Module 7: Generic Skills
Basic Methods of Instruction
1.Kinds of Learning
Generic Skills Lesson Critique
a. A description of the simplest kind of case for the skill.
b. A list of the dimensions of divergence for the thinking skill.
b. The sequence for introducing each new dimension of divergence.
c. The components of the thinking skill (procedures, principles, etc.) for the simplest level of complexity.
d. A chronological lesson plan for the simplest level of complexity
in your sequence. It should show what components should be taught in what
order, what tactics should be used to teach each component, how the tactics
should be implemented, how the instruction should be integrated with the
school corporation's existing courses (at whatever grade level is appropriate
for this level of complexity), and how you can maintain as holistic as
possible an approach to teaching the thinking skill at this level of complexity,
without overloading the students with too much new stuff.
Project: Generic Skills Lesson Design
a. Pick a generic skill which is fairly small (manageable) in scope. Of course, it must not be anything we have discussed in this course.
b. Select your target population of learners so that the content is of moderate difficulty (3 on a scale of 1-5). Assume that none of your learners has already learned your task, and that all of your learners have already mastered all prerequisites for it.
c. Your blueprint should have the usual header information:
Then for one of the levels of complexity, the blueprint should have a separate section with prescriptions in the form of a chronological listing of the tactics you would use to teach each piece of content (in a left-hand column) and an indication of how you would implement them (in a right-hand column).Ý
Finally, in still another section of the blueprint, list some domain-dependent content from a variety of courses your students would be taking (say, two pieces of content from each course). This content should be appropriate to serve as examples and practice for the chosen level of complexity.Ý
You do not need to develop instruction for this assignment, just the
blueprint (about 3-5 pages).
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