51 Ways to Introduce Learning Objectives
During the very dynamic seminar from Claire Gadby’s – ‘Proving Pupil Progress’ a colleague posted question, well, it was more of a request really.
If you know of more exciting ways to introduce a lesson objective then I would be interested to know.
Seeing that as an opportunity I set arbitrarily posed a target of 50 and set about crowd sourcing the answer. With plenty of tweeting, cajoling and exhortation with quickly hit 34, however the size of challenge soon became evident as we hit the 40s. I resorted to electronic or resource gifts, in exchange for the final 10 suggestions; poems for ‘Poetry’ day, speeches, inspirational quote lists, Moodle courses, and the like.
Now, at 51 there is plenty strategies to explore, or you can read David Didau first 5 days teaching / exploration / testing of the list. David is quiet a remarkable colleague.
The list is still open, so go ahead and add to it if your wish.
IMHO Learning Objectives impact on almost every lesson. On student engagement, on whether or not students are interested in what is about to take place. They can challenge students, focus learning and raise confidence in the learning process. The can set the parameters of independence as well as promote collaboration and inclusive if delivered in an open manner. Learning Objectives can promote a depth of learning , especially when students see how they can build on prior
knowledge/skills/understanding. Hence, one could argue providing a sense of achievement.