Tuesday, 7 September 2010

the first lesson

So here it is...
thoughts on the first lesson of the AKM101 module.

The essential takeaway was the 'lesson', where the class had to make squares using tangram pieces.

I've always known how effective questioning can help deliver a lesson better. How it helps the pupils to be engaged in the lesson. How certain questions asked by the teacher helps to deepen the depth of which the lesson is being taught.

But today, being at the receiving end of such questioning and scaffolding during the 'lesson on tangrams' really made me realise how my pupils may think when such questions are being posed to them.

It really isn't a matter of always getting the correct solution or answer but really the thought processes of getting that solution that's really important in an effective lesson.

Who knew that such simple questions like, "Is that the only solution?" and "How did you get that answer?" could determine how much a person learns?

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