The ultimate goal of independent learning is that students take ownership of their own learning and therefore shape the lesson. This can be achieved through students planning and delivering a connect activity that recaps prior learning.
- For homework, ask students to plan an activity that the class can complete at the start of next lesson that recaps what they learnt in that lesson;
- This can be scaffolded by discussing as a class what type of activities teachers often set at the start of the lesson;
- A list of activities could be given to students and they can rank them according to how effectively they help them learn and how appropriate they are to the lesson topic;
- In the next lesson, either choose one activity to do or have groups of students completing their own tasks that they completed for homework.