Lesson Plan Component #1: Bloom’s Taxonomy
I selected this resource because it explained to me what Bloom’s Taxonomy is and how it can be useful for my instruction. As stated in the resource, Bloom’s Taxonomy uses a multi-tiered scale to classify education goals, describing the degree to which instructors want their students to comprehend and use concepts, to demonstrate particular skills, and to have their values, attitudes, and interests affected. Through learning about Bloom’s Taxonomy, I can better structure my course so that the assessments and the activities selected will be most appropriate and effective in achieving each measurable learning objectives.
Website URL: http://teaching.uncc.edu/learning-resources/articles-books/best-practice/goals-objectives/blooms-educational-objectives
Lesson Plan Component #2: Characteristics of Adult Learners
Understanding the importance of knowing my target audience, I chose this resource because it taught me the different cognitive and social characteristic of the adult learners. These are valuable information to me, because now that I understand what my target audiences are like, I can plan my lecture accordingly and manage my class differently so as to capitalize on the some of these positive characteristics. In the future when preparing for my lesson, I will provide the right course content and structure, tailoring my lecture to these characteristics so as to maximize my students’ learning experience.
Website URL: http://elearningindustry.com/8-important-characteristics-of-adult-learners
Lesson Plan Component #3: Creating a Positive Learning Environment
I selected this resource because it enhanced my understanding of what creating a positive learning environment is about and why it is important from an educational perspective. In particular, I agreed with the article that it is the responsibility of the instructor to create a positive learning environment where the students can feel “comfortable, safe, and engaged” so that they will strive and be more successful. Some of the important factors contributing to a positive learning environment are ambience, expectations, and relativity. These are things in which I will definitely think about when preparing for my lecture in the future.
Website URL: http://www.footprintsrecruiting.com/teacher-community/blog/how-create-positive-learning-environment
Lesson Plan Component #4: Motivational Techniques
Understanding that there’s a positive relationship between motivation and learning performance, I chose this resource because it taught me the importance of not only managing the extrinsic expectation (grades and career etc.) of the students, but also employing various instructional strategies to create intrinsic value for the students. An interesting point mentioned in the resource is that when students see value in what they are working toward, they become engaged learners that are intrinsically motivated. This resource will improve the delivery of my instruction as I will be implementing these strategies in my lesson planning to spark student’s intrinsic motivation.
Website URL: http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-and-learning/nine-strategies-to-spark-adult-students-intrinsic-motivation/
Lesson Plan Component #5: Assessment
The reason why I selected this resource was because it taught me how to be strategic with the selection and incorporation of different assessment methods in the design of the course so that the assessment tools are appropriate for the learning outcome of the course. In addition to providing me with a deeper understanding of the pros and cons of each type and each form of assessment tools, this source also touches on some things that instructors should consider during the planning, creating and employing stage of assessment tools for the course. I find this useful in improving my instruction.
Website URL: http://ae.gov.sk.ca/evergreen/science/part5/portion02.shtml
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