Ch 6: Curriculum Planning & Classroom Strategies

About This Chapter

Gauge your familiarity with major curriculum planning components and classroom strategies using the lessons in this chapter. The key characteristics of curriculum are highlighted.

Curriculum Planning & Classroom Strategies - Chapter Summary

Different kinds of learning including observational and cognitive are included for your review in this refresher chapter. You will look over material on professional growth, reflection and other elements of impactful teaching. The engaging lessons will also re-acquaint you with the following other issues:

  • Planning curriculum for ESL students
  • Curriculum mapping
  • Schemata

Each of the fun video lessons in this chapter can be completed in approximately five minutes. Use the convenient video tags to reexamine specific points in a particular video lesson, as you choose. Check your grasp of each lesson by taking practice quizzes throughout the chapter and the exam at the end.

6 Lessons in Chapter 6: Curriculum Planning & Classroom Strategies
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies

1. What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies

We all learn new things every day, but how is 'learning' defined in educational psychology? This lesson covers the definition of learning, different types of learning, and discusses learning styles.

What is Curriculum?

2. What is Curriculum?

Teachers are often asked to design or work with particular curricula, but rarely do we get a chance to talk about what curriculum actually is. This lesson gets you toward a definition and gives you a few key guiding points to work with.

What is Curriculum Mapping?

3. What is Curriculum Mapping?

In this lesson we will discuss what a curriculum map is. Topics we will cover include what to include in a curriculum map, who writes a curriculum map, and what things to consider when writing a curriculum map.

Knowledge Organization: Schemata and Scripts

4. Knowledge Organization: Schemata and Scripts

How does your mind organize the world? When you see a new animal, can you easily tell if it's a bird, mammal or fish? Categories and mental structures, such as types of animals, are called schemata. This lesson discusses different types of schemata and why they are important.

Becoming an Effective Teacher

5. Becoming an Effective Teacher

Understanding the principles and theories of educational psychology is essential for teachers but simply understanding is not enough. Future teachers must embrace sound educational principles and seek opportunities for growth throughout their careers. This lesson will focus on the qualities of an effective teacher, including pedagogical content knowledge awareness, reflective teaching and action research.

ESL Curriculum Development

6. ESL Curriculum Development

This lesson will highlight some ways in which curriculum can be developed for English as a second language (ESL) classrooms and learners, as well as go over some instructional strategies to help support ESL students develop their language skills.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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