Example lesson plan & micro-teach
- Length/Duration: Fill template with 60 minutes’ worth of activities
- Weighting: 30%
- Due: Draft - Before Session 6 of 11, Final - Day of Session 7
- AQF level: 8
- Length/Duration: 10 minutes
- Weighting: 5%
- Due: In Session 6
- AQF level: 8
The purpose of this assessment task is to demonstrate the three standards of effective teaching:
- Knowing your students and how they learn.
- Working with the curriculum.
- Providing inclusive and safe learning environments.
It aligns with the following learning outcomes:
- LO1: Investigate educational teaching and learning practices that contribute to positive student behaviour and learning.
- LO2: Articulate aspects of student development including their physical, social and intellectual needs.
- LO3: Engage and communicate their knowledge, understanding, and application of effective lesson plans and learning sequences.
Prepare a lesson plan for a 60-minute lesson, then deliver a 10-minute segment of this lesson (micro-teaching) to a group of peers. Peers will provide feedback on the micro-teaching.
This assessment consists of the following 4 components:
1. Lesson plan
Craft a lesson plan for a 60-minute lesson using the lesson plan template on your specialisation (EMES) or key learning area (EMPE).
Your lesson plan must:
- Address at least 2 learning outcomes provided by the Victorian Curriculum
- Include learning goals that provide challenges for all students
- Have detailed descriptions of the learning activities and include timing of the tasks
- Include consideration of how you will provide a positive, inclusive and safe learning environment
- Include consideration of feedback and/or assessment for the lesson
- Cite academic sources used to complete this task using Harvard style in a reference list
- Incorporate peer feedback after presenting it to your group
2. Micro-teaching demonstration
In Session 6, you must give a 10-minute presentation of the lesson plan to a group of 4 or 5.
The presentation must:
- Clearly explain the learning goals and strategies employed
- Indicate where you should engage your learners (refer to the 5Es)
- Demonstrate a range of verbal and non-verbal communication strategies
- Include approaches that ensure equal access for all learners
3. Peer reviews
Provide feedback to each of the other members of your micro-teaching demonstration group in FeedbackFruits.
Use the rubric to grade your peers and provide constructive feedback about:
- What worked well in the demonstration
- What was unclear or missed
- What 2 or 3 things your peer could do differently to improve their presentation/teaching
Once you have received feedback from your peers, include this in your reflection on your teaching demonstration (there is a section at the end of the lesson plan for this).
- Carefully read the assessment requirements, criteria and rubric for this task.
- Craft a 60-minute lesson plan using the lesson plan template, leaving the Reflection section empty for now.
- Submit your lesson plan to FeedbackFruits before Session 6.
- In Session 6, present your lesson plan to your peer group.
- Also in Session 6, provide feedback to your peers in FeedbackFruits.
- Incorporate the feedback you received into the Reflection section of the lesson plan.
- Submit the final lesson plan to the dropbox on the day of Session 7.
Criterion 1: Planning of lesson
Criterion 2: Learning activities, including inquiry-based learning and metacognition
Criterion 3: Use of Victorian Curriculum
Criterion 4: Provision of a safe learning environment
Criterion 5: Assessment and feedback