So where do you start?
Looking at or preparing learning outcomes become very important , I see the value of working backwards and asking 'what do I want them to be able to do?'
This is what I came up with;
Practical session - demonstration - restaurant - Where
- Background to tea/origins/different types (5mins)
Heat pot (why?)
2 tea bags (1 per person, 1 for pot)
Brew time (explain)
Pour hot water over tea bags in pot
Tea cup, saucer, spoon
Extra pot for hot water
Practical (10 mins)
In pairs make a pot of tea for each other, using method demonstrated
Evaluation/feedback at the end.
When - 20 minute session, could be morning or afternoon as the session is practical.
Why - Aim to make a good cup of tea
What - Equipment required
How - (Flow) Background, demonstration, practical.
I considered what the learner brought to the session e.g. Prior or little knowledge and this would be tested during the introduction.
I considered the learner, the demands of the session and ensured they knew what to do by demonstrating the session first.
The back ground theory and demonstration would be teacher centred, the practical and evaluation would be student centred.
I also considered 'what do I want them to be able to do?"
Other factors that I did not take into consideration were; the size of the group, room needed and access to equipment.
- What the student will do; make a cup of tea
- In what context; Observe, then practise
- How well he/she will do it; Taste test, suitable for commercial sale
The successful student has reliably demonstrated the ability to;
- Prepare all equipment necessary to make a cup of tea
- Make a good cup of tea
I have prepared a lesson plan with learning outcomes for a session I held just recently. The way this has differed from previous lesson plans is that I have spent more time considering the student and what they will actively do in the class session and what they will come away with.
Carroll, J. (2001). Writing learning outcomes: some suggestions. Retrieved Feb 20, 2013, from http://www.brookes.ac.uk/services/ocsld/resources/writing_learning_outcomes.html