Theories, Principles and Models in Education and Training

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Unit 3: Theories,
Principles and
Models in Education
and Training
Consolidation of micro
teach planning
Aims of session:
Established a firm area/topic for individual micro teach
Devise a lesson plan in full
Identify different types of learning theory and apply an appropriate one to your lesson
and rationale based on your research and existing knowledge
Identify a basic understanding of the cognitive and constructivist learning theory
schools of thought
Consider how theory will be used in your session and write a draft rationale drawing
on specific theory/thoughts/models
Plan and prepare resources as required
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15 minute lesson example
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Planning a 15 minute session…
Let’s prepare a lesson as a group
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What should be included in your
lesson plan rationale?
Writing a lesson plan rationale:
What to include…
Why you have planned the activities that you
have/why you’ve selected the topic/lesson
subject matter
Refer to how you have included the VAK model
in your planning and how you will demonstrate
Kolb’s experiential learning cycle in action
Which learning theory best suits your teaching
style/approach to the lesson’s delivery, i.e.
behaviourism, humanism, cognitism etc.
How you will address individual learning needs
in your planning

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Kolb’s learning cycle
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Lesson resources:
Power point
YouTube clips/videos
Diagram/images/pictures
Flash cards
Worksheets/surveys/
Materials and equipment: paper, pens, calculators, compass etc etc
Apps
Researching and selecting a
learning theory

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Which theorists and theories have
we looked at so far?

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Behaviourism VS Constructivism
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Session tasks:
Lesson planning workshop
Complete your draft of your lesson plan and agree it with me, talk through it
with peers also
Research into appropriate theories that you could call on in your rationale and
lesson plan
Write your 300 word rationale in draft form and discuss with me
Plan and prepare the resources you will need to deliver your session