Planning a 12 week scheme of work

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PGCE Assignment 2: Planning a 12 week scheme of work.

This assignment has been designed to plan and produce a twelve week scheme of work in association with Unit 1: BTEC ND e-Media Production course. The course is designed to develop learners’ skills and knowledge in reading, analysing and deconstructing of e-media.
Reece and Walker (2000) discuss, there are several building blocks to be considered when planning for effective learning. I will discuss the sections of the planning process that need to be considered planning for a lesson.
• Lesson content and building blocks of lesson planning.
• The methodology of Teaching and learning.
• The theories of learning and what influences planning.
• Assessment through the use of a self-evaluation pro-forma.
• Motivational and Equal Opportunities issues.
• Self –Evaluation.

Lesson content and building blocks of lesson planning
Benjamin Bloom developed an analysis of academic learning behaviours in the field of education, known as Bloom’s Taxonomy. These behaviours were categorized into three interrelated and overlapping learning domains; Cognitive, Affective, and Psychomotor domains. In this section I will describes in point each of these three learning domains.
The Cognitive Domain
The Cognitive Domain is a person’s intellectual ability. Cognitive learning behaviours are characterized by observable and unobservable skills such as comprehending information, organizing ideas, and evaluating information and actions. There are six levels of intellectual behaviour important in learning within the cognitive domain;
1. Knowledge is a starting point that includes both the acquisition of information and the ability to recall information when needed.
2. Comprehension is the basic level of understanding. It involves the ability to know what is being communicated in order to make use of the information.
3. Application is the ability to use a learned skill in a new situation.
4. Analysis separates information into part for better understanding.
5. Synthesis is the ability to combine existing ele...

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Other Sites: o Explorations in Learning & Instruction: The Theory Into Practice Database (Taxonomy) o Bloom's Taxonomy [The Teaching and Educational Development Institute] o Bloom Resources o o o o o o o [Teaching Tips, City University (Bellevue, WA)] o Guide to Theories of Learning o Internet Resources for Higher Education Outcomes Assessment []
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