaching and learning session. By having assessment and feedbacks from other people, the students will be able to identify and realized their own mistakes as well as improving and correcting their mistakes based on the assessment and feedbacks given to them. Hence for the lesson plans, we make sure that there will be some time for assessment and feedbacks regardless from the teacher or their peers in the end of the lesson. This session will be the time where the students can know whether they had doing well or  not through the lesson. They will be aware of their achievement and this will motivate them to do better next time.  Not only that, teacher will also be able to know the effectiveness of the lesson from this session.

7. ICT usage.

Most of lesson designed for this Assignement 3 are ICT based ! Even for the school that not provided with LCD projector or computer lab, we still use ICT as one of the tools that helping us in designing the lesson. We will at least use ICT to make or design task sheet for the students and we will print and make copies for the students. In addition, lots of  ICT tools that were given to us by the lectures are useful for the teaching and learning session. We had choose and make use some of it for our lesson.   This will really useful for us since it will vary our teaching aids in class.

I think thats all 7 elements that i can share with you guys here. Hopefully it will reach the objective that the lecturer wanted. Feel free to comment and give feedbacks~~adiooSS~~


4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by beeguat on March 28, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Hi Firah!! I really enjoyed reading your entry! It’s very comprehensive and I think you have covered all the items needed to ensure student-centered, personalised and higher order thinking lessons! Good job! I like item number 3 the most, pupils need to be given the room for self-development instead of telling them what they should/should not do all the times! Bravo girl~ =)


  2. thanks dear bee guat…hu3. yess i also like item no 3. I think I will apply this to my students in the future.hu3..thanks once again ~


  3. Hi fira!
    It’s interesting to read your entry as I gain a lot of useful information…hehe
    Based on the items, the success of the lesson is still on us right. I mean, we have to play our role to ensure all these items are applied in the lessons. Good job, fira! 🙂


  4. hi fiera,

    well said!i agree with your number 3 point which is to give freedom for students to work on their own. i guess by giving them much freedom to choose their own learning areas, they will have the chance to know themselves better. some of them might have hidden talent which teachers do not know, hence by giving them freedom to conquer their own learning, we are indirectly giving them chance to success 🙂


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