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Jo Richards
5 April 2016

Context:

2nd Year FdSc (level 5) students from a variety of land based courses, including animal management, agriculture, horticulture, arboriculture.  Approximately 65 in total located within a traditional lecture theatre space with a capacity of 120 students.  1 hour Personal research project lecture (seminar groups are held within section), recapping previous session that was covered by a colleague

Course:

FdSc Y2 all courses

Unit:

Personal Research Project

Tutor: Jo Richards

Location:

LT1

Lesson Title:

Aims, Objectives, Hypotheses recap

Date:

16/11/15

Week No:

17

Group composition and any individual learning needs (consider differentiation, learning styles, initial assessment):

Up to 80 learners in total:

  • Mix of programmes including Animal Management, Equine, Hort, Agriculture and allied programmes

 

  • Mix of ages from 19 to mature learners of 40+

 

  • All have progressed to final year of programme so are capable of achieving but levels vary from 40-70%+ in proposal

 

  • Additional learning support for some students present for note taking

 

  • Some students use Dictaphone devices to record sessions

 

  • PP notes to be on Moodle before session (purposely not for this one due to nature of activities – but note added to assure this is intentional and will not detract from session)

 

  • Some AM students can become distracted and start relevant but separate conversations so need to use activities to ensure engagement

 

  • Some expected absences notified via PM

LP shared with LSA

General Aims (including reference to Learning Outcomes covered):

  • Recap plenary knowledge from previous set of sessions (as cover tutor last week due to HAU review)

 

  • Reinforce key aspects of aims, objectives, hypotheses added in as discrete session due to proposal feedback

 

Specific Learning Objectives - by the end of the session ALL learners will be able to:

  • Identify the purpose of a lit review

 

  • Work in a group to define aims, objectives and hypotheses

 

  • Identify some core aspects to each of the above

 

  • Have information to enable them to improve their proposal a/o/h for main project

 

and by the end of the session SOME learners may be able to:

  • Complete an action plan to enable them to improve their proposal a/o/h for main project

 

  • Support peers in improving their plans

 

Skills for Life / Transferable Skills developed (including reference to Basic / Key Skills covered):

  • Discussion; Writing; Verbal Communication

 

  • ILT – use of technology to complete tasks

 

  • Reflection

 

  • Planning / timing of workload
 

Timing

/ Tutor Activity

Learning Activity

Resources

5m

Take register

Address issues of student lateness / non-attendance

Register

5m

Introduce Lesson Plan/ Learning Objectives

Opportunity to seek clarification / organise thoughts / notes for tasks

PPT

10m

Tweet activity

Students to work in groups to prepare a series of ‘tweets’ to recap their learning from the last set of sessions and particularly the last session that was covered by as guest tutor due to HAU review

PPT

Timer video

Moodle

Smart phone / other internet accessible devices

5m

Tutor led discussion

Tutor led but discussion on previous encounters with aims / objectives/ hypotheses and where we are in the process and the importance of getting this session correct and that it can be developed whilst data may be ongoing

 

PPT

15m

Round robin

Group task to define and explain key factors relating to aims / objectives and hypotheses. Output to be photographed for upload to Moodle

 

PPT

Paper/pens

Tablet

10m

Action plan

Depending on depth gone into with Round robin this may be started in class or set as development task for seminars / in own time. Students to take learning and apply to their own work. Extension students to peer review and assist each other.

PPT

Mind maps

 

10m

Q&A / next week

Opportunity to ask any questions and understanding of next week’s session plan

PPT

 

Timing’s are approximate and subject to change depending on engagement / value each task is offering to overall plan.

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