The Process of Lesson Design
From OER in Education
The process of lesson design
The process of lesson design is summarised below. The flowchart emphasises that lesson design can be viewed as a series of decisions, each leading to and providing a foundation for the next, building a planned series of episodes.
Locate the lesson or sequence of lessons in the context of
- the scheme of work;
- pupils’ prior knowledge;
- your knowledge about the class & individuals in it
Identify the learning objective(s) for pupils
Structure the lesson as a series of episodes by separating the learning into distinct stages or steps, each of which has a specific outcome, by selecting
- the best pedagogic approach to meet the learning objectives;
- the most appropriate teaching and learning strategies and techniques;
- the most effective organisation for each episode.
Ensure coherence by providing
- a stimulating start to the lesson that relates to the objective(s);
- transitions between episodes which recapitulate and launch new episodes;
- a final plenary that reviews learning.
- This resource is part of the DfES resource "Pedagogy and practice: Teaching and learning in secondary schools" (ref: 0423-2004G) which can be downloaded from the National Archives http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110809101133/nsonline.org.uk/node/97131 The whole resource (512 pages) can be downloaded as a pdf File:Pedagogy and Practice DfES.pdf
- The resource booklets, and many 'harvested' documents are available to download, generally in editable formats from the ORBIT resources, see Category:DfE.
- The videos from the accompanying DVDs are available: Video/Pedpack1 and Video/Pedpack2