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Issue 2: Developing appropriate teaching approaches

 

Task 2.1 - Approaches and strategies

A Curriculum for Excellence encourages teachers to be innovative in learning and teaching approaches. Developing appropriate teaching approaches to support all learners is the responsibility of all teachers.

  • Listen to the teaching approaches the following teachers, pupils and parents have found helpful. The first set are general the second are more subject specific
  • Note these on task sheet 2.1
  • Identify some further approaches which you have found helpful and share these with your group
  • Note down any approaches from the videos and/or your group discussion which you might want to incorporate into your classroom practice

Task sheet C2.1 - Approaches and strategies

Useful teaching approaches identified from video clips:

Further approaches identified from group discussions:

Approaches to incorporate into classroom practice:

General approaches

Teacher/pupil interaction


Grant Cowan

 

• Teacher interaction with pupil is best form of accommodation


Mind maps


Ann Owen - Literacy Base teacher - West Lothian Council

 

• Mind maps



Dorothy Connelly - P6 to S2 coordinator
Stonelaw High
 

• Mind maps



Lisa
Craigievar Primary
 

• Mind maps are helpful


Metacognitive strategies


Carolan Burnet - PT Literacy Sevices - West Lothian Council

 

• Strategies for subject teachers



Ann Owen - Literacy Base teacher - West Lothian Council

 

• Metacognitive strategies


Word banks


Alan Barbour

 

• Word banks help pupils with dyslexia



Corrine Digges
Kincorth Academy
 

• Word banks are helpful


Subject specific

Science


Peter Macklin
James Young High
 

• Demonstrations enhance written instructions



Peter Macklin
James Young High
 

• Co-ordination difficulties can be a problem



Peter Macklin
James Young High
 

• Using labels supports reading


English


Francesca McKenzie
Cults Academy
 

• Scaffolding written work


French


Anne Bell
Alford Academy
 

• Transfer records help planning