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MemberApril 5, 2020 at 4:08 am
In Hong Kong, chapters of textbooks are presented using the idea of spiralling. Each topic is taught in 6 to 8 school days.
Step 1: Know what you need to teach
Step 2: Assess by learning goal or standards
Step 3: Create topics, strands or big ideas
Step 4: Plan your cycles, spirals or chunks
Step 5: Be comfortable changing your plan
Step 6: Interleave your assessments
Out of the 6 steps of spiralling, step 3 needs to be enhanced as teachers here usually teach in the order of the agreed scheme of work. Seldom do teachers create topics or try out big ideas. We insert collaborative learning activities like estimation activity in F.1, travelling activity in F.2, experiential learning activity in F.4 on one of the school days per year. That’s certainly insufficient. There’s room for improvement. Perhaps with the help of flipped classroom, more time can be left for implementing special collaborative learning activities per month.